Artist of the Day- Shahzia Sikander ( click on image to see more!)

Shahzia Sikander

A Pakistani artist, Sikander studied miniature painting in her home country of Pakistan and then continued in graduate school at RISD. She stayed in the U.S because she felt Pakistan’s social structure was becoming more and more restrictive. While she continues to work in the tradition of her home land she has developed a narrative that reflects her life here in the US. She works both small and sometimes abstractly and also does large installation pieces. There is a delicacy about her work and a freshness of color…that is so beautiful.