Profile :: Seema  Kohli

(b. 1960)



Seema Kohli's works reveal a claiming of feminine subjectivities, an altered concept of feminine sexuality. Her works bring into focus a woman's physical attributes, her intellect, thought, dreams and realities. The domain of sacred feminine geography with an effulgence of energy emanates from the paintings, where myth, memory and imagination have become the handmaiden of her own artistic oeuvre.  Within the genres of sexuality and desire, one can't ignore the parallel journeys of discovery that she has made. Being a student of philosophy, she has inhaled and experienced myriad notions of existence, and has lived emotional and psychological reality.   

Since last 28 years Seema Kohli has had over 20 solo shows, NY, Dubai, Singapore Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore. Has participated in International art fairs (Basel, Shanghai, Madrid, Singapore, Hong Kong,Japan, India) She has held interactive presentations of her works in NGMA Bangalore, Kalakriti Hyderabad, Palam in Chennai and Modula Conceptio in Dubai. Her works can be seen as public art as murals of 10’ x 100’ at the Delhi International Airport, Mumbai International/Domestic Airport, the Defense Ministry, Tata Residency, Manipal University, Jindal Steel. 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 Mr. Arney Walther;  Camlin, UNDCP, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry: Northern Railways, Indian Railways, CCS India, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Lalit Kala and Sahitya Kala Akademi and  various art collectors in India and abroad.  Kohli has received the Gold at Florence Biennale 2009,1 Premio "Video, the YFLO Women Achiever’s Award, the LKA National Award for Women in 2008.Her works are a part of private and public Museums including Rubin’s Museum.

She lives and works from her studio in New Delhi India.