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Nirali Thakkar

Education
  • Masters in Fine Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 2002-2004
  • Studied at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara 2001
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, M.S. University, Baroda, India. 1994-1998
  • Visual Communication, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India 1989-93

Awards, Scholarships and Exhibitions
  • Exhibited at the El Dorado Public library under "Art around town project"associated with  Lake wood Artist guild Nov 2010.
  • Paintings auctioned for the A3M FUNDRAISING EVENT Charity program october 2010.
  • Participated in Group show at WOCA(Warehouse of Contemporary Arts), Los Angeles , California 2010
  • Exhibited at  "The Happening Gallery", Marina Del Rey, California 2010
  • "Autumn show"- participated in Cypress Art league Group show 2010.
  • Group Show at Hangar Gallery Santa Monica Art Gallery California 2010
  • Award for best painting,Spring Show organized at Mayfair park California 2010.
  • Participated in Open studio Tour organized by Arts and cultural commission, City of Glendale 2010.
  • "Art Maze"-Participating in the upcoming group show sponsored by the Godo Art Gallery,California 2010.
  • Award for best painting ,Lakewood artist Guild,California 2010.
  • “The Girl with pony Tales” solo show at the Exhibition Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, Baroda, India (Nov 2-9, 2009) 
  • Solo show –“The girl with Pony Tales”- Hussain Doshi Gufa (a prominent gallery in India affiliated to Mr.M.F. Hussain- the foremost icon of art in India, Ahmedabad, India (Nov 11-22, 2009)
  • Solo show at Lalit Kala Academy gallery –This is one of the older well-known art galleries in India for emerging and contemporary artists , Delhi India (Nov 24-2009)
  • Runner up prize for best painting- Lake wood Art Guild, California.2009
  • Group Show- La Habra Art Gallery, California 2009
  • President of Sunnyvale Art club, Sunnyvale, California- 2000
  • Group show- Parsons School of Design, New York 1999.
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Outstanding entering students, Parsons School of Design, NY 1999
  • National Scholarship in the field of Photography and Painting from the Department of  Human Resources , Government of India 1997.
  • Merit Scholarship at National Institute of Design and M.S.University Baroda
  • AIFACS Award for Best Drawing, Gujarat.
  • Participated in National Exhibition at Delhi Lalit Kala Academy Art Gallery-1998
  • Participated in the Photography Exhibition “ My Land, My People” organized by SAARC-1991
  • Participated in Photography Exhibition “Tradition vs. Modernity" Alliance Francaise Delhi 1991
Nirali currently lives and works at Los Angeles


Email: niraliji@gmail.com
Subpages (1): Exhibition Invitation
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