Nandini Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India and came to the USA in 1987 for further studies. She did a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Cornell University, a summer residency at the Skowhegan School of Art, and an MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute. Additionally, she studied viscosity printing from master printmaker Arun Bose, and spent four years in Japan learning woodblock printing from Taika Kinoshita, exhibiting her work and teaching art. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
My work is a visual ‘journal’ of my life and thoughts, drawn from my practical, emotional and visual experiences. I am interested in things of daily use, the spaces we live in, maps, traditional and pop culture and my different roles as an Indian woman/mother living in America. My media include drawing, painting, gold leaf, papermaking, woodblock printing and photography. In my current work I use the above media with household and other objects to create mixed media and sculptural work.