Biography

Nimra is a Pakistani-Canadian artist and therapist based in Mississauga. Her inspiration manifests from dreams, hikes, and through the study of cognition and eastern philosophy. Her surreal style explores themes including identity, consciousness, feminism, and displacement.

Her visual art has appeared as cover art and internal illustration in Existere, Nuance Magazine, untethered, In/Words Magazine, and other publications. She has displayed her work at the Anticafé (Montreal), the Fridge Door Gallery (Montreal) and Slackline (Toronto) among other places.

She currently works as a Developmental Therapist with children with autism using the DIR Floortime© model, integrating her interests in well-being and creative expression. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University.

She has facilitated community arts projects, including an Interactive Mural created by adults with disabilities at DEEN Support Services, displayed at the Mississauga Central Library. She was involved in co-founding and developing the Yellow Door Art Hive from 2015-17, a creative hub for youth in Montreal. Ongoing projects she is involved in include Backyard Worlds, a collaborative miniature sculpture series, and Diarios del Rio, an experimental film project.

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