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Seema Kohli

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The Birds of Paradise, 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas With 24 K Gold and Silver Leaf 36x 48 Inches © Seema Kohli
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TheGolden Womb, 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas With 24 K Gold and Silver Leaf 24x24 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Rising of Kundalini-2, 2012 Bronze 36 X 20 X 18 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Rising of Kundalini [1], 2012 Bronze 30 X 24 X 12 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Buterfly Rain, 2012 Mixed Media © Seema Kohli
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The Seed of Life, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas 80 X 90 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Hiranyagarbha, 2010 Bronze 24 X 18 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Maheshvari, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 36 X 48 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Shakti, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 60 X 70 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Khel, 2013 Mixed Media Installation 36 X 96 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Do i need a body to fly, 2013 Drawing on Hand Painted Archival Print 13 X 21 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Self, 2013 Drawing on Hand Painted Archival Print 13 X 21 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Vaishnavi, 2013 Bronze 36 X 24 X 14 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Maheshvari, 2013 Bronze 50 X 36 X 25 Inches © Seema Kohli
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carrier of Energy, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 24 X 84 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Memoirs, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 36 X 36 Inches © Seema Kohli
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Untitled , 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 2x2 Ft © art indus
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Acrylic and Ink on Canvas With 24kt Gold and Silver Leaf, Plywood and Fiberglass 10x12x6 in © Courtesy of the Artist
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© Courtesy of the Artist
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1960
Works in
New Delhi
Tags
sculpture, installation, performance
Current Exhibitions and Events
Statement

A self trained artist, Seema Kohli’s exhaustive practice that spans over three decades embraces a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, installation and films. Her work is primarily a celebration of the female form and energy the source of the twin forces of creation and destruction. A contemporary chronicler of the ancient myths and mythological figures of India,Kohli explores the themes of beauty, sensuality and spirituality through her work. Kohli’s harmonious compositions and intricate detailing with an exceptional use of gold leaf and blue render a fantastical world of stories, myths and legends. Deeply meditative and calm, Kohli’s semi-anthropomorphic divinities surround themselves with trees, birds and animals in the lap of nature. A visual storyteller, she weaves stories that are not autobiographical but deeply personal. Yet, they are universal at the same time. It is the participation of the viewer that extends the meaning of the work and each time a new story unfolds. Continually nudging at the boundaries of myth and reality,self and the other,Kohli  has extended the boundary of her practice spilling it across the canvas of life. For Kohli, art and life truly intersect.

She has had 20 solo shows and has been a part of numerous national and international shows. She has participated in prestigious art fairs like Art Basel 2009, ARCO Spain 2010,Shanghai Art Fair2011, ArtStage Singapore 2012.She received further acclaim for her creativity at the Florence Biennale, 2009 where she received a Gold Award for her video Swayamsiddha-Myth, Mind and Movement.
She has also received the Young FICCI Ladies Organization Women Achiever’s Award in 2010 and the Lalit Kala National Award for Women in 2008.

Her works can be seen as public art at the Delhi International Airport, Mumbai International/Domestic Airport, the Defense Ministry, Tata Residency, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, VLCC, Manipal University, Hotel Leela Palace, and New Delhi. Seema was also a part of the Art for Freedom at Bonham’s Auction, Christies and Sotheby’s, Khushii Auction 2007, Florence Biennial 2008.Her latest installation work has been acquired by ONGC, New Delhi for display in their public atrium.

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, Goa museum Of Art and more recently Rubin Museum, Private Collections, NY, USA and many more collectors in India and abroad.

Seema has also held interactive sessions and lectures about her works at Ted X Chennai[2012],NGMA, Bangalore[2011],Modula Conceptions, Dubai[2011], IFRD, Mumbai[2012], Indo Bangladesh  Cross Over[2012], The International Women Forum, Chennai [2012] and WIN Conference,Rome[2012].

She currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.