Seema Kohli, born in 1960, is a multidisciplinary contemporary Indian artist who explores themes of femininity, beauty and spirituality. One of the most celebrated artists in India today, her creative expression spans original paintings, murals, installations, ceramics, prints, performances and sculptures. Each medium is a unique articulation of her style, and over time she has brought a synergy of her sensibilities to her art. Seema is particularly noted for dreamlike scenes where women celebrate their elegance and sensuality. Each of her paintings is not only richly layered with many stories and motifs rooted in Indian mythology, including the tree of life and Hindu deities, but also illuminated with silver leaf and 24 carat gold details.
Seema received a Philosophy degree with honors from Miranda House and a diploma in Applied Arts from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women. In 2019, she was the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of Sacred Art in Brussels. She has previously exhibited in Venice, Melbourne, London, New York, Dubai, Singapore and several cities in India. Her work is also featured in the collections of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kochi Museum of Arts, National Gallery Of Modern Art in Bangalore and Rubin Museum of Art in New York.
Her exhibit with us is titled Golden Womb Series – a 24 ct silver leaf, and acrylic &inks on canvas made in 2021.