Biography

I'm a Pakistani artist, community facilitator and Occupational Therapy student based in Canada and the UK. I've been scribbling, drawing and painting ever since I remember. My art is inspired by how I perceive the world as full of wonder and nuance. My illustrations have appeared in several publications across Canada, including VICE Canada, The Living Hyphen, and Existere.

I collaborate with my sister Manahil on a visual and literary arts project, Reth aur Reghistan, that explores Pakistani folklore through sculpture, poetry and stories. Find out more about the project here: https://www.sculpturalstorytelling.com/

I'm interested in the intersections of well-being and creativity. I facilitate arts-based workshops with South-Asian seniors and youth in Mississauga. I have created arts programs for neurodiverse children and adults with disabilities in Mississauga, including an interactive mural project. My latest creative interests include creating inks and dyes from foraged materials and food scraps, and making colourful smoothies.

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