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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander


Although she began her artistic career studying miniature painting in Pakistan, in the years since moving to the United States Shahzia Sikander has developed a highly original artistic practice that combines her traditional training with multivalent iconography and contemporary cultural theories. Working in drawing, painting, animation, installation, film and video, and employing ideas that are often subversive and polemical in nature, Sikander creates vivid works that confront and interrogate the perceptual distances between cultures while deconstructing the genre of miniature painting itself.

Held in conjunction with the Shahzia Sikander: The Exploding Company Man and Other Abstractions exhibition in the Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery.