Born in Mumbai, India, Ela Shah weaves together traditional Indian motifs and images from American popular culture in her multimedia practice. After moving to the United States with her young family, Shah contended with the tension between the expectations of being a traditional homemaker and her desire to create art. Amid the challenge of acclimating to a new language and culture, Shah took art classes at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where she began to experiment with clay and bronze sculpture. Since then, she has created brightly colored works that address religious, political, and cultural issues in our globalized society.
Source: NJ Arts