Seema Kohli #Biography
Seema Kohli is a self-taught Indian contemporary artist exploring her medium since the past 28 years. She dreams first, then visualizes and achieves. Her work is symbolic of the progress and recycling of thought processes in her mind. Seema’s language of expression is eclectic, encompassing a wide range of mediums ranging from painting, murals and films to sculptures and installation. Her works revolve around creation, our cosmic journeys, of the oneness of being and our final liberation from materialistic bondages.
She has had over 20 solo shows in NY, Dubai, Singapore, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. She has also participated in International art fairs (Beijing, Basel, Shanghai, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and India). Her work can be seen in public art as murals of 10’ x 100’ at the Delhi International Airport, Mumbai International/Domestic Airport, the Defense Ministry, Tata Residency, Manipal University, Leela Palace and Ritz Carlton Hotels.
She has received a by eDeals"> Gold Award for her video Swayamsiddha-Myth, Mind and Movement at the Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Ciia di Firenze, 7th Edizione 2009 in Florence, Italy and was also honoured with the Young FICCI Organisation Women Achiever’s Award and the Lalit Kala National Award for Women in 2008.
Her paintings are in collections with H.E. The President of Singapore Mr. S.R. Nathan; Chairman of the Arts Council of Singapore, Mr. Liu Thai Ker; Norway High Commissioner, Camlin, UNDCP, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry; Northern Railways, Indian Railways, CCS India, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Lalit Kala and Sahitya Kala Akademi and various art collectors, art connoisseurs, leading architects, private and public museums including Rubin’s Musuem, USA and MOSA, Brussels, corporate houses, public institutions and consulate generals in India and abroad.
The artist currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.