Artist Profile

Born in 1958, Nita did her BA and MA in creative painting from Vadodara in 1979 and 1981 respectively. She went to Goldsmiths College of Art, University of London, UK to do her Post Diploma in Textile Art in 1989 and at Rhode Island School of Design, U.S.A in 2000. She taught at Navarachana Higher Secondary School, Vadodara from 1981-87 and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad from 1990-91.

Since 1990, she is involved in part time teaching and conducting workshops at NIFT, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Surat, Mohali and currently at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Between 1981 and 2005, she has shown her work in 12 solo exhibitions and 23 group shows across India and abroad. She was awarded Charles Wallace Festival of India Award for her study in the UK in 1987-89, Govt. of India Senior Fellowship in Visual Art in 1999-2000, Fulbright Fellowship by USEF in New Delhi and the Institute of International Education at New York in 2000. She was the Guest of Honor at the 8th European Patchwork Meeting, Office Du Tourisme, Ste Marie Aux Mines, France in 2002 when she was also invited to curate Indiantextile. She lives and works in Ahmedabad.