IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015

Nachiketa Amin
Nachiketa Amin
Nachiketa Amin
I am an Indian born american artist. I currently reside in New York, where I practice my art. I am a product of two different mindsets and cultures. Hence, my work straddles the fence between and challenges ideas put forth by both cultures.

My art is an exploration of cerebral space and time, by the way of intuitions and emotions. Through art I express my instinctual reactions to the people, issues, and situations that I encounter in the world outside of me. I express the angst or appreciation that I feel on a chosen subject or object through painting, installations, sculpture, design, photography, and filmmaking, while subconsciously hoping to providing a channel of discourse into understanding personal and social problems.

My background in graphic design, advertising, and filmmaking heavily influence my art, with a strong emphasis on one central image or shape with surrounding elements that support directly or through conflict. Through art, I live and I tell stories of projected and imagined characters and realities that strive to move in the direction of a more balanced and joyous life.

Currently, I am working on a series of paintings and video installation that aims to bring DARK skin back into the fore front of what our society considers to be beautiful. I hope to create a dialogue that helps us all move past the blockades created by a light skin bias in our society, especially in the South Asian diaspora and among the people that were once colonized and subjugated by Europeans.

Here, I present you with a piece from the above mentioned series titled “Your Skin”. I hope that you enjoy my work. Thank you.

2014 Group Exhibition, ARTISTS LOFT, Lower E Side, New York, NY
2014 Solo Exhibition, Antun's, Hicksville, NY (Exhibited as part of fund raising effort for aids awareness in India.
2012 Solo Exhibition, KIRAN Art Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2006 Group Exhibition, SHOW OFF – Student Graphic Design Association annual show. Basement Gallery, SCSU, St Cloud, MN
2003 Group Exhibition, ART STUDENTS ANNUAL SHOW, Kiehle Art Gallery, SCSU, MN (Juried show

Renee Report - Interview, ITV Gold, Long Island City, NY, June 2014.

2006 BFA, Graphic Design, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN
2007 M-Arch (pending), North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (expected May 2019)
2007 MCAD Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (Screenwriting courses)

Awards/Grants/Fellowships (Honors/Scholarships/Residencies, etc.) 2005 Ralph Heimdahl Scholarship Grant (Fine Art), St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN
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