Born in 1960 at Delhi, Seema Kohli first studied Philosophy and then followed it up with a Diploma in Applied Arts. Primarily self-trained, her art practice, spanning over three decades, embraces paintings, sculpture, installation and films. As a celebration of the female form and energy, the source of the twin forces of creation and destruction, her work chronicles ancient legends and mythology in a contemporary context. Her intricately detailed work revolves around themes of beauty, procreation, sensuality and spirituality, and uses a colourful palette – blue, red and green with gold. Deeply meditative and calm, her semi-anthropomorphic divinities surround themselves with nature – trees, birds and animals. Somewhat autobiographical and personal, they nudge the viewer to look within and across boundaries of myth and reality, self and the other. Seema’s work has been exhibited in over 20 solo and numerous national and international exhibitions, during Art Basel 2009, ARCO Spain 2010, Shanghai Art Fair 2011, and Art Stage Singapore 2012. Winner of the Gold Award for her video at the Florence Biennale, 2009, she has also been conferred the Young FICCI Ladies Organization Award and the Lalit Kala National Award for Women Achievers in 2008. Her work, which has been the subject of lectures, can be seen at international airports in Delhi and Mumbai, and is part of the collections of the Defense Ministry, Tata Steel, H.E. The President of Singapore, Jindal Steel, Manipal University, Hotel Leela Palace, United Nations Drug Control Programme, Raj Niwas Pondicherry, Indian Railways, Centre for Civil Society India, Bharat Bhawan Bhopal, Lalit Kala and Sahitya Kala Academy, Goa Museum Of Art and more recently Rubin Museum of Art, besides several private collectors. She currently lives and works in New Delhi.