Artist Bio & Statement
Rinal Parikh’s art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India.
Rinal is a biochemist by profession and an artist by Passion. She draws on a childhood fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media.
Her subjects are influenced by life in India, and she studies many different styles of Indian painting that vary from state to state: “Although the art styles are from the same country,” she says, “they are very different from each other- I find it intriguing.” Rinal’s work has appeared in India in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she made her debut with a solo exhibit at The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore in 2009, and since then her work has been featured in many juried exhibits at venues like Demuth Art Museum, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Festival, Swarthmore Borough Hall, The Plastic Club, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Mainline Art Center, Chester County Art Association, and Art Association of Harrisburg to name the few. She recently had a solo show celebrating her decade-long “Journey” as an artist at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. Rinal has won several awards for her work including Loos Award for Works on Paper at The Philadelphia Sketch Club and a first place award for watercolor paintings at the Art Association of Harrisburg. She does artist talks for adults on Indian folk art and her modern take on them. Rinal’s work has been published often in magazines like Philadelphia Stories and Rathalla Review. She teaches children’s and adults’ watercolor classes in Media, PA. Rinal’s artwork is mainly found in private collections in the USA, Canada, Uruguay, and India.
Rinal serves as board member at the Wallingford Community Arts Center, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show and Associate at the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA). She was also co-chair for the Dimensions in Art program at Swarthmore-Rutledge School in Swarthmore. Rinal holds artist memberships at the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Media Art Council, and Chester County Art Association.