Seher Shah works between the fields of art and architecture. She evokes both these traditions of drawing in her artistic practice, using a personal and rigorous formalism to trouble the otherwise rational language of architectural drawing. Through her career Shah has used a formal approach for different lines of inquiry: she has investigated how architectural fragments can capture and retain meanings and memories and how they can be reconfigured to represent complex subjectivities; she has examined the relationship, in terms of both form and scale, of architectural structures and their surrounding landscapes; and she has delved into the rich history and legacy of modernist architecture through drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Her work has been exhibited at several international institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, Nasher Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, House of World Cultures, Austin Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Drawing Room, Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Momenta Art and Exit Art amongst others. Born in 1975 in Karachi, Pakistan, Shah grew up in London, Brussels and New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.