Artist Statement

My work is rooted in the on going explorations of Islamic art, the culture of the Middle East and Asia. I use Islam as my tool, my source and my inspiration. It connects me to my work on a spiritual level and allows me to engross myself in geometry and patterns that expand as I work.

I am inspired by sacred text from the Qur’an, Arabic calligraphy and natural forms. I was influenced by grand patterns and geometry in Islamic art, which is used to convey the infinite nature of God. The depiction of patterns through patterns, looping through one another embodies the spirituality, which lies at the heart of my work. Layers, arabesque, geometry, infinity – these are underlying themes that form the foundation of my work.

My work is a celebration of Islam and the culture of the Middle East and Asia. It exists somewhere on the edge between the contemporary and the traditional, between the flat and the three-dimensional.

Group Exhibitions

Wimbledon College of Art, UAL London 2013

Discover Islam
Kings College, London 2013

Demand for Boobs
Wimbledon College of Art, UAL London 2013

Degree Show
Wimbledon College of Arts UAL London 2013

3FF Urban Dialogues
The Red Gallery, London 2013

Living Islam
Variant Space, Lincolnshire 2014

Draw Something
The Hat Factory, Luton 2015

Cultural Bonds
Variant Space, NASH arts, Mile Ends London, 2015

Art Against the Grain ‘Decolonise not Diversify’
Birmingham Impact Hub, Birmingham, 2016

Radical Love, Female Lust
The Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross London, 2017

Creative Debuts, Meet the Artist
The Black and White Building, London 2017

An Introduction
Variant Space, The Foundry, Vauxhall, 2017

Female is Resistance
New York Street Art, New York 2017

Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Impact
Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah UAE 2017-2018

We Are Here, British BME Women
London School of Economics Library 2018

Neither Here, Nor There
Variant Space, The Foundry, Vauxhall 2018

Solo Shows

Layers Of Paradise
IHRC Gallery, London 2014

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