DR. Seema Sharma Shah was born in Varanasi. She earned a Ph.D. in History of Art in 1998 from Banaras Hindu University. She has participated in more than 70 shows held nationally and internationally in Japan, Korea, USA, UK, the Netherlands, France, India, Scotland, and Bangladesh. Between 1989 and 2018 her solo shows have been exhibited by different galleries in Nepal and India, mostly in Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal, Gallery Ganesha, India, Juno Art Gallery, South Korea, Jahangir Art Gallery, India, Open Eye Gallery, UK, Prince of Wales Museum, India. She has won the Best Etching Award at ArtFest Doral in Miami twice in 2013 and 2014 and an honorable mention in the 1st Print Biennale India 2018. Her works depict the images of ancient Nepali sculpture and architecture, Nepali cultural rituals and Hindu and Buddhist mythologies. She is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Central Department of Fine Arts in Tribhuwan University.