Seher Shah works with drawing, photographs, sculpture and print. Recent exhibitions, such as ‘Object Anxiety’ (2011), ‘Radiant Lines’, ‘Brute Ornament’ (both 2012) and ‘Constructed Landscapes’ (2013), exemplify the artist’s ongoing exploration of architectural modernism and specifically the engineered social spaces and urban environments of new Brutalism as manifested in Europe and in Asia. Her works on paper break down and play with the iconic architectural structures associated with these movements, employing acute angles, block-like forms and the grid to create a new and personal interpretation of the modernist landscape.
Seher Shah (born Karachi, Pakistan, 1975) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied architecture and fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving her BA in 1998. Recent solo exhibitions have been held in New Delhi, New York, Berlin and Austin, Texas. Shah was based at Glasgow Print Studio in April 2014. This was the first time the artist has worked in Scotland.