Drawing on her early years in Sri Lanka, Nadia Haji Omar creates works that are intensively affective. The study of emotion, loss, and despair through color allows her to explore the spiritualism of her hometown and the ancient history that she feels magnetically pulled toward. Her work has been exhibited at Kristen Lorello, New York; “The Last Brucennial” of the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York; and Saskia Fernando Gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Kristen Lorello, New York.
About Nadia Haji Omar
Nadia Haji Omar is a multimedia artist who explores issues related to the human mind, body, and environment. She often combines the practices of painting, drawing, and photography, making marks and paintings on top of photographic prints. Her work investigates sociopolitical subjects and visually addresses philosophical and physiological challenges of the human condition. Haji Omar is of Syrian, Indian, and Sri Lankan descent, with degrees from Bard College and the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in New York City.