|Artwork created during residency.|
Singh’s project involves mapping perception in specific sites in space and time and then walking away to look at it from another place in space and time, witnessing how quickly something solid and recognizable can fracture into an unfamiliar, abstract map of the viewer’s own vision. Ultimately it is a space-time hiccup where the viewer is free to move but his/her earlier perception is not. A three dimensional chair mapped two dimensionally on the floor, wall corners and on another chair dissipates, spreads and transforms into a series of geometric shapes eluding its original read, pointing to the fragile constructions that bracket vision and meaning.
About the Artist
Singh's sculpture and site-specific projects have been presented in solo and curated group gallery and museum exhibitions in India, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Austin and New Haven among other cities. Recent venues include Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, Van Harrison Gallery New York, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL, Illinois State Museum, IL, Halsey Gallery, Charleston, SC and ArtHouse Texas, TX and upcoming solo shows at Project 88, Mumbai and Kashya Hildebrand Galerie, Zurich
She was awarded an Illinois Arts Council award in 2007 (in recognition of outstanding work and commitment within the arts) and Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award in 2005 (to support and encourage excellence, artistry, focus, direction, maturity, and originality in the visual arts). Her shows have been reviewed by the Village Voice, ArtLovers, Austin Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Reader, Chicago Arts Critics Association, Charleston City Paper, New Haven Register among other journals and papers.
Artist residencies include Camargo Foundation, France Skowhegan, ME, Catwalk, NY and Sculpture Space, NY. She was a finalist for the Rijksakademie in 2006. Singh received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a BFA from Maharaja Sayajiro University, Baroda, India. She currently teaches in SAIC’s BFA Program, and the Early College Program.