Empowering Female Artists
British-Asian artist Chila Kumari Burman joined Stellar for a discussion on promoting women in art, as well as feminism and female empowerment as a movement for social and cultural change.
With a driving motivation always to celebrate women and to empower younger generations, Chila traced her journey in the arts, discussing concepts of sexuality, feminism and gender featured in her artworks including her Bindi Girl series, her self-portrait pieces and her film Dada and the Punjabi Princess.
One of the few British-Asian artists to exhibit worldwide, her work has been on display in the UK, EU, North America and south Asia and has been acquired by public and private collections.
Liverpool-born Burman’s multi-media works draw upon fine and pop art imagery as her works seek to explore Asian femininity and her own personal family history.
Chila commented “The value of artistic expression as a force for change cannot be underestimated. It has the power to challenge, to educate, and to prompt social reflection.” Stellar has long championed the same belief in the ability of art to encourage conversation around these areas and is delighted to have been able to partner with Chila to further the discussion.