Shefalee Jain


Shefalee Jain (b. 1979) is an artist, illustrator and educator based in Delhi, India. Through her art practice and research, she attempts to interrogate the construction and reiteration of normative constructs in contexts such as modern medicine, children’s educational material and visual culture. She has had various solo and group exhibitions in Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Hyderabad, Vadodara since 2006. 

Shefalee is the co-founder of BlueJackal, an independently run platform for engaging with, creating, and publishing visual narratives. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the zine ‘Drawing Resistance’, a collaborative crowdfunded publication that was founded in response to and in support of the nationwide protests in India against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). She has illustrated several children’s books for publishers that include Tulika, Eklavya and Muskaan, and she regularly writes a column on art for young readers in Chakmak, a magazine published by Eklavya in Bhopal. Shefalee holds a PhD in Visual Art from the Ambedkar University, Delhi, and was an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions (SCCE) at the university from 2012 to 2022.