Manju Shandler is a visual artist and theatre designer.
The National September 11th Memorial & Museum is currently exhibiting 850 paintings from Manju Shandler's 3,000 piece painting installation, Gesture, in the exhibition Rendering The Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11. This 16 month long exhibition includes works from 13 artists including Eric Fischl, The Blue Man Group and Christopher Saucedo.
Manju Shandler has had solo shows at Brown University's Sarah Doyle Gallery for Feminist Art, The Hammond Museum, The Honfleur Gallery, The Governor’s Island Art Fair, The Bergdorf Goodman Store Windows and group shows at The Untitled Space, Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery Ho, The ISE Cultural Foundation and throughout the US, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong.
Manju Shandler was selected as a NYFA Artist/Entrepreneur and received the University of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant for Visual Artists, The Art Asset Award from The ISE Cultural Foundation, and was selected for The Art Sprinter Award.
Manju Shandler's Puppet/Costume Design has been featured at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, PS 122, The LABA Theatre and at Radio City Music Hall. She has received an Emmy Nomination, Innovative Theatre Award, a Jim Henson Foundation Grant and was an Emerging Artist at the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference. In 2015 Shandler's production design of Cinderella and the Prince Who Slays the Magic Dragon made its fourth performance cycle at Avery Fisher Hall. She is one of the original sculptors of masks and puppetry for The Lion King on Broadway.
She has a B.A. in Performing Visual Art from Bennington College (1995).