Suvi Bains

Suvi Bains works as a Curatorial Assistant at Surrey Art Gallery and is a photographer and Expressive Art Therapist. She holds a BFA from the University of the Fraser Valley and majored in Photography at the University of South Wales. Bains’s exhibit at the Reach Gallery titled KESH explored the boundaries of Sikh men’s private and personal article of faith – kesh (Sikh men’s un-shorn hair). At the Sikh Heritage Museum’s exhibition (Mis)interpretation, her photography presented Sikhism from a feminist perspective. Bains follows her passion as a photographer, and as an Expressive Art Therapist with a keen interest in exploring personal narratives that reflect on the impact of stereotypes and ensuing stigmas in marginalized communities. Her work provokes empathy, cultural appreciation and understanding and cross-cultural reconciliations. As an Expressive Art Therapist, she has worked with adults, children, seniors, and refugees.