Nupur Nishith


Panchtatva : Five elements,

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Dheeya – the Girl Child


Sumukha Ganesha



Artist Statement

I am a New Jersey based artist inspired by the art from my birthplace, Mithila paintings or as popularly known Madhubani paintings an ancient folk art from India. I took up the art form at an early age observing my mother make them for various occasions, rituals and festivals. Over the years, I have evolved my own distinct style with fusion the contemporary ideas with traditional art form using modern tools.

I work on various surfaces ranging paper, canvas, cloth, wood, ceramic, terra cotta, glass in addition to the traditional paintings on floor and wall. With an inclination towards technology I also make digital paintings for projection on digital media and mass production goods wherein I have designed for award winning feature film and clothing line.

Mithila artform is known for the details in the paintings in a flat two-dimensional
perspective with no shading or overlapping. I often try undergo a research and visualize objects and situations in two-dimensional perspective to create the the symbolic motifs and designs which makes my art unique and distinct. I have worked to evolve the natural and bright colors with symbolic distinct features of Mithila art form. I work freehand without using any stencils or pattern tools by hands on my various projects.

I have learned through observation and everyday experiments. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. So every piece that I create has a background story based on the research and its process of development. This has also led to my paintings being awarded, exhibited and published at various occasions.
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Major Awards and Recognition

 COLOR, Brooklyn Waterworks Artists Coalition, National Juried Show, Brooklyn, NY, July 2016,

Certificate of Recognition for painting Dheeya.

Selected Shows:

 In flux, Gallery 14 Maple, Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ, September’16 – February’17

 Holiday Store for gift items, Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, November-December, 2016

 Diwali Art Exhibition, Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, October – November 16

 Artist’s Choice, Barrow Mansion, Jersey City, NJ, October 2016

 What have you got to say?, City Life Gallery, Jersey City, October’16

 Jersey City Artist and Studio Tour (JCAST), Flagship venue, Jersey City, NJ, October’16

 Featured Artist at Gallery Opening, Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, September – October 16

 Vanity, Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City, NJ, September- November 2016

 COLOR, Brooklyn Waterworks Artists Coalition, National Juried Show, Brooklyn ,NY, July 2016

 Subject 13, Bee’s Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, June, 2016

 JC Fridays Art Show, Barrow Mansion, Jersey City, NJ, June 2016

 Spring Exhibit, Bayonne Museum, Bayonne, NJ, April 2016

 Diwali Event, Om Temple, Belleville, NJ, November 2015

 Summer’s Last Dance, Bee’s Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, September 2015

 Bayonne Museum, Bayonne, NJ, April 2015

Selected Digital Work

 Designed for Mithila Makhaan, Indian National Award Winning Maithili Feature Film

 Designed for Science is Fun, Lucknow, India, an NGO working for promotion of Science.

 Designed for Gnaana Company, Fullerton, CA, USA for a Children Clothing Line

 Designed for Association for Promotion of Creative Learning, Patna, India

Other Art

 Floor Art and Window Art at Bridge Art Gallery, Bayonne, NJ, October – November, 2016

Selected Bibliography

 Riverview Observer, “Visions of India- Bayonne Artist Nupur Nishith creates traditional folk paintings”,

December 1-15, 2016

 Vama India, “Indian Girl Nupur Nishith Spreading Her Culture Globally Through Her Madhubani

Paintings”, November 22, 2016

 Asbury Park Press, “Artist interpretations of a world in transition”, November 22, 2016

 Hudson Reporter, Art scene heats up Painters shine in Bergen Point, September 28, 2016

 The Times of India, Mithila Painting wins prize in Artshow in US, July 26, 2016

Art Groups

Pro Arts Jersey City, Artist and member of publicity team

Art Circle of Bayonne, Artist and member of organizing team


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