Al-Qawi Nanavati

Graduate Student

Al-Qawi Nanavati is an Artist and Art Educator from Mumbai, India. She has completed her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017) and a Postgraduate Certification in Indian Aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai (2022).  Additionally, Nanavati is the Co-founder of Young Art Support, an online platform that promotes, exhibits, and sells work of young artists commission free. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Printmaking at the University of Iowa.

Nanavati's art practice is an amalgamation of printmaking, painting, and textiles. She is heavily influenced by meditation, prayer, and repetition along with the aftermath of loss and its manifestation in one’s own life. Her works have been exhibited at the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai, India(2022), Kamalnayan Bajaj Gallery Mumbai, India (2022),  Latitude 28, New Delhi, India (2020), Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, USA (2018), Union Arts Club, Chicago, USA (2017), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, USA (2016) among others. She has also been part of residencies such as the Space 118 Residency in Mumbai and the Project Art Residency in Chicago and has taught art through the ArtReach program, Kiran Nadar Museum Teaching Fellowship, India. 

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Research areas
  • Printmaking
Al-Qawi Nanavati is a Graduate Student in the School of Art and Art History.
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Postgraduate Certification, Indian Aesthetics, Jnanapravaha, Mumbai