- Shiffali Wadhawan
Her work explores the inherently conformist nature of human society in deeper detail. What she observes around her and makes others see, feel and question is sour preconditioned psychology and social construct especially pertaining to women. We are all voyeurs and subconsciously enjoy looking at another person intimately with impunity and feel this has the power to draw the viewer to have a pure emotional reaction and leave a strong visual imprint. Shiffali use symbolic metaphors in a contemporary context to tell the story of life and work mostly in thin layers and glazes of oil and acrylics on linen till the achievement of the desired effect. Besides paintings she often works in other mediums of sculptures and conceptual art. Her marble like sculpture in fiberglass best brings out the poetry of her oeuvre whereas the dark tones and visual weight of her bronzes occasionally belie their tender character.
Group Shows :
2020: India Art Fair, Gallery Veda 2020: Within Reach, Gallery Nvya 2020: Art Femme, Gallery Nvya 2020: Nature, Gallery Veda 2020: Madras Art Guild, Gallery Veda 2020: Online Auction, Art District 13 2020: Khushii art action in association with Sotheby’s 2019: Fundraiser for Jai Vakeel Founfation, Tao Art Gallery 2019: Signatures, The Art House, Singapore2019: India Art Fair, Gallery Veda 2019: Within Reach, Gallery Nvya 2019: Khushii Art Show, Hyderabad 2018: Exhibition with Khushii NGO 23rd April onwards 2018: 'Within Reach' by Gallery Nvya, Delhi 2018: HT Imagine Festival in Delhi, with Gallerie Nvya 2018: ‘No corners’ 18th anniversary show of Tao Art gallery, Mumbai (February 26th to March 25th, 2018) 2018: Annual art exhibition of Art Society of India, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (January 16th to 22nd) 2017: Busan International art fair, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai (7th December 2017) 2017: ‘Indian Contemporaries', a show of Indian contemporary artists at Indian habitat centre, 16th December to 21st December ( previously exhibited at Art Russia) 2017: Unconceptual by Gallery Nvyā, Delhi (December 13th onwards) 2017: ‘Indian Contemporaries', a show of Indian contemporary artists at Art Russia 2017 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. 2017: Kala Spandan, Mumbai by Gallery Uchaan 2017: Artistagram, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2017: Spring, Egg Art Gallery, Delhi 2016: Satin, Egg Art Gallery, Delhi 2016: Lands Within, Egg Art Gallery, Delhi 2012: Epicentre, Gurgoan 2005: Being and Belonging, Arpana Art Gallery
Two Woman Show :
2018: Destiny; Sold Out, Curated by Georgina Maddox at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi Solo Shows :
2004: Kaya, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2001: Feminine Age, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi