Indira Cesarine "Blooming Goddess"
Indira Cesarine "Blooming Goddess" 2019
Goddess Series featuring dancer Katherine Crockett
Photography, Archival Ink on Sheer Aluminum, Satin Finish
Dimensions: 9 x 12in (Limited Edition 3/15), 12 x 18in (Limited Edition 1/10)
Signed on verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Indira Cesarine is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Cesarine discovered her passion for art at a young age and pursued an education from the age of 13 studying abroad in Paris, France, in New York at Parson's School of Design, as well as at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. She began working as a photographer from the age of seventeen, shooting for top modeling agencies Elite, Ford, and IMG Models while she finished her degree. Upon graduation from Columbia University, where she completed a triple major in Art History, French, and Women’s Studies, she continued her career in London where she was awarded photography commissions by Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other international titles while still in her early twenties. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.
In 2014, her first public art sculpture, "The Egg of Light," was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Cesarine’s artwork has been auctioned in a number of celebrated fundraising benefits including Sotheby’s New York “Take Home A Nude”, ARTWALK NY benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, among many others. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in numerous publications including The New York Times, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Aside from her work as an artist, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine, founder of Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality in the arts, as well as founder of The Untitled Space art gallery. Cesarine explores her creative vision as an artist vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and finds strength in examining new ideas in contemporary culture. Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for her artwork, which is influenced by autobiographical content, her Latinx heritage, and women’s history. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, New York.
The Goddess Series features photographic artwork of renowned dancer Katherine Crockett shot in studio on medium format and montaged with landscapes and macro flora images, with all photography and compositing by Indira Cesarine. The series is predominately in black and white and printed with archival ink on raw aluminum metal with a dye sublimation process. It presents empowering emotive images of the female form, with the graceful physical strength of the dancer juxtaposed with images representing the power of nature. Mother Earth becomes personified through the beauty of a goddess dancing.
Dancer Katherine Crockett is known for her career in modern dance and performance, having been the principal dancer of Martha Graham Dance Company. She toured internationally with the company for twenty-one years. Crockett additionally starred as “The Queen” in the Off-Broadway immersive theater hit, “Queen of the Night,” for which she created and choreographed her role. She has danced alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov, and has been featured in numerous films including award-winning “Fall to Rise” directed by Jayce Bartok, and in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as Cate Blanchett’s dancer double, directed by David Fincher.
Select works from The Goddess Series premiered in exhibit, “EDEN” at SPRING/BREAK Art Show presented at the UN Plaza in 2019. The full series was exhibited the same year at Superfine! Art Fair for “The Female Gaze on Love, Lust & Longing” exhibit in Soho, New York. In 2020, select works were featured in THE LABYRINTH exhibit and installation at The Untitled Space along with a special performance by Katherine Crockett for the opening.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.