Rajni Perera

Rajni Perera’s work explores issues of hybridity, sacrilege and irreverence, indexical sciences, ethnography, gender, sexuality, popular culture, deities, monsters, and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses, made to act as Perera’s personal record of impossible discoveries. Her work actively engages in discussion with the viewing audience about the aesthetic treatment of gender and the non-European sacred and secular body in a popular culture context. Thus, her work creates a subversive aesthetic that counteracts oppressive discourse and acts as a restorative force through which people can move out of repressive modes of being and towards reclaiming their power. Her work has been featured in the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto ON), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto ON), and Art Fairs such as Art Toronto and Art Dubai. She lives and works in Toronto.

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VOGUE - RAJNI PERERA FEATURED IN “THE COOL GIRL’S GUIDE TO TORONTO”, DEC 2018

TORONTO STAR - MOCA’S BELIEVE, SEPT 2018

TORONTO LIFE - TORONTO’S MOST STYLISH: RAJNI PERERA, OCT 2018

CANADIAN ART - IN THE STUDIO WITH RAJNI PERERA, MAY 2017

THE FADER - MEET RAJNI PERERA, THE CANADIAN ARTIST TAKING ON THE GLOBAL MARKET, MAY 2016

CBC – RAJNI PERERA INTERVIEW: ART SCENE IN TORONTO, FEB 2016

CBC ARTS - RAJNI PERERA’S STUNNING SCI-FI NEO-AMAZONIANS, FEB 2016