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Erasing Borders: Indian Artists in the Diaspora

Nandini Chirimar

Nandini Chirimar

Nandini Chirimar
Printmaker/Mixed Media Artist
Address: 44 Laight St. #7B, New York, NY 10013?
Phone: +1 212 343 3053?
E Mail: nandini_chirimar@hotmail.com

Nandini Chirimar was born in 1967 and grew up in Jaipur, India. She came to the USA in 1987 for further studies. She received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Cornell University (1990) and a MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (1993). Nandini lived and worked in New York City before going to Japan in 2000. She spent four years in Tokyo learning Japanese Woodblock Printing (Hanga), exhibiting her work and teaching art. She moved back to New York City in Aug. 2004, where she lives now with her husband and daughter.

Nandini has worked in many media over the years, including painting, handmade paper and printmaking. Currently, she is working on mixed media work combining woodblock printing, collage and drawing. Nandini's work is her visual expression of her life experiences: cities she has lives in or visits, things that she sees and thinks about, and her own daily practical, emotional and visual life. She is interested in architecture, houses, objects, toys, colors, patterns, traditional and pop culture, thoughts, feelings and facts. She combines different media with realistic and abstract images to explore the above in her work.

In 2004, Nandini was invited to participate in the prestigious CWAJ Print show in Tokyo. Over the years, she has exhibited in the USA, India and Japan, including the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and solo exhibitions in New York City and Tokyo.


2002-2004 Studied Wood Block Printing with Taika Kinoshita in Tokyo, Japan
1998-2000 Studied Printmaking with Arun Bose at Lehman College, New York
1993 MFA, Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore
1991 (summer) Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1990 BFA, Drawing and Painting, Cornell University, Ithaca
1987-1989 College of Art, New Delhi, India.

Selected Exhibitions

2006 CIMA Annual 2006, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
2006 Tributaries, The Spirit Room, 111 N. Broadway, Fargo, ND. (In collaboration with poet Purvi Shah)
2006 15x15: Small Works, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore
2006 Creatures of the Deep and the Shallows, Print Show, Siren's Song Gallery, New York
2006 Exhibition of Contemporary Indian - American Art, by IAAC at the Indian Consulate, New York
2004 CWAJ Print Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Imadate Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art Works, Imadate Art Field, Japan
2003 Visual Dialogue, Solo and Collaborative Exhibit with Mami Takahashi, Ono Gallery Ginza 1, Tokyo,
2003 15x15: Small Works, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore
2000 Beyond the Surface, Paper/Pulp Exhibit, by the Fine Arts Company, Mumbai at Gallery Espace, New
          Delhi, India
2000 Satabdi - Reflections on a Century Past , by CIMA at Jehangir Art Gallery, Calcutta, India1998
           Multimedia Art of the 90's, CIMA, Calcutta, India
1998 Open Studio: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art, Indo-American Arts Council, Inc., New York
1998 Dieu Donne Gallery, Exhibition and Silent Auction, New York
1998 Williamsburg Bridges Tibet, Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, New York
1998 Houses of the Desert, Solo Exhibition, A Gallery, New York
1998 Indian Artists from the Greater Metropolitan New York, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York
1998 Runga-Loom by KarmaKollage, SAWCC at Gallery 678, New York
1997 New Perceptions, Images and Media, by CIMA at the Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi,
1997 Colors of Independence, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India.
1997 Contemporary Asian Artists in America, Smithtown Township Arts Council, New York
1997 Swarajya, Gallery 678, New York
1997 50 Years of Indian Independence, The Permanent Mission of India to the UN, New York
1997 Pink City, White City, Golden City, Solo Exhibition, Gallery at 678, New York
1997 All India Art Biennial of Rajasthan, 1997, Juried Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur, India
1996 The Spirit Within, Two-Person Exhibition, Museum of Natural History, New York
1996 Two Artists, Two-Person Exhibition, Mirage Gallery at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India
1995 Exhibition and Silent Auction, Dieu Donne Gallery, New York
1995 NY Soho Biennial 95, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York
1995 Group Exhibition, Gallery of Living Artists, New York
1995 Exhibition and Auction, Dieu Donne Gallery, New York
1994 Group Exhibition, Soho Artplace Gallery, New York
1994 15x15: Small Works, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore
1993 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Two-Person Exhibition, Fox Gallery, Baltimore
1993 Augenmusic, Galleria Piccola, Baltimore
1991 Solo Exhibition, sponsored by the Council for Creative Arts, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca1989 BFA
          Thesis Show: Solo Exhibition, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca
1989 Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca

Honors and Awards

1991-1992 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Merit Scholarship
1991 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. Merit Scholarship
1989 Council of Creative Arts, Ithaca, NY. Grant for Solo Exhibition
1987-1990 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Scholarship for all undergraduate expenses
1986 & 1987 College of Art, New Delhi. Merit Scholarship and Best Student Medal


2003-2004 Studio Workshops and Art Classes, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2003-2004 Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
1994 and 1993 Head Artist, Prints in Progress Germantown Workshop, Philadelphia
1994 Visiting Artist, Redeemer Lutheran School, Philadelphia
1993 Teaching Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

Baruah, Sanjib, India Against Itself, Book Cover, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1999
Thakur, Sarita, Tracing Her Roots, DesiTalk, New York & News India-Times, July 17, 1998
Sharma, Geeta, The Next Generation, The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, March 21, 1998
India Abroad, April 17, 1998
Melvani, Lavina, India and the Imagination, India Today, pg. 24c, Aug 25, 1997
Nayar, Suchita, Mirage in a Desert, India Post, April 18, 1997
News India Times, Three Artists to Exhibit in New York, March 28, 1997
India Abroad, March 28, June 20, 1997
India Monitor, March 28, 1997
CRY, New Delhi, India, 1997
Lal, Neeta, A New Canvas, Sunday Magazine, New Delhi, India, March 3-9, 1996
Iyer, Vasantha, Mystique of Rajasthan in Nandini's works, The Hindustan Times, March 1, 1996
Mathur, Anurag, Capital Life, Delhi Times. February 23, 1996
Sengupta, Rattnotma, Delhi Times, February 23, 1996
Malik, Keshav, Art Review, The Times of India, February 22, 1996
Datta, Santo, The Past and the Present, The Pioneer, February 21, 1996
Chopra, Sumeet, Experiencing Art., The Hindustan Times, February 17, 1996
Venkateshwara Rao Jr, Metro News: Art, Indian Express, February 14, 1996
Mirage Gallery, Two Artists, New Delhi, India, February 1996
Soho Biennial 95 Catalogue, October 1995
Chatterjee, Kishore, The Statesman, Calcutta, India, June 13, 1995


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