Nimisha Doongarwal


"My art explores the dynamic between imagination and what is visible. These portraits challenge viewers to contemplate how gender and racial biases shape our society. Through mixed media, I create visually striking identities that encourage reflection on the ways biases impact individuals. These are imaginary people shaped by their stories, emphasizing the idea that we are unique individuals beyond appearances. I use diverse media to challenge conventional notions of identity by celebrating diversity and cultural heritage. I incorporate elements of my own cultural heritage into the work, seeking to reclaim and celebrate the rich and vibrant traditions and histories of colonized people”.


As an artist, Nimisha aims to inspire viewers to work towards dismantling systems of inequality. Her art serves as a platform for change, amplifying marginalized voices and experiences. Ultimately, celebrating the resilience and triumphs of women and marginalized communities. Seeing people from the heart, not just the eyes, allowing us to appreciate their stories and experiences.


 Nimisha's works have been featured in publications and magazines such as Forbes, Maake magazine, Artmarket magazine and has exhibited in museums and galleries including the De Young Museum, Gallery Route One, San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo Library, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Museum of Northern California and Brown University.

Gallery Exhibitions


MFA, Academy of Arts University, 2022-23




Serenity-Dreaming,  UCSF Women’s Hospital/SFWA

Identity, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

Immigrant Identity San Mateo Public Library, CA


Immigrant Identity San Mateo City Hall, CA

India: Art and Artist, San Francisco Women Artist Gallery, San
Francisco, CA

Identity at SFO San Francisco Airport Museum




Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Portrait, CSUSB Anthropology Museum, CA

About Face, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Bandung to the Bay, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, CA


SF Open Studios Art Span Sunset Communal arts, San Francisco, CA

Clement Street art fair, Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

Art Auction 2022 Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Pop Art, Bougie Art Gallery

Root Division’s 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

FLUX Exhibition – Virtual, Group Show Part I, Flux Review Gallery

Spring 2021 Featured, Exhibit, ARTCONNECTS.NET

Safe Haven Museum of Northern California, Chico, CA

Transcendent Futures Brown University, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Brown University

Art Against Racism, Non-profit Organization, USA

Feminist Connect Les Femmes Folles, USA

EXCUSE ME CAN I SEE YOUR ID - TWO Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

DIASPORIC FUTURISM, Part 2, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Dreaming of Equ>lity,, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, CA

Emerging Artist Series Heckscher Museum of Art, USA

Overlap: Home, Immigration and Identity, Public Art, Bayfair Center, San Leandro, CA

Crocker Kingsley Exhibit, Blue Line Arts, USA


Youth for Human Rights, Washington DC
National Human Rights Art Contest, USA 
In the time of CORONA,  Dab Arts + Artsy 
FREE TO BE San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
Root Division’s 19th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
POLITICS: Holding the Line, Bridgemaker Arts, Richmond, CA 
The de Young open exhibition, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 

Response Kala Art Institute, Oakland, CA 2020
DIASPORIC FUTURISM, part- 1, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
Home as Situation, Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, KY 
Connectivity, Delaware State University Arts, DSU, USA 
Spring Show 2020, Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, CA
Figurative Art Exhibition, 
Reflections International, juried exhibition, Arc Gallery, CA 
Not an art fair, Shockboxx, Artsy gallery 
Reflection on Home, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA && Arttogether, Oakland, CA
Local artist collection, Under1000SF gallery, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA


ICONIC San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art & Activism San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition Atelier Gallery, Academy of Arts University, USA
Celebrating Her San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Discover San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eye of the Beholder San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Point of View San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Summer Student Show, SRISA, Florence, Italy 2017
Italia, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Italy Study Abroad Show, Academy of Art University gallery, San Francisco, CA
Natural Wonders San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Outrageous, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
All Botanicals, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Loving Golden Gate Park, SFWA 2017
Italy Summer Show, Santa Reparata International School of Arts, Florence, Italy


Emerging Artist Series, Heckscher Museum of Art, USA
Published in Forbes magazine, USA
De Young Museum, The de Young open exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Northern California, Safe Haven, Chico, CA
Crocker Kingsley Competition, Blue Line Arts, USA
Identity, Public Art, San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, JUROR’S CHOICE for ‘FREE TO BE’, San Francisco
Academy of Arts University, 3RD Place in Spring Show 2020, Special Recognition, 10th Figurative Art Exhibition, Special Recognition, “555 Special” Art Exhibition 2021
Art.connects, Honorable mentions



San Leandro Times: Newspaper Local Artists Featured In Exhibit at Bayfair Mall
Forbes Magazine 6 Women Immigrant Artists Reflect On Belonging And Home
Artmarket Magazine Online Article Art Market Magazine Interview
ArtMarkert Magazine Issue #50 Artmarket mag issue 50
Maake Magazine Magazine Issue 11
Maake Magazine Interview Featured artist Features Artist:Conceptually Layered Collages
NYC Phoenix Art magazine NYC Phoenix : Interview
Scot Scoop newspaper Overlap project explores immigration through art
Boomer Magazine, UK Boomer magazine Issue 1: Features artist
TOP POSTERS MAGAZINE - APRIL, FINEART (Vol 253), Women for change
The Racket Journal Issue Thirty-Six
Hecate Magazine Hecate Summer Anthology 2021
Artistonish Magazine Artistonish - Issue June 2021 (page 12)
Best of SNO Overlap project explores immigration through art
Sylph creatives magazine Sylph Mag
Observica magazine Observica issue 11
The FLUX Review Artist Interview and Q&A
Juniper Rag Magazine Juniper Rag Issue 2
Aesthetica magazine Aesthetica Issue 103 (page 145)
Art Seen- Curator’s Salon Art Seen Winter 2021 issue
Stoneboat Literary Journal Stoneboat 11.2 — Fall 2021
Mass News Insight into AAU Spring show
ArtU News The de Young Open Provides Platform for Painting Students
ArtU News Features artist
Arc Gallery magazine Reflection, National Juried Show, Arc Gallery,
NBC Live The Art Of Staying Creative During Covid-19,
NBC California Live
Mikihasi: Youtube video art gallery Mikihasi Video Interview
KQED Arts & Culture Featured Artist of the week on Instagram
Artogether Artist talk Virtual Artist Talk: Meet the Artists of Overlap
Artdose Magazine Featured Artist
Udaipur Time, India Nimisha giving a new dimension to painting with mixed media
Udaipur Time, India Nimisha and her story of Art portraying Culture
Voyage LA Life & work with Nimisha Doongarwal
The Ana THE ANA: ISSUE #11, (Pg. 58, Pg. 130)
Gallery Routeone Visiting Artist, Nimisha Doongarwal - April 2023



Artists' Exchange with Nimisha Doongarwal and Reiko Fujii, Gallery Route One, CA
People of Udaipur- Painter from Udaipur, Udaipur Times, India
Mixed media artist, Nimisha Doongarwal. (Kor.Sub), Mikihasi Gallery, CA
Virtual Artist Talk: Meet the Artists of Overlap, ARTogether, CA
SAFE HAVEN - art exhibition, Museum of Northern California, Chico CA



NCWCA, Non-Profit organization, CA
AAWAA, Asian Women Artist Association, CA
Arttogether, Non-Profit organization, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Women Artist Organization, Non-Profit organization, San Francisco, CA