Shefalee Jain is an artist based in New Delhi, India. She is currently teaching as Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi and is in the process of completing her practice-based PhD (Visual Art) at the same institution. Her research interests lie in the area of visual culture, particularly in the study of the processes of othering and pathologization of certain bodies alongside the continuous reiteration and construction of the ‘normal body’ within contexts such as modern medicine, advertisement, education and language. As an artist, her practice explores this area through her creative work and as a pedagogue it informs the courses she offers. Her first solo exhibition titled Painting Dis-ease was held at The Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda, Feb. 2012 and her second solo titled Landscape and Fall was held at the Ambedkar University Delhi, Feb. 2018. Shefalee has been a contributor to Chakmak, a children’s magazine published by Eklavya, Bhopal. She has jointly illustrated with Lokesh Khodke, Mother, a poem by KanchaIlliah, published by DC Books (Mango Books), Kottayam, Kerela, 2008. The book was part of a project, Different Tales: Stories from Marginal Cultures and Regional Languages, conducted by Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad. She is the author and illustrator of a children’s book Ten (Tulika Publishers) and has illustrated Aditi and her Friends series (Tulika- English and Eklavya-Hindi) by Suniti Namjoshi.

Delegate | 2018