Shaila Nambiar is best known for the humanised treatment of ordinary objects. Materials like metal, wood, paper and fabric find a way into her works following her thought process. She is also a strong propagator of gender equality and questions the forced idea of beauty on woman. Her art, which comprises of sculptural forms incorporates objects used by woman to draw fluctuating parallels between the expected and the unusual — challenging the role ascribed to women by traditional society. Forming and deforming of the object happens simultaneously. These sculptures or the objects meets the eye of the spectator as a product of rebellion.
NID (Post graduation in textile designing)
National Institute of Design, 2000-2003
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Specialization in painting and pottery
Maharaja Sayajirao University, MSU 1996-2000
Baroda, Gujarat, INDIA
2018 Vocabularies curated by Anupa Mehta, at Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi.
2018 Spirit & Matter Group Show curated by Koeli Mukherjee at Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2017 'Disruptive Self' Solo Art Show at the Alliance Franchise of Hyderabad, 'Bonjour India', Hyderabad.
2017 Invited to exhibit at the prestigious ANIMA MUNDI Festival at Palazzo 'Ca Zarnadi in Venice, Italy .
2017 Invited to exhibit works at "Sweet 'Art Femfest, 47/49 Tanner Street at UGLY DUCK in London
curated by wearesweetart group, London.
2017 ‘In an Artist Mind VII’ by Gallery Angel Arts. J W Marriott, Juhu Mumbai.
2015 ‘New Utterances- Art of a Dynamic Generation, Diara Centre for Arts and Culture, Hyderabad.
2015 ‘New Utterances- Art of a Dynamic Generation, Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad.
2013 ‘ART Textual’ group show at The Loft Gallery, Mumbai.
2013 ‘Palette’ A charitable activity of EdelGive Foundation, presented by The Loft Gallery, Mumbai.
2012 Indian Art Fair, Delhi; presented by The Loft, Mumbai.
2009 ‘1x1 India’ Group show, The Loft, Mumbai.
2008 ‘Parables of the thread’ Group show, The Loft, Mumbai
2007 ‘Monsoon festival’ at British Council, Group show, Delhi conceived and curated by Red Earth in association with British Council,
2004 ‘Salient Liaison’, collaborative exhibition with artist Rakhi Peswani at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India. Funded by the Department of Culture, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, The French Embassy in India & Alliance Françoise de Hyderabad, India.
2000 Workshop on Ceramic Murals, by P.R.Daroz, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.
2000 Art camp at Rangpur by Camlin India, coordinated by MSU Baroda (Gujarat).
1999 ‘Still Life’ at Sonnet Luminaire, Group show, Mumbai, India.
1999 Group show at Mozart Art Gallery, Baroda.
1999 Sculpture workshop with Valsan Kurma Kolleri.
1998 Gujarat Sate Lalit Kala Exhibition, Ravishankar Raval Bhavan, Ahmedabad.
1998 Workshop - Painting on Outstretched Personal Garments, by Vasudha Thozur, MSU, Baroda.
ART India Magazine : Article ‘ Common threads different Weaves’ by Susie Tharu 2005 issue.
State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Private Collection Devigarh Palace, Rajashan, India.
Personal Collection Kalpna Shah, an artist, curator, connoisseur, collector and philanthropist of Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
A5 Zine Magazine, Art Publication, UK July 2017.