Sukanya Rajaratnam

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Lady Margaret Beaufort Fellow Sukanya Rajaratnam (m. 1993) is a veteran art dealer in New York City. She was a partner at the Mnuchin Gallery for fifteen years, where she curated seminal shows of underrepresented artists of color and women, including Ed Clark, Lynne Drexler, Sam Gilliam, Mary Lovelace O’Neal and Alma Thomas irrevocably changing their critical inclusion and commercial trajectories. Her career survey of David Hammons in 2016 remains one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever mounted on the artist. Prior to joining the Mnuchin Gallery, Rajaratnam worked at Deitch Projects and in the Post-War and Contemporary Department at Christie's.  Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Rajaratnam earned a BA and MA in Economics at Christ's, where she received First Class Honors. She endowed the Sukanya Rajaratnam Commonwealth Award for women applying for undergraduate studies at Christ’s College in 2023. She currently is Global Director of White Cube’s Strategic Market Initiatives and also serves as the Advisor to the Estate of Lynne Drexler.