Seema Kohli was born on 1960 in Delhi. A self trained artist, Seema Kohli's exhaustive practice that spans over three decades embraces a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, installation and performance.
Her work is primarily a celebration of the female form and energy - the source of the twin forces of creation and destruction. Shakti, the divine cosmic energy has been extensively explored, engaged with, and retold through Seema Kohli's works.
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.
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 and Biennales like collateral event at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2015, collateral event at Venice Biennale 2014, 2015, Hong Kong, 2015, Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, Art Basel 2009, ARCO Spain 2010, Shanghai Art Fair 2011, Art Stage Singapore 2012, Beijing Biennale 2012, India Art Fair 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015. 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.