Shameera Wiest, creates expressionist visual dialogues using materials with a low-carbon footprint string, dust, poetry. She explores thread line, points, knots, and space to design visual analytic charts to get the viewer engaged in asking questions about their decision-making process and impact on climate. With dust, she memorializes by-products of nature and manufacturing and their interaction with each other. Her creative process follows principles of the scientific method and sustainability. She draws inspiration from her Himalayan ancestry, an immigrant childhood, former experience in science and research and her work with immigrants and refugees.
Her work has been shown internationally and is held in private collections in the US, Malaysia, Switzerland, Japan and China.
In 2017 and 2018 she presented on the topic of art, science and climate change at the US Embassy Beijing. In October 2018, at the Swiss Embassy Beijing, she created “Swiss Alpine Memories and Analytic Thinking”, which combined performance, painting and installation linking art and science.