Nisha Pinjani

pinjaninisha@gmail.com - www.nishapinjani.com

 

Education

MFA - University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History - 2015 - 2018

(area of specialization – printmaking), Honolulu, USA

B.Des - Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan. 2010 - 2013

 

Professional Experience

Textile Designer at KHAADI, Karachi, Pakistan - 2013 - 2015

Assistant Librarian at University of Hawaii, Department of Art, Honolulu, USA - 2016

Conducted Natural Dyeing Workshops at Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, USA - April 2018

Curatorial and Exhibitions Intern at Shangri La Museum, Honolulu, USA - Summer, 2018

 

Professional Service

President of Graduate Committee at University of Hawaii, Art Department - 2017 - 2018

Facilitator Intern for weekly seminars at the East West Center - 2016

Board member in the East West Center Participant Association - 2015

Mentored students at The Citizen’s Foundation - 2013

Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan - worked on the Oral History Project, Minority Project, School Outreach

Tours, Identity Festival, Gallery Exhibitions. 2009

Exhibitions

Thesis Exhibition- University of Hawaii Art Gallery - March 2017

Group Exhibition - Arts at Marks Garage - December 2017

Group Show - Honolulu Museum of Art School - May 2017

Three person group show - Paper Process, State Bank of Hawaii - March 2017

Group show - Honolulu Museum School of Art - Rising Star Award - August 2016

Thesis Exhibition - Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture - December 2013

 

Artist Residencies

Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House - Four weeks - July/August 2017

Awards and Honors

East West Center Student Affiliate. - 2017 - 2018

Honolulu Cookie Company Award - 2017 - 2018

Graduate Achievement Scholarship - 2017 - 2018

Jagdish.P. Memorial Scholarship - 2017 - 2018

John Heide Scholarship - 2017 - 2018

John Young Scholarship - 2017

Shore Hodge Lipsher Memorial Award - 2016 - 2017

East West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship - 2015 - 2016

East West Center Alumni Award - 2015

Toufiq and Ulrike Siddiqi Degree Scholars Awards - 2015

 

Publications

Artist profile and Interview- Venison Magazine - Online Website -2017

http://www.venisonmagazine.com/nisha-pinjani.html

Surface Design Journal - Print - December 2016 and May 2018

Contemporary Textiles and Embroidery in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Published by Indus Valley School of

Art and Architecture - Print - 2011

 

Related Skills

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

 

References:

Charles Cohan - Professor, cohan@hawaii.edu

Wendy Kawabata - Associate Professor, wendyak@hawaii.edu

Mary Babcock - Professor, Fiber Area Chair + Graduate Chair - mbabcock@hawaii.edu