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Nimah Gobir

is a painter and illustrator based in Oakland

Nimah Gobir is the daughter of two Nigerian immigrants. Raised by a single mama and a textbook middle child, she creates art that explores her identity as a Black woman. Through paintings and installations, her work teases out both the nuances and shared experiences of being Black. She creates work in Oakland, CA.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019     Emerging Artist Professionals Fellowship

2018     The Growlery Artist Residency

2018     Blau Gold Fellow Studio-Artist Fellowship

2015     Best BFA Exhibition

2021     Old House, FM Oakland, Oakland, CA

2019     Tender-headed and Other Works, The Growlery, San Francisco, CA

2015     I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA

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