About Seema Singh Dua 

Seema Singh Dua has been a sculptor for the past fifteen years in India where she developed her sculptural techniques and moved her focus towards the inner soul of the sculptures. She considers the aesthetic exterior of art a small part of a larger experience. Using the concepts of interior and exterior, Dua encourages her audience to contemplate the dichotomies of the physical and the cerebral, reality and imagination, and the exposed and the hidden. Using a variety of materials for her sculpture, the viewer is drawn in to contemplate the deeper meaning through each piece’s unique textures, forms, and colors. 


New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – All Media: “Configured Personas” 

Artist Personal Website: www.seemasinghdua.com 

Email: seemasdua@gmail.com 


Artist Statement 

It seems after years, as an artist I have understood what figurative sculpture means to me. It is much more than the face of it,the aesthetics more to say. It is the interior aspect of my work that I would like people to connect with..the idea of the inner spirit..an important part of our existence which is so much more than the façade we put up in the exterior: which is but a fragment of the whole. 

 

I would like the viewers to feel and connect with 

 

  • our rough exterior and our exposed interior
  • the physical world and our inner self
  • the real world and our non-corporeal self
  • the exposed self and the space within each of us that we don’t allow others to see

…something that is so there..so not missing… 


Exhibitions 

HT Imagine Festival 2020    

Solo show ‘Confident Humility’ Lalit Kala Akademi, November 2019          

 HT Imagine Fest February 2019, Nehru Park,  New Delhi                 

Group Show February 2019, Modern Art Gallery, Santushti Complex, New Delhi 

First International Kala Mela February 2018, IGNCA   

Selection at 59th National Exhibition for Art January 2018, Lalit Kala Akademi 

Solo show “Nurturing Hands” July 2017, at Triveni Kala Sangam 

Art for Concern February 2017 at India Habitat Center 

Work selected at AIFACS  December 2016 “Flipping  Through” 

Group show India Habitat Center August 2016 

Art for Concern April 2016 at Le Meridien Gurgaon 

Concern India Foundation February 2016 at India Habitat Centre 

India Art Festival January 2016 

Work selected at AIFACS December 2015  and awarded for “ The Reader” 

Solo show “Sahasrara” 6th – 13th November 2015, at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 

“Art Exuberance’ 2nd – 8th June 2015 , at Nehru Centre, Mumbai 

Work selected at Delhi International Film fesival 2014 

Work selected at the NDMC art show, November 2014 

“Inner Vision” 24th – 30th March 2014, at Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 

Work selected by the Home Ministry 

Work selected at Delhi International Film Festival 2013 

Work selected at AIFACS for the 86th Annual All India Exhibition 2013 

Solo show 13th – 19th May 2013, at Tea Lounge, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi 

“Cloud 9” 2nd – 10th February 2013, at Kala Kriti, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 

Solo show “Till Eternity”  January 2013, at Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi 

Solo show in October 2012, at Quill and Canvas Gallery, Gurgaon 

“Scarlett 99” 1st – 7th August 2012, at Lalit Kala Academy 

“Music of moods” 11th – 17th March 2012, at AIFACS 

“Aakaar Prakaar” 2nd – 11th February 2012, at Treveni Kala Sangam 

“Feminal Cosmology” 16th – 22nd Oct 2011, at AIFACS 

Solo show in September 2011, at Quill and Canvas Gallery, Gurgaon 

“Veda Gange” 24th – 27th August 2009, at Alliance Francaise 

“Kaleidoscope” 20th – 26th July 2009, at India Habitat Centre 

“Ojas” 2nd – 14th March 2009, at Treveni Kala Sangam 

12th – 21st April 2008, at Garhi, East of Kailash 

24th -31st March 2008, at Art Mall, Moti Nagar 

13th – 18th March 2008, at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 

3rd Indian Contemporary miniature painting and sculpture 


Achievements 

Work selected at national level, Hyderabad Art Society 2020  

Work selected at national level, ArtScapes Chandigarh 2020  

Work selected at national level, NEA Lalit Kala Akademi 2018  

Invited as a special guest at FICCI – December 2017  

Lalit Kala Akademi sculpture camp – April 2016  

Awarded for sculpture selected at AIFACS – December 2015  

Rapporteur at IGNCA on two occasions – September 2014 and March 2015  

Invited by PHD Chamber of Commerce as a special guest on Women’s Day – March 2015  

Artist of the Year (Sculpture) – Delhi International Film Festival 2014  

Sculpture selected for Museum at Nirman Bhavan – December 2013  

Selection of sculpture at AIFACS – December 2013