Whether it’s her massive work “Catsquatch” or her “Mirror Constructs” series, painter Shyama Golden’s work is both experimental and at times, humorous. The artist has both fine art and illustration practices. Yet, even within her gallery work are varying approaches, ranging from the mythological to portraiture.
“Shyama Golden paints in oil and acrylic using figuration to explore how identity is experienced, performed, and reinforced,” a statement says. “Her exhibited work will focus on intersectional identities, particularly those of hyphenated-Americans. Shyama’s subjects are a combination of real and imagined people—primarily women—with masks and animals often functioning as metaphors for human social dynamics.”
See more of Golden’s work below.