Nikita Parikh

Nikita Parikh

Bio
Nikita Parikh studied Painting at the Faculty of Fine
Arts, Baroda (BFA and MFA). She has received the
Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi Prize, the AIFACS
Award, New Delhi, for Best Exhibit (2002), the
Navdeep Prathisthan Award, and Junior Artists
Fellowship, Government of India. Her works have
been in selected for participation in several group
shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore,
and Baroda. Her work was chosen for the 9th
International Drawing and Print Biennale at Taipei
Museum, Taiwan, and at the ‘Mind, Matter, Mystique’
show at the Tamarind Art Gallery, New York.

Statement
My works are often influenced by the Indian
miniature painting tradition. My love for textiles has
also started showing up in my work when I started
using the block print as a backdrop of my painting.
It has gradually converted into my own language
of painting. The flat bold colour of the repeated
stencil patterns overlap with very fine and minute
line drawing creating an atmosphere by itself. Here I
have depicted the famous Panchatantra story of “The
Clever Rabbit” wherein the small, timid rabbit fools
the mighty and cruel lion and saves the other forest
animals.