Sant Khalsa

  • In Our Hands, 16 x 20 inch archival inkjet print
  • Flooded Golf Course from "Paving Paradise", 11 x 14 inch gelatin-silver print
  • Self Portrait with the Santa Ana River
  • Self Portrait with Displaced Santa Ana River Rock from "Paving Paradise", 11 x 14 inch gelatin-silver print
  • Self Portrait with Ocotillo, Joshua Tree, CA 2012
  • Trees and Seedlings (installation)
  • Trees and Seedlings, Gelatin-silver transparencies, wood, and glass, various sizes
  • Trees and Seedlings (detail), Gelatin-silver transparencies, wood, and glass, various sizes
  • Western Waters, Installation of 60 framed gelatin-silver prints
  • Cool Water, Montebello, CA from "Western Waters"
  • Cool Water, Los Angeles, CA from "Western Waters"
  • Cool Water, Glendale, CA from "Western Waters"
  • The Sacred Spring (installation)
  • The Sacred Spring (detail)

Sant Khalsa (b. Sheila Roth, January 3, 1953, New York, NY) is an artist, educator, curator and activist living in Southern California since 1975. Her projects develop from her impassioned inquiry into the nature of place and complex environmental and societal issues, with a focus on water quality and scarcity and air quality. Her work is widely shown internationally and has been acquired by museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, UCR/California Museum of Photography, and others in addition to private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe. Khalsa is a recipient of prestigious fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and California Council for the Humanities. In March 2012 she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Society for Photographic Education Insight Award from for her significant contributions to the field of photography. Her artworks are published in many books including the monograph Sant Khalsa: Prana – Life with Tree (Griffith Moon, 2019), Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment (Skira/Rizzoli, 2011), Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future (Earth Aware Editions, 2007), The Altered Landscape (University of Nevada Press, 1999), Fotofest H2O 04: Celebrating Water (Fotofest, 2004) and Post-Landscape: Between Nature and Culture (Pomona College Museum of Art, 2001). She is a Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino where she is one of the founding faculty of the Water Resources Institute (WRI). Sant Khalsa resides in Joshua Tree, California.

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    • Joshua Tree CA 92252

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