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Nimisha Doongarwal - Contemporary Artist 

Nimisha is an immigrant, working in San Francisco. Post-colonical mixed media artworks she creates, are grouped inventories of fragments: paintings, photographs, fabrics, and digital prints. The work explores the varying relationships between past and popular culture by referencing social issues such as racism, gender inequality, and immigration. Every image tells a unique story by creating visual links to history and reality.
The conceptual portraits she creates have a new abstract identity, emphasizing ethnic similarities over differences, irrespective of the varied physical differences. Through her works, she wants to encourage people to embrace cultural diversity and fight for equality for all gender, color, race, religion. Nimisha has been featured in publications and magazines such as Forbes, Maake magazine, Artmarket magazine and has exhibited in museums and galleries including the De Young Museum, San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo Library, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Museum of Northern California and Brown University.

Other than these work she also likes to play around with color and create expression of the world around her. Art for her is also about the fun of making something unknown from a known world.

Selected Magazine features
Forbes Magazine, Maake Magazine, Artdose Magazine, Juniper Rag Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Sylph creatives Magazine India, Arc Gallery Magazine.

I have been on the front cover of ArtSeen Magazine and the back cover of Artmarket. Magazine. Articles published in San Leandro Times: Newspaper, Boomer Magazine UK, NBC live, Artmarket Magazine, Create Magazine and The FLUX Review.

Selected Solo Exhibits

San Francisco Airport Museum, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo Library, Gallery Route One CA, Bayfair Center San Leandro CA.


Selected Group Exhibits

Prestigious De Young Museum in San Francisco, Museum of Northern California, Brown University, Blue Line Arts, Kala Art Institute Oakland, Arc Gallery, Oakland Asian Cultural Center,, Bridgemaker Arts, University of the PacificArt,, Les Femmes Folles. I am a recurring juried-in artist at Root Division and San Francisco Women Artist gallery, Dab Arts, Vessel Gallery Oakland CA.


Awards and Recognitions
Emerging artist series at Heckscher Museum of Art, Juror’s award a few times at San Francisco Women Artist Gallery, received third place at Academy of Arts University spring show and have been granted Honorable mentions at Art.connects and a few times.


Membership and Affiliations

- San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA)- Board member of SFWA since 2021 and member since 2017. 
- Northern California Women Caucus for Arts (NCWCA) - Member since 2022

- Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWA) - Member since 2022

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