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Nilima Sheikh

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Nilima Sheikh studied history at Delhi University before going on to
study Fine Arts at M.S. University in Baroda. Under the mentorship
of K.G. Subramanyan and Gulammohammed Sheikh, she learned
the significance of craft and folk art in modern Indian art forms and
the power of narrative structure.2014 has been a significant year for
Nilima Sheikh marking her long overdue debut solo museum show
Nilima Sheikh: Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams’ held at the Art
Institute of Chicago earlier in the year.

Narrative is at the heart of all of her work, from her miniature-style
paintings to her murals and large-scale canvases. She battles with
issues of feminity, communal violence and suffering, which are
reflected in her paintings, with her use of delicate line and choice of