IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2011   

Nandini Chirimar
Nandini Chirimar



Artist Statement

My work is a ‘visual journal’ of my life and thoughts, drawn from my practical, emotional and visual experiences. I am interested in objects, things of daily use, the spaces we live in, maps, current global trends, traditional and pop culture, relationships, and my different roles as an Indian woman/mother living in America.

My media include drawing, painting, gold leaf, woodblock printing and digital printing, embroidery and photography. I also cut paper and work with thread and fabric. I also use the above media with different types of objects to create mixed media and sculptural work.


Nandini Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India and came to the USA in 1987 to study art. She did a BFA in Drawing/Painting from Cornell University, a residency at the Skowhegan School of Art and a MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Additionally, she studied viscosity printing from Arun Bose and spent four years in Japan learning woodblock printing from Taika Kinoshita. She currently lives in New York City.

Nandini has shown her work in many solo and group shows in the US, India and Japan, and is now working on several individual and collaborative projects. She recently completed two collaborative murals and is participating in art fairs in Korea and Paris.

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