Niki Srinivasa is a California native and is primarily self taught in fine arts. She began her creative career in fashion, but after discovering the printmaking, realized that creating artwork itself was her true direction, and she re-focused on Fine Art. Through her experiences in fashion, she developed a deep interest in embroidery, beadwork and fiber arts, which was primarily informed by her Indian heritage, and is how she creates personally authentic, textural fine art experiences. Her art is reflective of her personal life story, and her unique style has resulted in achievements including an upcoming Billboard in Times Square, an exhibition at Art Basel and upcoming Artist Book.
My Indian heritage has played a profound role in my development as an artist; always surrounded by intricate beaded sculptures and clothing, I feel deeply called to explore embroidery and beadwork as mediums. I believe painting is how I can truly explore my personal history, interests and their relationships to traditional mediums. This piece champions my hero, my Pati (Grandmother) - who may not have ever had art adorning walls of galleries, but is someone who creates art every day; she has created masterpieces using nothing but coffee powder, and has created beauty in the peels of vegetable remains; her legacy lives in each who see the world as more extraordinary in the artistic potential of each and every thing around us.
Inspired by my Grandmother, who is the greatest champion in my life, this piece pays homage to not only her but to Indian women who create art in their daily lives.