An artist & educator whose investigations into space, time, illusions, microcosms, memory and metaphysics break boundaries of form and thought; meet the layers of World Recognized Artist - Sumakshi Singh

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Sumakshi Singh
An artist & educator whose investigations into space, time, illusions, microcosms, memory and metaphysics break boundaries of form and thought; meet the layers of World Recognized Artist - Sumakshi Singh

Art has no definition. The thought process of an artist has often proved to be illimitable and enduring. Creating the illusion of a space within another completely different physical space is no easy task. Artist Sumakshi Singh’s practice has broken wide open the common perceptions and ideas about art and its various forms. Her projects tread the fine line between thought and feeling, narrative and allegory, veracity and illusion, memory and present, the personal and the cultural…and perhaps even the universal. An internationally recognized contemporary artist, born in Delhi and trained at MS University, Baroda and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; she has travelled all over the world teaching, working & exhibiting.
There is a flow of the personal and often the metaphysical narrative in all her work, be it drawing, painting, space based, or thread work.
She has taught for several years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lectured at Oxford University, Columbia University and several other colleges & museums and has mentored residencies in India and abroad. She has presented her work in solo and curated group gallery exhibitions all over the world. The list of her achievements & exhibitions is commendable, and she has received several awards at a young age.
Ellen Key rightly said, “When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination”.

Quick Facts

Known AsSumakshi Singh
Father’s NameDaljit Singh
Mother’s NameMonica
imd1 for Installations, Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Art
DOB15th January 1980
Achievements
  • Finalist for the Rolex Mentor Protege Award in 2014 & the Rijksakademie in 2006
  • Awarded a Zegna Grant - 2009
  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award - 2005
  • Mentored residencies for the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Installations, Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures have been presented in solo and curated group gallery and museum exhibitions in India, China, USA, Canada, France, Italy and Switzerland
  • and Many more…
Place from Gurgaon, India
Your Quote for life“People are over-trained to look AT things; if they could learn to look IN-BETWEEN them, whole universes would open up” - Swami Jnanananda Giri

Team imd1 had a chat with her a few days ago, read on to know her further!

Beyond Art

Favorite Personalities Swami Kriyananda, Swami Jnanananda, Mooji and other amazing beings who cannot really be called “personalities” anymore
Inspiration Meditation, Hikes, Metaphysics and Spirituality, Yoga
Food I Love Veg Pho (Vietnamese soup), moong dal and chawal, Kashmiri greens, Rajma, salads
Food I Hate I guess that would be Domino’s Pizza
Had I not been an Artist then… A Yogi
Like Vacations atIn the quieter areas of the Himalayas
Favorite Pass time Walking in Nature