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Shelly Bahl
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture/ installation, photography and video. Within my art practice I was initially investigating the history and exotification of Indian art and culture, and my mixed-media works questioned the practices of Orientalism, kitsch appropriation, and the mass-production and consumption of culturally-specific iconography. My recent projects explore the strange and surreal aspects of cultural hybridity. I am interested in how distinct cultural experiences have shaped us all, and I am also researching the points where these distinctions overlap, and where unique, hybrid and odd cultural phenomenon emerge. The narratives in my interdisciplinary projects address issues of cultural dislocation and the cultural schizophrenia that can occur in the translation/ transmutation of time and space. I am specifically interested in the contemporary transmission of visual culture, and the surreal experiences of women who lead trans-cultural lives. These narratives are based in facts and fictions rooted in specific cultural histories, which I then re-contextualize and re-imagine.
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  • Afloat & Admission of Facts
    2015-17
    Ink on wallpaper; 84" x 20.5" each; Installation view, Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee

  • Admission of Facts
    2016-17
    Ink on wallpaper

  • Leila O. Leila
    2012
    Ink on Vinyl

  • Leila O. Leila
    2012
    Ink on Vinyl

  • The Peacock Wallpaper
    2009-11
    Mixed-media installation (audio, 19:20 minutes)

  • The Peacock Wallpaper
    2009-11
    Mixed-media installation (audio, 19:20 minutes)

  • The Peacock Wallpaper
    2009-11
    Mixed-media installation (audio, 19:20 minutes)

  • The Peacock Wallpaper
    2009-11
    Mixed-media installation (audio, 19:20 minutes)

  • Ceremonial III
    2012-13
    Wax candles
    In "Ceremonial III", a sculpture made of wax female figurines, I examine the fate of religious iconography in a contemporary consumer culture. I have imbued these kitsch objects with the spi

  • International Woman of Mystery
    2008-10
    Mixed-media video installation (25:00 minutes)
    Through this project I have created a fictional narrative of a woman who moves between cultures, sometimes at the margins, yet most often at the center of attention. She is truly a woman of mystery, a

  • international Woman of Mystery
    2008-10
    Mixed-media video installation (25:00 minutes)

  • International Woman of Mystery
    2008-10
    Mixed-media video installation (25:00 minutes)

  • International Woman of Mystery/ Drawing #2
    2012
    Ink on wallpaper
    A drawing series based on the narrative in the "International Woman of Mystery" installation.

  • International Woman of Mystery/ Drawing #2
    2012
    Ink on wallpaper

  • Karma Chameleon
    2005
    16 mm film transferred to video 5:08 minutes

  • Karma Chameleon/ Drawing #2
    2007
    Ink on wallpaper
    A drawing series based on the narrative in the "Karma Chameleon" film/video.

  • Karma Chameleon/ Drawing #1
    2007
    Ink on wallpaper
    A drawing series based on the narrative in the "Karma Chameleon" film/video.

  • Pink is the Navy Blue of India
    2003-07
    3-part project consisting of a mixed-media video installation (9:32 minutes), a series of 20 digital photographs, and a drawing installation.

  • Pink is the Navy Blue of India
    2003-07
    Photograph
    A photographic series (20 images) of the narrative in the "Pink is the Navy Blue of India" project.

  • Pink is the Navy Blue of India
    2003-07
    Photograph
    A photographic series (20 images) of the narrative in the "Pink is the Navy Blue of India" project.
 








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