Hemi Bawa

Hemi Bawa is an Indian artist who works with a broad range of mediums including paint, aluminium, bronze and cast glass. She explores the relationship between physical and conceptual realms by playing with materiality, form and meaning. Bawa believes that this artistic process allows audiences to draw multiple interpretations of her work. The artist studied Fine Art at Triveni Kala Sangam, after which she went to St. Martin’s College, London, to learn the art of cast glass. Her works not only convey expressions of joy, celebration , resilience, freedom, struggle and pain but also women in various social mileu like the flower sellers in the flower markets of Goa. Having moved from painting in oil and acrylics to sculpture, she exhibits a full command of her material, making thought-provoking and stylistically innovative use of light, texture and contour to explore the unplumbed depths of the human psyche, and an evolving, stream of consciousness. She has been part of exhibitions like her solo presented by Artspeaks India, at Emporio DLF, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, ‘The Glass Dimension” presented by Gallerie Alternatives, with shows at the Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi, Apparao Gallery, Chennai and ’Inspired by steel’, Alliance Francois de Delhi, at the Tokyo at the Genkan Galler and the Olympic Games display in Atlanta. Bawa was the only Indian artist to be nominated for Sculpture 2000 International and in 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India for her service in the arts.’