Nikita Parikh, born in Ahmedabad in 1974, completed her graduation and post-graduation in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda.
Hailing from a religious family and visiting Nathdwara (a pilgrim centre where Krishna is worshipped in the form of Shrinathji) often, she got influenced by Picchvai paintings, medieval manuscripts, Pat paintings, Shekhawati murals and the other traditional art. Parikh paints her unfaded memories of her visit to Nathdwara and links up her work with her current background.
Nikita’s work is amalgamation of various art forms. Use of age-old textiles techniques and embroidery with traditional Indian miniature painting called Pichhvai in a painting is Nikita’s unique and highly appreciated signature art. Landscapes are her dominant style.
Parikh is the recipient of many notable awards including Junior artist fellowship by the Government of India. Some of her work is being part of collection of reputed art museum across the globe. She has exhibited a number of her works in several solo shows and group shows in the country ever since 1996. She has also participated in the 9th International Biennial Print & Drawing held in Taipei, Taiwan. She is the recipient of Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi Award, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society State as well as the National Award and the Navdeeep Prathisthan Award.
Currently Nikita lives and works in Baroda.
Her exhibit is titled जहाँ ड़ाल ड़ाल पर सोने की चिड़िया....., an acrylic on canvas made in 2021.