Seema Kohli
 
   

Born 23rd Sept, 1960. New Delhi, India.
   Education
   • 1981 - B.A. (HON.) Philosophy, Miranda House, University of Delhi
   • 1983 - Diploma in Applied Arts (ITI) , South Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi
   • 2002 - Worked in collaboration in Lithography with Mr. Devraj Dakoji
   • 2002-2004 - Worked in Bharat Bhawan
   • 1995-2005 - Worked and trained in Triveni Kala Sangam under the eminent artist Mr. Rameshwar Broota

   Awards
   • 2010 - Young FICCI Ladies Organisation Women
   Achiever's Awards
   • 2009 - Gold Medal Florence Biennale – for 2-channel video installation, Swayamsiddha
   • 2008 - Marg Drishti Award, South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi
   • 2007 - Lalit Kala Akademi National Awards for Women
   Selections
   • 2010 - Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai
   • 2010 - Permanent collection, Essl Museum, Austria
   • 2010 - Los Angeles Art Fair
   • 2009 - Florence Biennial
   • 2009 - Asian First Film Festival, Singapore – screening & nomination
   • 2009 - Gabron Museum Vallodalid , Spain
   • 2009 - The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts, New Jersey
   • 2008 - Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
   • 2007 - Lalit Kala Akademi National Awards
   • 2007 - Florence Biennial
   • 2006 - Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
   • 2003 - Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual, Drawing
   • 2002 - Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual
   Photography
   • 2002 - Camlin Northern Regional Competition
   • 2001 - AIFACS Annual Painting Competition
   • 2001 - AIFACS Annual (State Level) Drawing Competition
   • 2001 - CAMLIN North Regional Annual Competition
   • 2000 - AIFACS Annual Drawing Competetion
   • 1998 - Sahitya Kala Parishad, Annual Exhibition
   Solo Shows
   • 2009 - Mystical Narratives, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
   • 2009 - Swayam Siddha, curated by Dr. Alka Pande and presented by Gallery Nvya
   • 2009 - Philosophical Fantasy, Gallery Seven & Art & Soul
   • 2008 - Artist of the Month, Bajaj Capital Art House
   • 2007 - Hiranya Garbha, Gallery Space, Hyderabad
   • 2007 - Hiranya Garbha - The Golden Womb - curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Art Room gallery at Visuals Art Gallery
   • 2007 - Alchemy, Arushi Arts at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
   • 2006 - Hiranya Garbha, Chor Bazaar, London, curated by Sushma K Bahl
   • 2006 - The Eternal Womb Art Heritage curated by Ebrahim Alkazi, New Delhi
   • 2004 - The Golden Womb, paper works at Anayas Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • 2003 - Random Introspection, The Grand and Maurya Marriot, New Delhi
   • 2002 - The Golden Womb, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
   • 2001 - Hiranya Garbha, ISU Art Gallery, Singapore
   • 1999 - Spirited Sprite, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
   • 1999 - Reflections, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
   • 1999 - Black & White, ANZ Grindlays, New Delhi
   • 1998 - The Quest AIFACS, New Delhi

   Group Shows
   2010
   • ‘7 Women Artists’, Art Heritage 1, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
   • ‘Where the Streets have no name’, Salaam Baalak Trust Children, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
   • Fusion-Masterpieces of art, brought to you by Krisala
   • ‘The Spirit of a Butterfly’, Gallery Art & Soul, curated by Prayag Shukla, Mumbai
   • God vs Spirituality and Art Loot, Khushi, New Delhi
   • Art for Concern, Annual Art Show by Concern India Foundation, Shrishthi Art Gallery, Hyderabad
   • ‘At Eye Level’, Art Select, curated by Karim Adrian Van Rogers
   Journey V, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai
   • ‘Annual Art Show’ Pink Ginger Art Gallery, Mumbai
   • Evolve, Tao Art Gallery
   • Kumar Art Gallery
   • Master’s Corner, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Organised by the Indian
   • Contemporary Art Journal.
   • Moments, a group show, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
   2009
   • Living Art Expanse, O’Palacio Gallery, New Delhi
   • Secret and Sacred, Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • Harmony, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • Step By Step, Nitanjali, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
   Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
   • Florence Biennale, Florence
   • DigiIndia by Teamwork, Gabaron Museum, Vallodalid, Spain
   • The Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts, New Jersey
   • Satyagraha, presented by Teamwork, Vallodalid Spain
   2008
   • Beyond Boundaries, Visual Art, UK
   • Ashtanayika – Curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
   • Gandhi Centenary, curated by Teamwork, South Africa
      • Dus Mahavidya- book release and group show. Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
   • Legends of India, ICCR, Kolkata
   • Annanya, curated by Sushma Bahl , Bajaj Capital Art House,
   • Art for Freedom by Tehelka, AICON Art Gallery London
   • Baisakhi Show, Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • Annual Show at Chawla Art Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘Continuum’ presented Udayan Care, curated by Sushma Bahl
   • ‘Artscape’, curated by Sushma Bahl, Epicentre, Gurgoan
   • ‘Aspirations’, Sahaj Snakalp, curated by Archana B Sapra, Epicentre, Gurgoan
   • ‘Sakti - Women in the vanguard of Indian Art’, Indian Art Circle, New Delhi
   2007
   • Florence Biennial, Florence
   • ‘Fact and Fiction’, curated by Sushma K Bahl at SW 1 Gallery, London
   • ‘Devotion’ by Galleria
   • ‘Art Mart’, curated by Priya Pall and Hema Singh at Art Mart, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
   • ‘Confluence’, by Gallery Art Pilgrim at the Trinity Towers, Mumbai
   • ‘Vistaar’, curated by Sushma K Bahl and presented by Limited Editions, at the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘Devotion’, by Art Positive at Alliance Française, New Delhi
   • ‘Colors of Life’ - by CPAA at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
   • ‘Art for concern’ - by CIF at Taj Palace, New Delhi
   • ‘Variable Strokes’ - works by Fourteen Contemporary Artists from India
   • ‘Shiksha’ Show by Round Table India at Hyatt, New Delhi
   2006
   • Gallery Collection at Art Heritage, New Delhi
   • 'Devotion' by Art Positive at India Habitat Center, New Delhi
   • Gallery Collection by Art Heritage at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
   • Seven Women Artists Show at Bharat Bhawan, New Delhi
   • ‘Polka - Different Strokes’, by Arushi Arts, Delhi and Mumbai
   • 'Mumbai Se' Contemporary Indian Art Show, by Art Positive
   • ‘Harvest’ by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
   2005
   • ‘Devotion’ by Art Positive at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘The Written Word’ by Apparao Galleries Chennai
   • ’Journey Through Line, Colour and Images’, by Krishna Gallery, LKA New Delhi
   • Arushi Arts Summer Show 2005, at Shridhirani Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • Two Man Show of drawings by Arushi Arts at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘Art Felt - “The Mixed Bag” 100 years of CPI, Arpana Centre for Art & Literature, New Delhi
   • ‘Harvest’ Arushi Arts, Mumbai
   2004
   • ‘The Picture Family Show’ at Apparao Galleries, Chennai
   • ‘Collage’ - 5 Women Artists’ Show at Art Cafe Launch, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi
   • ‘Art for Vision’ – Shankar Nathrayalya, LKG, New Delhi.
   • ‘Badal Raag’, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
   • ‘Harvest 2004’ by Arushi Arts
   • ‘Celebrating Women, 50 Women Artists’ Show , Chemistry of Colours, Matigarh, New Delhi.
   • ‘Women on Women’ by Indiacircle.com, New Delhi
   • Fankar Group, Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi
   • Fankar Group, Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore
   2003
   • Absolute Art, Gurgaon, Haryana
   • ‘Harmony’ Show- 8, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
   • ‘Expression of Art’, Vyakt Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘Heart & Soul’, PBC, New Delhi
   2002
   • ‘Harvest 2002’, by Arushi Arts, New Delhi
   • UNDCP hold show on art at British Council Library, New Delhi
   • ‘Daffodils’, at Grand Hyatt, New Delhi
   • Karma Art Gallery, New Delhi
   • Russian Centre of Art Culture & Sports, New Delhi
   2001
   • ‘Stree Shakti’ at Habiart, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
   • ‘Miniature Magic’ at Habiart, Habitat Centre New Delhi
   • ‘Reflections’ at Swastika Gallery, New Delhi
   • ‘Lines & Images’ at Swastika Gallery, New Delhi
   • ’20 Women Artists’ by Indo-RAFAS, Russian Centre, New Delhi
   • ‘Kaleidoscope’ ISU Art Gallery, Singapore
   • ‘And Buddha Smiled Again’ Masters Guild – AFAL, New Delhi
   • ‘Man in Nature’ Studio 55, New Delhi
   • ‘Sphote’ - Habiart, New Delhi • ‘Aparajita’ Vhai for Gujarat Earth Quake Habitat Centre, New Delhi
   • ‘Group’ by Sir Vincent Gallery, Bangalore
   2000
   • ‘Young Faces Of 2000’ Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta'
   • ‘Art Folio’ Chandigarh
   • ‘Rainbow -1’ Art Today, New Delhi
   • ‘Rainbow -2’ Art Today, New Delhi.
   • ‘Art Panorama’ at CPLA, New Delhi
   1999
   • ‘Art Junction’ Hotel Intercontinental, New Delhi
   • ‘Sangraha’ Group Show at CPLA, New Delhi
   • ’Annual Show’ by Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta
   • ‘Summer Show’ at Art Today New Delhi
   1998
   • ANZ Grindlays Bank, New Delhi
   1997
   • Sahitya Kala Parishad, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
   Public Projects
   • 2010 - Commissioned works for the newly constructed Domestic Airport, Mumbai
   • 2009 - Commissioned works for the newly constructed International Airport, Mumbai
   • 2009 - Yajurveda – an installation in steel, produced in collaboration with Jindal Steelworks (apprx. 7.5 ft x 3.6ft x 9.4 ft), installed at Manipal University, Karnataka
   • 2009 - Commissioned paintings for Ministry of Defence
   • 2004 - Worked on Frescoes – oil on fabric on the wall (approx.12ft x 4ft, and 12ft x 8ft).
   Films
   • 2009 - Swayam Siddha – Myth, Mind and Movement and What were you thinking…any ways, Gallery Time & Space, Bangalore
   • 2009 - Swayam Siddha – Myth, Mind and Movement. Concept, performance and direction, Winner of the Gold Award at the Florence Biennale, 2009
   • 2009 - ‘What were you thinking about anyways’ 8 mins Concept, performance and direction
   • 2006 - ‘100 Miles’ Northern Railways, Barog to Shimla, Centenary Year (directed) 28 mins Concept and direction.

   Art Fairs / Festivals
    • 2010 - Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai, India
    • 2010 - Indinox, Jindal Steel participation at the Stainless Steel Conference + Fair, Ahmedabad
    • 2010 - Los Angeles Art Fair, USA
    • 2009 - International Art Festival in Kathmandu
    • 2009 - India Art Summit, New Delhi, India
    • 2009 - ARCOMadrid, Spain
    • 2008 - Art Basel

   Other Projects
   • 2010 - Invited as speaker on ‘Harmony through Art’ – Param Ekagrata Conference organized by the Rotary International – District 3010.
   • 2009 - Worked with autistic children at the Autistics Society, Dubai
   • 2009 - Igniting Minds and Ideas: A Workshop in Tihar Prision, New Delhi with Latitude 28
   • 2009 - Presentation of the Goddesses in Buddhisim at the foundation of SAARC Writers & literature SAARC Apex Body

   Other Editions
   • Silk Scarves with imprints of conceptualized and signed art work, to be released by the Taj Group of Hotels in Jodhpur on the 26th of October 2007.
   • Conceptualized art work printed on a glass lotus in collaboration with Klove for Limited Editions Gallery, 2007
   • 28th October 2007, ‘Khushii India on Canvas 2007’, conceptualized artwork along with Twinkle Khanna.
   • ‘Rays of Light’ Translation of a book on Anand Murti Guru Maa.

   Camps
   • 2008 - Art Basel
   • 2007 - Hyderabad by Gallery Space
   • 2006 - Bali by Polka Art Gallery
   • 2006 - Bharat Bhawan Print Maker Camp, Bhopal
   • 2005 - Whelams Boys School, Dehradun organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi, N.D.
   • 2004 - City Palace, Jaipur held by Art River 100 Years of the Kalka-Shimla Rail Track, Barog, Shimla by Northern Railways & Art River
   • 2003 - Venu Eye Institute, New Delhi
   • 1983 - Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi
   Workshops
   • 2002 – 2005
   ‘Wanderlust’, by Karma Art Gallery, New Delhi
   ‘Art Voila’ at Tivoli Garden, New Delhi.
   ‘Joy of Colors’ by Capital Court, New Delhi
   ‘UNDCP’, New Delhi.
   Auctions
   • 2010 - WIA Golden Ball, Inter-continental Hotel, Park Lane, London, U.K.
   • 2010 - ‘Confluence’ with Prakrit Art and Rotary, Chennai
   • 2009 - Khushi, Art Loot, New Delhi
   • 2009 - Khushi, New Delhi
   • 2006 - Bonhams, U.K
   Collections
   • H.E. The President Mr. S.R. Nathan; Chairman of the Arts Council, Mr.Liu Thai Ker; and the Indian High Commissioner Mr. P. P. Shukla, Norway: H.E. the High Commissioner Mr. Arney Walther; ICCR; Camlin; UNDCP, Raj Niwas, Pondicherry: Northern Railways; Indian Railways; CTC; CCS India; Venu Eye Institute, Shankar Nethrayala; Bharat Bhawan Bhopal; Lalit Kala Akademi; Sahitya Kala Academy; Jindal Stainless; Manipal University; Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai; Essl Museum, Austria and art lovers in India and abroad.
   Publications
   • Swayamsiddha, (Ed.) Alka Pande, published by Gallerie Nvya, 2009
   • Dusmahavidya, (Ed.) Keshav Malik, published by Ravi Kumar Jain Publications, 2008.