NIMISHA DOONGARWAL  
 

Nimisha is an immigrant from India. Mixed media artworks Nimisha 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, immigrantion and so on. Every image tells a unique story by creating visual links to history and reality.

 

The work reproduces familiar visual signs and oral histories by arranging them into new conceptually layered collages. Her methodology is consistent while using a variety of materials and processes in each project. Each piece starts with a curated collection of photographs, fabric, and other materials. The vintage portraits are altered digitally by juxtaposing photos with different transparencies and filters. Her physical marks follow the repetitive process of going between tearing and layering prints, collaging, painting, stamping and adding fabric. The layers vary in sizes, saturations and opacity to emphasize compositions and concepts.

 

The portraits she creates have a new abstract identity, which emphasizes the cultural and traditional overlap, people around the world went through over the centuries. This overlap has made people extremely similar, irrespective of the varied physical appearances. Through her works she wants to encourage people to embrace cultural diversity and fight for equality for all gender, color, race, religion and so on. Her goal is to give a voice to social issues women and people of color face around the world, through her art and advocate awareness



She is not constrained to one medium but her concept dictates the medium she uses for her artwork.

She has multiple collectors around USA and India and has been featured in art magazines. Recently exhibited at de Young Museum, San Francisco.

 

 

Bio

I am originally from India. I came to the United States in 2007 for a Masters in Computer Science. After finishing my Master's, I realized my true passion was art for self-expression.  Currently, I am pursuing an MFA part-time and working as a full-time engineering manager. Through my works I want to encourage people to embrace cultural diversity and fight for equality for all gender, color, race, religion and so on.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2017-Present San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019-Present Under100 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016-Present www.saatchiart.com
2016-Present www.etsy.com