Nilisha Phad, a distinguished young artist based in Mumbai, creates her artwork on linen canvases using oil paints. She is known for her unique portrayal of subjects, particularly the human body, which she depicts in its purest form. Phad holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Mumbai, with a specialization in portraiture.
She has received numerous scholarships and grants, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (Canada) in 2021 and the Shrishti AIF Grant in 2020. Her accolades include the Sri. Ghurpattar Award, the Best Entry (Painting) at the 'In State of Nature-Nude' Online Exhibit, and the Art Beats Award of the Year 2020-21.
Phad's work has been showcased in various group shows and collections, such as 'THE FEMININE SYMPOSIUM' at Jehangir Art Gallery in 2022 and 'DEVI DASHBHUJA' - an online Indian Contemporary Women Art Exhibition in 2021. Her dedication to the art world is evident in her numerous awards and collections.