Seher Shah (b. 1975, Karachi, Pakistan) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Shah received her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Working with drawings, sculpture and photographs, her recent work investigates idealised modernist projects ranging from housing projects to utopian city plans by breaking down their components. Using the basic elements of architecture such as the wall, grid, and column her work examines the qualities of Brutalist architecture within the landscape. Selected recent exhibitions include Radiant Lines, Nature Morte Berlin (solo), Object Anxiety, Scaramouche, New York (solo), Paper to Monument, Nature Morte, New Delhi (solo), Radical Terrain at the Rubin Museum of Art, Brute Ornament at the Green Art Gallery, Lines of Control at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, On Rage at the Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin and Eccentric Architecture Queens Museum of Art. She will be participating in her first institutional solo, Constructed Landscapes at the AMOA-Arthouse in Austin, and will be included in the upcoming Phaidon Press Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing publication. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Devi Art Foundation, Deutsche Bank Art Contemporary and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation, Vienna, Austria (T-B-A21), amongst others.
Last updated: 23.09.2014