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Rinal Parikh

Mixed Media


Delaware County

Rinal is Biochemist by profession, Artist by Passion. Rinal’s art reflects the precision of the scientist and the emotion of the artist, all drawing on the heritage and vibrant color of her native India. A graduate of Gujarat University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a Professional degree in Medical Lab Technology. She worked at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia as Biochemist. But as a self-taught artist, she channels her childhood fascination with color and composition into artworks that sparkle with spontaneity, energy, and saturated hues. Her subjects are influenced by life in India, focused on her interpretation of the styles of Indian art that vary from state to state. “Although they are from the same country,” she says, “they are very different from each other. I find that intriguing.” In India, Rinal’s work has appeared in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she has shown her work in solo exhibits and in numerous juried exhibitions at prestigious shows in well-known venues in the Philadelphia area, winning various awards. Her art is found in private collections in the United States, Canada, Germany and India. She teaches children and adult watercolor classes near her home in Swarthmore, Pa. and offers presentations about Indian folk art and her modern version of the genre to local community groups. “I believe in always improving myself, learning at every stage in life. I study nature. I love to incorporate several mediums into my art and I especially love the Indian folk art genres Madhubani from Madhubani district; Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh; and Warli from Maharashtra. My subjects are directly influenced by my childhood memories of India. I rely on my emotions, thoughts, and experiences from day to day life. I see my work as a modern adaptation of Indian folk art.”