Artist Statement

I use a diverse media like water colours, oils, acrylics, charcoal, pen and most importantly mix media. My technique in painting is thick impasto in Abstract Expressionist style .

 My works are figurative, non figurative or mere transforming landscapes. I choose a colour pallette , suggestive of drama and mysticism.  The language of  queerness persits due to assortment of beliefs ,ideologies ,rituals prevalent amongst a complex knit of religions, communities, genders . Most of my works are direct or indirect portraits of human conditions & lifestyle.  I believe a work is incomplete unless it has the potential to converse with the beholder. It should be simple , unobvious and stimulating , providing the audience a field to guess ,presume and settle with their respective conclusions and hence  indulge  into it.

There is a drama in each moment we live yet we are ignorant of it due to lack of time and concentration. Each dialogue transmitted or action taking place is a visual performance recorded in our subconciousness. Each one of us play a participant with our own chosen interests. The Artists play an important role in a given era by gradually illustrating these anthropological visual manuscripts  comprising  majorly of human Psyche relative of this period.     Nidhi Agarwal 2016



Nidhi Agarwal (visual artist.)

Painting ,Drawing , mix media, Installation Art, Sculputure

1972 Born in Faridabad, Haryana, India


1993 Bachelor of Fine Art, College of art New Delhi, India



Awards, Grants, Fellowships, Residencies


1989  ITDC international Award in painting, India


1992   7th Yuva Mahotsava Award Painting, India


1994  National Exhibition Award India


1995   66th, AIFACS Award in Painting India


1996   67th, AIFACS Award in Painting India


1997  68th, AIFACS Award in Drawing India


2004   28th Annual Art exhibition Award Painting, Sahitya Kala Parishad New Delhi India


2007   79th AIFACS Award in Drawing India


2011   Junior fellowship Ministry of culture, India


2013   Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2013- 2014 NewYork , US


2013  Mark Rothko International Artists Residency Daugavpils Latvia


2014.  7th international sculpture symposium Penza Russia

2016   Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2016- 2017 NewYork , US


International Participations : Biennales & Art Fairs


1994-1998  Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt Germany


2009-2011  India Art Fair 1st,2nd,3rd,5th editions India


2012   15th Asian Art Biennale Dhaka Bangladesh


2013  United Art Fair, New Delhi India


2014  India Art Fair Mark Rothko Art Center Latvia: Special Exhibitor Category

2016  G20 Art Summit, International Art Exchange ,Hangzhou China


Selected Group Shows



2009  Deep in Black - Gallery Muller & Plate, Munich Germany


2009  Pretty Ugly - Bose Pacia Gallery, Kolkata India


2010  The Gamut – Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi India


2010  On Canvas 1, Gallery Art motif, New Delhi India


2012  Nerves under your skin, Gallery Nature Morte, Gurgaon Haryana, India


2012  Titillations & Gratification Nature Morte New Delhi India


2012  Small is Big Gallery Darbar Hall Cochin India


2013  The Black frame Project- Your Singapore , Indigo Blue Art Gallery Singapore


2014  The International Artist Residence Mark Rothko Art Center 2013: The Art House of Kuldiga city (Latvia).


2014.  Summer in Singapore - Indigo Blue Art Gallery Singapore

2016   Under The Mango Tree Gallery ,Berlin  Germany 

2016   Visual art Gallery ,IHC, New Delhi India


Solo projects



1993  People,:     AIFACS Gallery New Delhi India


1996  The Different Faces:     Triveni Gallery, New Delhi India


1997  Miniatures:     Art Konsult, New Delhi India


2000  Portraits of the next Millennium:     Gallery Food for Thought Bangalore India


2004  Water:     Creativity Art Gallery New Delhi India


2007  Existence is bliss:     Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi India


2010  Spectrum :     Hotel Taj ,New Delhi India


2014  .Psychic:     Oberoi Nature Morte Gurgaon India


Public Art projects. (Installation )



2012  FATA Morgana:Vaama Art Camp IGNCA Grounds New Delhi India


2013   Dementia – THE THREAT :Daugavpils Latvia






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