Sreshta Rit Premnath (b. 1979, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is a multidisciplinary artist and the founding editor of Shifter, an issue based journal featuring contemporary art, creative writing and critical theory. Premnath completed a BFA at The Cleveland Institute of Art (2003), MFA at Bard College (2006), and has attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, Skowhegan and Smack Mellon. Premnath is the Director of the BFA Fine Arts program at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York.
His work has been included in solo exhibitions at Rodriguez Gallery, Poznan (2019); Ace Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Nomas Foundation, Rome (2017); Kansas Gallery, New York (2014); Gallery SKE, Bangalore (2013); The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2012); Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago (2012); Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2011); and Art Statements, Art Basel (2010). He has participated in group exhibitions at Westfällischer Kunstverein, Münster (2019); Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Dubai (2017); Queens Museum, New York (2015); YBCA, San Francisco (2011); Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris (2010); and 1A Space, Hong Kong (2010). Premnath has received grants from Art Matters and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and was awarded the Arthur Levitt Fellowship from Williams College.