an exploration of the use of ornamental motifs in contemporary art. and any other subject i may choose from time to time to blog about
Sunday, August 29, 2010
woulda coulda shoulda
Shahzia Sikander received formal training in the tradtion of Persian minature painting in her native Pakistan. She was in Houston in the early ninties as a Glassel Core Fellow and showed in Houston galleries. She showed small works on paper as well as large site-specific wall installations. One of several of my regrets is not acquiring one of her small paintings. Since then she has gained impressive international prominence.
her work draws on imagery from both the Persian and Mughal, Islamic and Hindu traditions. In 2006 she was the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant.