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Nandini Chirimar

Chirimar at work in her studio at Wave Hill. Image courtesy of Wave Hill.

Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | January 2–February 17

2019 Winter Workspace participant Nandini Chirimar attended the College of Art in New Delhi, India, and holds a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her awards include, among others, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Merit Scholarship, and her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA, and in galleries throughout the US and abroad. Her work is included in many private and public collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the US Department of State.

While at Wave Hill this winter, Chirimar will continue her investigation of globalization, memory and time through autobiographical elements and the mediums of pencil, pen, watercolor, etching and woodblock printing on paper. Chirimar will explore how flora have traditionally been depicted in Indian and Japanese folk art, miniature painting, woodblock and textile patterns.  In addition she will study specific plants, flowers and trees at Wave Hill to create new, meticulously-created, works on paper. She will lead a workshop on Japanese woodblock printing on January 17.

Nandini Chirimar, Calcutta Chronicles, Size: 38 x 51.5", 2013, drawing, etching, woodblock print and gold leaf on Japanese kozo and Arches paper.

Pictured: The artist's studio during her residency. 

Learn more about the artist here.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.