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Nimah Gobir is an artist and educator based in Oakland, California. Through paintings and installations, her work explores the nuances and shared experiences of being Black, drawing on text and photo references collected from both family and personal archives.
Gobir completed her undergraduate studies at Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Studio Art and B.A. in Peace Studies. She has an M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus in Arts in Education. She has shown work at ForYourArt, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Growlery, and Root Division where she was awarded the Blau-Gold Studio/Teaching fellowship. Last year, she completed a fellowship with Emerging Artist Professionals SF-Bay Area.
Her projects include The Coloring Book, a coloring book of black women that she produced in 2017 and a participatory coloring installation at the Alumni of Color Conference at Harvard Graduate School of Education. In March 2018, Gobir co-created Non-Sterile Art Happenings, a pop-up art exhibition in a UHAUL truck in Cambridge, Massachusetts.