Nisha K. Sethi (b. 1988, lives and works in Oakland, CA. United States)
Nisha Kaur Sethi is an artist/activist from the Bay Area. As a woman of color who is deeply invested in uplifting her community, Nisha's work serves as seeds for the resistance in which bright, bold lettering and images dance their way into the streets where they echo the chants and songs of the people. Nisha's work weaves together modern and traditional techniques to create mixed media art focusing on social change. Found object art also plays an important role in Nisha's ethos of creating sustainable work from recycled materials. Paper and wood are used to create dynamic decoupage pieces and hand-painted signs on reclaimed construction materials; breathing new life into objects that have otherwise been discarded. Nisha is currently working as a freelance Sign Painter, Graphic Designer, and Letterpress Artist - exploring both digital and analog practices. Her hand-painted posters have been carried by thousands of protestors at the Women's March, March for Our Lives, UTLA Teacher's Strike, and Global Climate Strike. She is also a printmaker and clothing designer where her work is manifested into wearable art. Her bold neon beveled letters pay homage to Indian Sign Painters while spelling out messages for a better, brighter future.
Images courtesy of the artist.