Renluka Maharaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago. She lives and works between Colorado, New York City and Trinidad. Working with photography, installations, research and travel, Renluca's work, which is often autobiographical, investigates themes of history, memory, religion, gender and how they inform identity. Maharaj completed her BFA at the University of Colorado Boulder and her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received the Barbara De Genevieve Scholarship. Her work has been recognized with awards including Fellowships from: Vermont Studio Center, Fountainhead Residency and Virginia Center For Creative Arts.