My work is an exploration of pattern and form and structure. I live in the woods, and I am inspired by observations made in my environment. I see light and shadow in the trees and plants, decay and growth in the life cycles on the forest floor, and the progress of time in the geology of the area. I collect evidence of these cycles. Skins, bones, mushrooms, leaves, rocks and fossils are all sources for my research. In my studio these forms are deconstructed and reassembled to further investigate their underlying structures. Like the tessellated patterns found in Islamic architecture my work strives to meld natural phenomena with geometric form.
Nisha Bansil graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in printmaking in 2001. Since then, she has assisted artist Denise Stillwaggon Leone, and has been a teaching assistant for many classes at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. In 2011, she completed an Instructor Collaborative Residency with Dan Mirer. In 2016 she will be a Bullseye projects AIR as well as a AIR at Corning in October. She will also be preforming a sound/glass piece at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk VA, later this summer. Ms Bansil has also worked as a museum professional for the last 15 years. She was the assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the Fenimore Art Museum.