Shefalee Jain is a practicing artist who currently teaches as Assistant Professor of Visual Art at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions(SCCE), Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), Kashmere Gate Campus. She is also pursuing a practice based PhD in Visual Art from SCCE, AUD.

Shefalee is a co-founder of BlueJackal, a platform for engaging with and creating visual narratives, comics, picture books and initiating dialogue and learning within these contexts through interactive programs. It is run by three core members, Shivangi Singh, Shefalee Jain and Lokesh Khodke. 



  • Landscape and Fall, an installation at Ambedkar University Delhi, Feb. 2018.

  • Painting Dis-ease, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Vadodara, Feb. 2012.


  • C13: An exhibition | A Proposition| A Playground | A House. FICA, New Delhi, April-May 2017.

  • Video Wednesdays II ,Gallery Espace, New Delhi,Sept. 2012

  • Extending the Line, a group show at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, June-July 2012.

  • Portfolio show, Priyashri art gallery- studio, Baroda, may 2012.

  • Experimenta-Body as portrait, a show curated by Komal Pandey juxtaposing works of Bhupen Khakkhar and Shefalee Jain, at The faculty of Fine Arts exhibition hall, Baroda,April 2012.

  • The Big Baroda Show, Priyashri Art Gallery, Faculty of fine arts,Baroda, India.Nov. 2011

  • To Japan. From Baroda, a group show, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India. July 2011

  • ,a group show, kottayam public library art gallery, kerela, jan. 2011

  • Fly Vadodara Fly, a group show at Red Earth Gallery, Vadodara, India. Jan. 2011

  • Boxes and bookends, a group show, Strand Art Room, Bombay,Delhi, India . November 2010, Jan. 2011.

  • Cutting Chai, a group show, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda, India. Oct. 2009.

  • Portraiture, a group show, Artflute in collaboration with Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, India. June 2009.

  • Foundering Edges, a show of two artists, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda, India. April 2009.

  • Multitudes, a group show, Zen Art Studio, Durbar Hall, Cochin, India. March 2009

  • Discursive Palette, a group show, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India. Jan. 2009

  • After Images, a group show, Faculty of Fine Arts,Baroda, India.Sept. 2007

  • Bodhi Art Award show, Bodhi Art Gallery, Bombay, India. June 2007

  • A group show, Tangerine Art Space, CKP , Bangalore, India. 2007

  • Parivritti, a group show, Kalahita Arts Foundation, Hyderabad, India. September 2006

  • Con-Figure, a group show, Hues Art Gallery, Chennai, India. June 2006.

  • Sprouts, a group show, Kaleidoscope Art Gallery, Baroda, India. Feb. 2006



  • Indian Atelier, Artists Residency Panjim, Goa,India. June 2012.

  • National workshop on ‘Illustration for children’, Eklavya and Sir Ratan Tata trust, Bhopal, 2006

  • Artists camp at Surat, India. April 2008 .

  • Kharaghoda Artists Camp, Gujarat, India. Dec.2007

  • Workshop on ‘Illustration for Children’, Uttarkashi, organized by Tara publishers, Chennai.


  • Illustrations, cover design and jacket design for Aditi ki Sahas Kathayen ,a set of eight children’s books (translated from English into Hindi and published by Eklavya, Bhopal),2010-12.

  • Jointly illustrated (with Lokesh Khodke) Mother, a poem by Kancha Illiah, as part of a project titled Different Tales: Stories from Marginal Cultures and Regional Languages. The project was conducted by Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad. A set of 25 children’s books in three languages were published by Mango, D C books, kottayam, kerela, 2008 as a result of this initiative.

  • Illustrations, cover design and jacket design for Adventures of Aditi and friends written by Suniti Namjoshi( a set of eight children’s books) published by Tulika, Chennai, 2005-07.

  • Ten, a counting book for children with Tulika Publishers, 2005. This book was later translated into English, Tamil and Malayalam.

  • National workshop on ‘Illustration for children’, Eklavya and Sir Ratan Tata trust, Bhopal, 2006.

  • Workshop on ‘Illustration for Children’, Uttarkashi, organized by Tara publishers, Chennai.

  • An art column for children in children's magazine Chakmak, published by Eklavaya, Bhopal. The column was called 'Chitron ki Bhasha'.  I introduced a different work of art (painting/sculpture/photography/installation)every month to the children through this column which I wrote and designed.

  • Illustrations for a story titled ‘Jeet Ka Jashn’ written by Rinchin in her book ‘Ajooba aur anya Kahaniyaan’ published by Eklavya, Bhopal. (2018, Dec)

  • A chapter titled ‘ Viklang: Performing language and cripping modernity through translation’ in the book Disability in Translation: The Indian Experience, by Shefalee Jain, volume edited by Someshwar Sati and G.J.V. Prasad, published by Routledge. 2019

  • Illustrations for a story titled ‘Mulakat’ written by Rinchin in her book ‘Chudail ka nashta aur anya kahaniyaan’ published by Eklavya, Bhopal. 2019 Dec.

  • Afternoon, an illustrated book by Shefalee Jain, published by BlueJackal, an independent comics and picture books collective, Nov. 2019. Shop for the book at the BlueJackal website.