Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist, writer, and educator who uses art as a strategy to connect memory and history with the urgent social issues of our time. Her work focuses on decolonization, the hierarchy of the senses, and the impact of migration. Raised in Los Angeles and based in Oakland she is Indian and Japanese Colombian American. Sita holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. A recipient of the 2019 Art Matters Grant, and a 2020 Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellow, she currently teaches in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts.
Bhaumik has been the art features editor for Hyphen magazine, and a board member at Kearny Street Workshop. She has been a Fellow at the Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo, and an artist in residence at Shankill Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland and Denniston Hill in Upstate New York. She is a founding member of the People’s Kitchen Collective in Oakland, California along with Jocelyn Jackson and Saqib Keval. Together, they produce community meals that narrate our shared struggle and resilience.