My parents emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan to Canada in the mid 70s. I was born in Nova Scotia, grew up in Ontario and received my BFA in Painting in 2017 from the Alberta University of Art in Calgary.
Currently, I am living in New York City completing my MFA Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts.
My work deals with cultural hybridity, where I manipulate and reconfigure essentialized visual tropes from Islamic South Asian and Western culture. My work expresses the liminal spaces that open up when imposed identities collide, a space where transformations and newness may occur.
Most recently, I have been focusing on assemblages and object-making, where I seek for dualities to realign, disintegrate and/or re-aggregate into a futuristic, alien form, alive and organic-seeming. Much of my work is informed by post-colonial thought, as well as the idea of play and the absurd.