SITA BHAUMIK – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an IAO Research Fellow

SitaKuratomiBhaumik_250x300Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and writer born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles to Indian and Japanese Colombian parents. After receiving her B.A., Cum Laude, in Studio Art from Scripps College, Sita moved to the Bay Area where she holds an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies. Sita has collaborated with organizations such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, SomArts, 18 Reasons, 826 Valencia, Asterisk SF, Whitman College, and Cal-State Fullerton. She has been the art features editor for Hyphen magazine, writer for Art Practical, and a board member at Kearny Street Workshop. Sita teaches photography and portfolio development at RayKo Photo Center and spends all of her spare time in the kitchen.


The IAO is pleased to support Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik’s research project around techniques for creating scented prints and installations. This project builds on Bhaumik’s existing artistic practice fusing scent and visual practice, often using spices and edible materials to evoke a sense of place.