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Nimisha Doongarwal

Nimisha is an Indian immigrant and a sociopolitical artist who moved to the US in 2007 to pursue a higher education in science. After becoming an engineer, she decided to study art history and art psychology at Stanford University in 2014, followed by an MFA from the Academy of Arts University. Nimisha’s work is inspired by her surroundings and finding her own identity as a global citizen with roots from her diverse Indian Heritage. Her work has been featured in over 32 publications and magazines, including Forbes, Maake magazine, and Art Market magazine. She has exhibited in over 80 group and solo exhibits, including the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco International Airport, UCSF Women’s Hospital, Gallery RouteOne, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo Library, Museum of Northern California, and Brown University.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 130 heart sculptures created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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2024 Hearts