Dr. Deepika Dhiman
Associate Professor

Dr. Deepika Dhiman is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose work delves into the intersections of cultural identity, gender, and societal norms, particularly stemming from the colonial history of India and the complexities of decolonization. Her artistic endeavors are deeply influenced by personal experiences, encompassing themes of foreignness, gender, sexuality, discrimination, borders, and identity within the context of Indian culture. Dr. Dhiman’s work has been widely recognized and published in various magazines and academic platforms, focusing on autoethnography and visual storytelling to explore the formation of identity through societal norms in India and the United States. Her art has been exhibited globally, showcasing her exploration of boundaries and influences on daily life through multimedia installations, performance art, and visual storytelling. Dr. Dhiman has a diverse range of experiences in both academic and industry settings, teaching at institutions such as Texas Tech University, Lissa School of Design in Delhi, and Ohio University. Her industry experience spans roles as an editor, graphic/visual storyteller, lead graphic artist, and interior designer.


  • Ph.D., Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, USA (2022)
    – Using autoethnography and visual storytelling to examine how identity is informed by social normative behavior in India and the United States
  • M.F.A., Drawing and Painting, Ohio University, USA (2013)
    – India Bound Between
  • B.F.A., Painting, Collage of Art, New Delhi, India (2002)


Research and Scholarly Publication

  • Interview Published in SuboArt Magazine, Issue 9, 2023
  • Article published in Pretence Magazine, Issue 4 (Quixotic), 2023
  • Dissertation: Using autoethnography and visual storytelling to examine how identity is informed by social normative behavior in India and the United States. 2022
  • “ISHICHAOO KA MOOL MARAM” Article Published in Sankalp, Dec’09 Edition

Selected Exhibitions

Over the past two decades, Dr. Deepika Dhiman has showcased her artworks in numerous gallery exhibitions across various regions, including the United States, India, and Europe. Among the many exhibitions, she has curated and presented selected ones to highlight her artistic journey and contributions to the global art scene.

  • My Hometown, International Culture Centre, TTU Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. 2020
  • LUCHA, Electric Motel, Redefining Beauty – Video Art, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. 2019
  • LUCHA, Performance art – Red is part of me!!!, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. 2018
  • Rupankar Museum of Fine Art, 7th Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal, MP, INDIA 2017
  • Lalit Kala Academy, 56TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ART, New Delhi, INDIA 2015
  • Ohio University Art Gallery, India – Bound Between, Athens, OH, U.S.A. 2013
  • Chiesa Di S. Maria Della Misericordia, St.Oberdan, Perugia, ITALY 2012
  • United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA 2012
  • New York Gallery, its A SMALL SMALL WORLD, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2012
  • Kennedy Art Museum, BUTTERFLY, Athens, OH, U.S. A 2012
  • The Art Life Gallery, Noida, INDIA 2012
  • The Esther Allen Greer Museum Gallery, University of Rio Grande, OH, U.S.A 2012
  • Lalit Kala Academy, MASK, INDIA / Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal INDIA 2012
  • Ohio University Art Gallery, “MAKING THINKING”, Athens, OH, U.S. A 2011
  • Trisolini Art Gallery, “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS”, Athens, OH, U.S.A. 2011
  • The Art Life gallery, “INFINITE”, Noida, INDIA 2011
  • Jakarta Gallery, 9TH INDIAN ART EXHIBITION, Jakarta, INDONESIA 2009
  • Alliance Frances, “ROMANCE WITH UMBRELLA”, New Delhi and Mumbai, INDIA 2008
  • Lalit Kala Academy, 47th NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ART, Lucknow, U.P., INDIA 2004

Fellowships and Scholarships

  • Merit based scholarship, School of Art, Texas Tech University 2022
  • Paul E. Hanna Memorial – Medici Circle Endowed Scholarship, Texas Tech University 2019-2020
  • Helen Jones Foundation Art Talent Fellowship, Texas Tech University 2016-2019
  • Received full funding from the Texas tech University for the Ph.D. 2016-2020
  • Junior Research Fellowship, by Ministry of Culture, Government of India 2014
  • Received full funding from the Ohio University for the M.F.A. 2010-2013

Referred Conference Presentations

  • Solo: Graduate Student Research Poster Competition TTU, 2020; EQRC – Las Vegas 2019, 2020
  • Panelist: Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition 2019, 2021; 10th Annual Arts & Humanities Conference, Texas Tech University, 2020

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