KSA Presents Visiting Artist Shahzia Sikander

Artist Shahzia Sikander will give a public lecture at the Kentucky School of Art’s  849 Building on Thursday, January 31 at 6pm as part of KSA’s visiting artist program. During the lecture, Sikander will present her work, along with a special screening of her recent animated films.

About the artist:

Trained as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, and at the Rhode Island School of Design, acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander recasts the conventions of the centuries-old miniature painting tradition through a contemporary lens. Expanding the scope of miniature painting, while remaining true to certain formal elements, she investigates issues of identity, and seeks to subvert stereotypes of the East and, in particular, the Eastern Pakistani woman. Sikander works in a variety of media including watercolor, mural-scale wall paintings, multi-layered paper installations, performance, and digital animation. She has received many awards and honors for her work, including the honorary artist award from the Pakistan Ministry of Culture, the National Council of the Arts, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Most recently, she was awarded the Inaugural U.S. State Department Medal of Arts from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

For inquiry, please contact:
Skylar Smith, skylar.smith4@gmail.com

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