Sant Khalsa

  • The Sacred Breath, Installation, 1992/2021
  • 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
  • In Our Hands, 16 x 20 inch archival inkjet print
  • Self Portrait with the Santa Ana River
  • Flooded Golf Course from "Paving Paradise", 11 x 14 inch gelatin-silver print
  • Self Portrait with Displaced Santa Ana River Rock from "Paving Paradise", 11 x 14 inch gelatin-silver print
  • The Sacred Spring (installation)
  • The Sacred Spring (detail)
  • 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"
  • Self Portrait with Ocotillo, Joshua Tree, CA 2012

Sant Khalsa is an artist, educator, curator and activist whose projects develop from a mindful inquiry into the nature of place and complex environmental and societal issues, with a focus on watersheds and trees. Her photographic, sculptural and installation works are widely shown internationally and are in museums collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, National Galleries of Scotland, UCR/California Museum of Photography, and others in addition to private 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 Humanities. She was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Society for Photographic Education Insight Award for her significant contributions to the field of photography. Her artworks are published in many books including Photography and Environmental Activism: Visualising the Struggle Against Industrial Pollution by Conohar Scott (Routledge, 2022), Embodied Forest (Ecoartspace, 2021), Sant Khalsa: Prana – Life with Trees (Griffith Moon, 2019), In the Sunshine of Neglect by Douglas McCulloh (Inlandia Institute, 2018), Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment by Ann Wolfe (Skira/Rizzoli, 2011), Seismic Shift by Colin Westerbeck (Getty/UCR-CMP, 2011), Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future (Earth Aware Editions, 2007), 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 archive and research center. She has been curating and moderating the monthly Ecoartspace program Tree Talk: Artists Speak for Trees since July 2020. Sant Khalsa resides in Joshua Tree, California.

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    • Joshua Tree, CA
      US - Pacific

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