a. 3340 21st Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94110
e. ranu (dot) iz (at) gmail (dot) com            
p. 415 279 2314   

Represented by: Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco              

Solo Exhibitions:
2013:Trade Appparitions, Gallery Wendi Norris
2012: Beta Space:Ranu Mukherjee:Telling Fortunes, San Jose Museum of Art

2011: Absorption into the Nomadic and Luminous, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco
2010: ‘VideoHole’ inauguration, Noma Gallery, San Francisco

Group Shows:

GRAIN, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
ArtPad, San Francisco
Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction, San Francisco, Ca.
Towards a Creole Procession, with Leah Gordon and Andre Eugene, Luggage Store Annex, SF
Only a Signal Shown, Southern Exposure, SF
Procession of Future Artifacts ,Artists Drawing Club, Asian Art Museum,SF
Echoes of Echo, 6th Sochi International Winter Festival, Russia
Art Dubai, Gallery Wendi Norris
A Tempting Fate; Inevitability and Scientific Fortune, Aggregate Space, Oakland


Making Camp, Sun Valley Art Center, Ketchum Idaho
Museum Store Mini Solos, SpaceBi at Asian Art Museum Store, San Francisco
Art Dubai, Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern and the Hatch
The future is NOW: Asian America on it's own terms, SOMArts, San Francisco
Past, Future, Now, Oddball Films, San Francisco


Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Houston Fine Art Fair
, Houston
Picturing Parallax: Photogrpahy and Video from the South Asian Diaspora, San Francisco State University
Pangea:Art at the Forefront of Cultural Convergence, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco
Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series, Washington DC

Shadowshop, ‘The More Things Change’, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Residency Projects 2, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley

After Words, texts on voice, published by the Social Practice Program, California College of the Arts
Larry Sultan Memorial Pinup Show, Oliver Art Center, Oakland

Tender Transmissions,
Luggage Store/Tenderloin National Forest, Wonderland Show, San Francisco
Home is Something I carry With Me, Mission District private residences, San Francisco
'Obsidiana', Galeria AFA, Santiago
ScreenLab at Studio for Urban Projects, San Francisco
'For Lovers and Fighters', Spare Room Project, San Francisco

VividWild, Fort Gallery, Oakland           
Eccentric Spaces and Serious Pleasures, The Colony Room, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Code-Switchers, The Lab, San Francisco                                                           
Field Work, The Apartment, Vancouver

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral reef, Institute for Figuring, Hayward gallery, London
'Man Who Fell to Earth Remix', Tang at Shine, San Francisco                                                        
Night Light, an evening of luminous environments, Climate Theatre, San Francisco            
California as Paradox, Imagined Communities, Fort Gallery, San Francisco                       
T-10 Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland                                                           
‘Sustenance’ screening with Holy Mountain, Fort Gallery, San Francisco
Rituals of Vodou, Victoria and Albert Museum, London                                   
‘Liquid Lattice’ text publication, Orphandrift and CCRU Frozen Tears 3, ed. John Russell           
‘Black Hole Study’ Satellite Magazine, issue 2, ISA                                               
Video sets,  ‘In-sight’, Kunst-Stoff Dance Company at Bay Area Now,                       
 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Public Projects, Collaborations, Curating

2012        Towards a Creole Procession with Leah Gordon and Andre Eugene(Atis Rezistans)
2009        Tender Transmissions, Luggage Store Annex/Tenderloin National Forest, Wonderland Show, SF
2009        orphan drift/ScreenLab at Studio for Urban Project(ion)s, San Francisco
1994        Co-founded collaborative artist Orphan Drift with Suzanne Karakashian,Maggie Roberts and Erle Stenberg)  


Kadist Foundation

San Jose Museum of Art

1994-2005, orphan drift

solo shows:

Doublewalker, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver 2003                       
Motion Capture and Mischief, Minimum Existence, London 2002             
Technical Support, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver 2000           
Carrier, KustnernesHus, Oslo 2000
Syzygy, Beaconsfield Arts, London 1999           
0(rphan)d(rift>), Cabinet Gallery, London 1995           
Ariadne’s Gone Virtual, Underwood Street Gallery, London 1995
group shows and screenings:

Circa ’75, New Langton Arts 21st Annual Art Auction, San Francisco
 Independent School of Art, Black Market Auction, San Francisco
N.Y. Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles           
Jacmel Film Festival-Fondation Sant D'A, Jakmel Haiti
Art Live3, Festival of Contaminations, Turin
Sharpening Arrows, Distilling Power, Increasing Desire, Bang the Gallery, Capetown
Raindance Film Festival, London
Nuevas Tecnologias de Genero, University of Valencia
Century City, Tate Modern, London
KinoKULTURE, The Chamber of Pop Culture, Horse Hospital, London
Video-program, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin
Berlin open, Trafo Galeria, Budapest
Wanted, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow and Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Feels Like Vodou Spirit, October Gallery London
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Pop Unlimited, Oberhausen
Cinemuerte International Horror Film Festival, Vancouver
International Conference on Semiotics, University of Urbino
Expo-Destructo-Post Media Flea Market, London
Raindance Film Festival, Pop Promo Showcase, Metro Cinema, London
Martin, Atlantis Gallery, London, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw
Viper TV, Bank, London
Popoccultural2, Southhampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton UK
Winkle and his Woodland Chums, Bank, London
Post, GPO Building, Edinborough
Big Blue, Coins Coffee Store, London
Poppoccultural, Cabinet Gallery at South London Gallery, London
San Francisco Art Fair, Cabinet Gallery
Charge of the Light Brigade, Bank, London
The Hanging Picnic, Factual Nonsense, London


 ‘Meshed’ A Graphic Novel with images by Orphan Drift and text by CCRU, 1999           
’Zone Codes’ i/o/d, Underground Publications On-line, Fringeware Review, Art Throb,Tomato, 1997
0(rphan)d(rift>)Cyberpositive, Experimental cyberpunk novel, Cabinet Editions, 1995           
‘FormZ, lyrics’ visual text, Mute Magazine, issue 1, 1994
 ‘YouVgen’ short story, Mute Magazine, Pilot issue, 1994           

vj gigs:

Michael Franti and Spearhead, 9/11 Power to the Peaceful Festival, 550 Barneveld, San Francisco             Tipper, DNA Lounge, San Francisco           
BTX vs the Catacoombs of Boom, San Francisco
Noodle Factory Benefit, Oakland
BTX at Amnesia, San Francisco
Lucid, Soluna and Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
Exotic Erotic, Cow Palace, San Francisco
Photek, DNA Lounge, San Francisco
od, Milk Bar, Vancouver
Ascension03, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco
Boombox Benefit, warehouse, San Francisco
Qool, 111 Minna, San Francisco
Video Riot, Transcinema festival, D7/Emarcadero, San Francisco
Project Valis, London Bughouse at 291 Gallery, London
Oojami, Barbican center, London and Babylon, Istanbul
Soundscapes, Belgrade Yard Sound System, Belgrade
Raindance Festival Opening, Global Cafe, London
Apache61/XChromosomes CD release, Scala, London
Nerve, I.C.A., London
Fick, The Drome, London
Internet radio launch, Global Café, London
Pressure, Cyberia, London
Classic, inaugural concert by (rout), Beaconsfield Arts, London
Audiovisual, BAKspace, London
Jungle night, The End, London
Silverfish, Cloud9, London
Orphan drift book launch, Poster Studio, London
Possession, 121 Center, London

academic work

presentations and panels

Ilovetheory,don’tyou, Graduate Painting, California College of the Arts, 2008           
Relativity, Society for Photographic Education West Annual Conference, San Jose State, 2005           
Haitian Art Show, October Gallery, London 2001           
Caribbean History Month, Goldsmiths College, London, 1996
Thinking Alien, Leeds University 1996           
Technophobia, Institute of Contemporary Art, London 1995           
Virtual Futures 2, University of Warwick, 1005
Embodied Knowledges, Goldsmiths College, London, 1995
Out of Control, Royal College of Art, London, 1995


2011-current Associate Professor, Graduate Fine Art, Social Practice, California College of the Arts
2011-current Visiting Professor, New Genres San Francisco Art Institute

2004-10 Adjunct Professor, California College of Arts, San Francisco
1994-02            Lecturer in Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, London
1996-01            Lecturer, University Of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
2000-02            Final Cut Pro Instructor, Raindance, London
1993-95            Visiting Artist, Middlesex University, London
1994-95            Visiting Lecturer, Winchester College of Art, Winchester
1993-94            Visiting Artist, Canterbury College of Art, Canterbury
1994                  Visiting Lecturer, Media and Cultural Studies, Southhampton Institute


M.F.A. Royal College of Art, Painting Department, London
Thesis with Distinction- An Essay on Excess in Photographic Communication:
the orders of perception engaged by film and photography.

B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
Major in Painting, Minor in Film with Honors

HTML1 and Dreamweaver2, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco
Advanced Certificate in Video Editing, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco
Final Cut Pro (Apple Certified), After Effects, Pro Tools and Video Engineering
Avid Composer Training Residency, A.C.C.A.A.N., Caens, France
Multimedia Short Course, Artec, London
Photoshop, Director and Premiere
Exchange, Parsons School of Design and American College in Paris
Certificat de Lithographie, L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris