Creative Voices

Strange Beauty: The Art of Shyama Golden

By Dan Cowles


Photograph of Shyama Golden by Cidney Hue. 

Shyama Golden is an artist, illustrator, and designer living in New York. Working in oil and acrylics as well as digital mediums, her work can be mysterious and playful and marked by surrealist and magic realist elements. She explores ideas around identity and culture and often reinterprets traditional themes and imagery for contemporary audiences. She also works with patterns and motion, and has collaborated with Flavor Paper to produce a line of wallpaper.

Hear and see more about Shyama’s beautiful and unique work in this video:


Learn how Shyama Golden uses Adobe Photoshop to combine colorful art with animated patterns, in this tutorial

Executive Creative Director: Dan Cowles

Director and Producer: Natalija Vekic

Producers: Christian Bruno, Kurt Keppeler

Director of Photography: Christian Bruno

Second Camera/ Gaffer: Yessica Curiel-Montoya

Sound: Christian Bruno

Production Assistant: Yanett Ramirez

Production Company: Electric Park Films

Additional Art Show Footage: Chris Casey

Editors: Christian Bruno, Kurt Keppeler, Steve Hoover

Color Correction: Kurt Keppeler

Sound Mix: Walter Ledesma

Music: Isaac Joel, Falls