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EDUCATION:

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio with an emphasis in Printmaking and Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

Graduation date: May 15th 2017.

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017  Diwali Rangoli Performance, Family Day, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.

2017  Luminarts’ Visual Art’s Exhibition, Union Arts Club, Chicago, IL.

2017  Grassroots, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2017  Concert for peace: We’re still here, Aaron Gallery, Glenview, IL.

2017  Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL.

2016  Diwali Rangoli Performance, Family Day, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2016  NoStigmas, Celebrate Life, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL.

2016  Hello Strangers, Apartment Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2016 Solo Exhibition, CAPX at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,IL.

2016  After the Suffix Show, Locallective Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2015  Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc./ School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scholarship Exhibition Competition (Nippon 23).

2015 Touched by Fire, Art and Laughter Show, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario,  Toronto, Canada.

2015 Flash by the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media, Gene Siskel Film  Center, Chicago, IL.

 

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2018  Jubilee Arts Festival, Midwestern USA, Chicago, IL.

2017  Tranquility, Glenview Ismaili Center, Glenview, IL.

2016  Midwest Ismaili Artist Development Program’s Yearly Art Show, Glenview Ismaili Center, Glenview, IL.

2016  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and South Side Community Art Center’s Joint Exhibition, Chicago, IL

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2017 - 18 Teaching Artist in Residence at The Projectart Residency, Chicago, IL.

2017  Art Educator at the Metropolitan Schoolhouse (K-12), Chicago, IL.

2017 Intern at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Student Affairs and international  affairs, Chicago, IL.

2017  Intern at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Office of Institutional Advancement,  Alumni Relations, Chicago, IL.

2017 Teaching Assistant for the department of Printmaking- Lithography at the School of the  Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2017 Assistant to artist Shaurya Kumar, Chicago, IL.

2016  Teaching Assistant, Continuing Studies, High School Summer Programs, Department of  Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2016 Teaching Assistant, Department of Contemporary Practices, Core Studio, School of the  Art Institute of Chicago.

2014 Project Assistant, Nuveen center for international learning, School of the Art Institute of  Chicago, IL.

2013 Assistant to artist Varsha Pandit, Mumbai, India.

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

2018 Painting and drawing workshops for Senior Citizens of the Ismaili Golden Club in  Chicago, Naperville and Glenview, IL.
2016  Acrylic and tile painting at the Jubilee Games 2016, Global village, World Trade Center,  Dubai.
2016 Asian Art Market Symposium, The making/unmaking of the Artist, School of the Art  Institute of Chicago, IL.
2014 - 17 Introduction to painting workshops for the Midwest Ismaili Artist Development Program in Chicago, Naperville, Glenview, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Kansas City Aga Khan  Centers, IL.

 

 

ACCOLADES:

 

2017 The Asian American Community IL Award for Exemplary Community Service, IL.
2017 Graduating Student Leadership Award at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
2017  Student body President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
2017 Luminarts Fellowship (Finalist), Chicago, IL. 
2016&17 Award for Excellence in Leadership at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 
2016 The Abraham Lincoln Student Laureate Award for Civic Engagement and Excellence in  Academics, IL.
2016  Aga Khan Youth Award for distinction in Art, Mumbai, India. 
2013 -17  School of the Art Institute of Chicago merit Scholarship recipient, IL.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Mental health First Aid USA certified.

Chicago Freedom School workshop.

Painting and Drawing

Print Making (Screen-Printing,

Etching, Lithography, Monotype, Relief and Alternative print processes.)

Photography (Digital and Analogue)

Glass blowing

Sculpture (Woodwork, Glass, 3-D printing, Laser cutting, Plaster)

Fiber and Materials (Crochet, Knitting, Weaving, Embroidery and Stitching)

Adobe Creative Cloud- Photoshop, Illustrator etc.

Microsoft Office.

 

 

INTERVIEWS:

 

http://fnewsmagazine.com/2015/11/5-minutes-with-al-qawi-nanavati/

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89QEVqoD-0k

 

http://projectart.org/residency-chicago

 

https://the.ismaili/tranquility-art-exhibition-showcased-glenview-jamatkhana

 

http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&RecNum=13887

 

http://www.faaim.org/showcase-2015/

 

http://sharedhistory.tumblr.com/post/142763680191/meet-the-curators