Join School of Art and Design guest artist Nandini Bagla Chirimar for a demonstration on alternative etching techniques and collage/Chine-Collé techniques, Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in Room AB 408 of the Jack Arends Hall on NIU’s main campus.  Everyone is welcome.

Nandini Bagla Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India, and currently lives and works in New York City.  She studied at the College of Art, New Delhi, Cornell University, and received her MFA in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She was awarded a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1991 and the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation 2016 Painters and Sculptors Grant. She just completed a solo exhibit of her work titled ‘Unwritten Wills’ at Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelphia.

Nandini has shown her work in many international venues, including Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata; India Art Fair, New Delhi, Loft at Lower Parel, Mumbai; Exhibit 320 Gallery, New Delhi; Allen Gallery, New York; Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata; Ono Gallery, Tokyo; CWAJ Print Shows, Tokyo; Taubman Art Museum, Virginia; AHAF Art Fair, Korea; SLICK II Art Fair, Paris; and in Erasing Borders Traveling Exhibitions.

Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, RPG Collection and Bucks County Esthetics Center. Her work has featured in the New York Times, Artblog, Kajal Magazine, The Telegraph and many other publications. She teaches at several venues in Manhattan, including the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio and Manhattan Graphics Center.

Nandini’s work is included in the upcoming exhibition, Reclaimed Baggage, at the NIU Art Museum.