"The Unity of Everything", Princeton

Art Times Two Gallery, Princeton, NJ. Curated by Karen Fitzgerald, this exhibit also includes work by Deborah Barlow, Daniel Zeller, Lorrie Fredette, Elizabeth Mead, Liz Whitney Quisgard and Andra Samelson
Sep 11, 2018 - Feb 2019

Featured in Elle India Magazine

Sana Rezwan Sait, 5 South Asian Artists You Need to Know, ELLE India Magazine, June 2018

Awarded the Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program Residency for Jan-Feb 2019

Drawing Acquired by Philadelphia Museum of Art

Minor Details, 2016
Acquired by the Drawing, Prints and Photography
Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

"AdHoc", Manhattan Graphics Center

Curated by Robin Dintiman
Feb 1- March 1, 2018

"Reclaimed Baggage" at Northern Illinois University Art Museum

Curated by Nirmal  Raja
March 27 - May 18, 2018


Unwritten Wills Review by Neil Marcello

Drawing to remember – Nandini Chirimar at Twelve Gates Arts
By March 16, 2017
Neil reviews a solo show by the Indian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Nandini Chirimar, who uses meticulous still life drawings to commemorate her lost loved ones. – Artblog Editor

In Unwritten Wills, Nandini Chirimar uses still life drawings explore the themes of memory and loss. The objects profiled in these works belong to Chirimar’s late father and her nanny, before they both passed away within a span of a year in 2015. Through these meticulous illustrations the artist has formed an intimate connection with her father and nanny’s life histories. The creative decision to present some of these personal items in their original form, like one of the metal trunks and its contents belonging to her nanny, alongside their two-dimensional renderings in pencil made me feel like I was sharing in a tangible and immediate experience with the departed. The artist transforms the solitary, contemplative act of drawing itself into an act of commemoration and remembrance of her departed loved ones.

12 Gates Arts Open Trunk
Open trunk, on view at 12 Gates Arts. Image courtesy of 12 Gates Arts.

Solo Show at Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia

"Unwritten Wills' opens at Tweleve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia on Feb 18
Oprning Reception: 5-8:30pm, Saturday Feb 18

2016 Painters and Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Nandini Bagla Chirimar was awarded the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant for $25,000

Announcing the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients
December 20, 2016

Blog Post by Rama Arya

art focus - experiments with pencil, print, paper - nandini bagla chirimar
on rama ary's blog
Posted on September 8, 2016

Escaping the Past, or Embracing it Before it Fades, New York Times by Susan Hodara


Escaping the Past, or Embracing It Before It Fades
“Fasten Your Seatbelts, We Will Be Landing Shortly,” by Nandini Chirimar
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