Usha Seejarim is fascinated by the mundane and the ordinary where domestic and found materials make a distinct appearance in her work. She has had more than seven solo exhibitions and is perhaps most known for her public artworks. Seejarim has completed a number of commissions including Figures representing articles from the Freedom Charter (2008) in Kliptown, Soweto; Pin Code (2005) for the cellular network MTN; artwork for the facade of the South African Chancery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; various light sculptures that formed part of Why Men (2007-2010) in Sandton, Johannesburg and a seeded portrait for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu. 

Seejarim has a deep commitment to social development. With a background in art education at grass roots level and a propensity for scale through public art, Seejarim brings these together to create large scaled participatory and community based public art projects. 

Usha Seejarim holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently resides in Johannesburg and works between two studios, one being at the Bag Factory Artist's Studios.





Phone: + 27 (0) 82 857 0196

Physical Address

The Bag Factory Artist's Studios [Studio 14] 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg, Johannesburg OR 43 Maxwell Street, Ophirton, Johannesburg