Mequitta Ahuja (1976), is a Baltimore-based contemporary feminist painter whose parents hail from Cincinnati and New Delhi. She seeks to redefine self-portraiture as picture-making, rather than an exercise in identity. She describes her earlier work as automythography, a combination of personal narrative with cultural and personal mythology. She received her BA in 1998 from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and her MFA in 2003 from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Ahuja’s works have been widely exhibited, including venues such as the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Saatchi Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Crystal Bridges, Baltimore Museum of Art and Grand Rapids Art Museum. “Whip-smart and languorous” is how the July 24, 2017 issue of the New Yorker described a work by Mequitta Ahuja then on view at the Asia Society Museum. Ahuja is a 2018 Guggenheim fellow.