Lecture with Sant Khalsa
2:30pm, October 19, 2019
Sant Khalsa is an artist and activist whose work develops from an impassioned inquiry into complex environmental and social issues. A primary focus of her artwork has been air quality and water scarcity in Southern California, where she has lived since 1975. Her artwork creates a contemplative space where viewers can sense the subtle and profound connections between themselves, the natural world and our constructed landscapes. Her new book Prana: Life with Trees (Griffith Moon, 2019) features nearly five decades of photo-based works and installations that bring attention to our interdependent relationship with trees and forests.
Of A Personal Nature
Sant Khalsa’s lecture Of A Personal Nature is part of a full day of artist lectures on October 19, 2019. She will discuss the evolution of her ideas through research and personal experiences and her sustained commitment to the creation of fine art photography that reflects on time and place, nature and culture, and self and society. Her artworks are the visual artifact of an eco-feminist philosophy and intimate relationship with place—including observations, perceptions, and interpretations.
Sant Khalsa’s work has been widely exhibited, published and collected by museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, and UCR California Museum of Photography. She is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities and others. She was honored as the inaugural recipient (2012) of the Society for Photographic Education Insight Award for her significant contributions to the field of photography. She is a Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino and lives in Joshua Tree, CA.