Shyama R. Kuver
Shyama Kuver’s (she|her) artistic practice is inspired by her queer and Indo-Fijian identities, a deep love for speculative fiction, and growing up in magical pre-tech San Francisco. From a young age art was a place for exploration in her search for belonging. Without a solid national, racial, or ethnic identity, and a complicated (mis)understanding of motherland monoliths, her artistic style speaks to the multicultural, spiritual, and experiential contexts that have shaped her life and career.
Shyama is a community and self-taught artist. Her interdisciplinary practice is shaped by her experimentation with unconventional techniques, materials, and styles, as well as by her interests in mysticism, corporeality, nature, and futurity. She explores notions of transcendence through her artistic practice and also through her work as an educator, working with non-traditional college students who have to navigate intersecting identities at the margins while in large institutional settings.
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