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Hand-signed by artist
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Crown Point Press

With Indo-Persian miniature painting forming the basis for all of her work—including her own approach to this traditional art form, as well as animation, video, photography, murals, and installation—Shahzia Sikander explores history, politics, and current events, as well as interpersonal themes. She trained under a traditional master, and went on to pioneer alternative approaches to miniature painting. “I found it ripe with potential—to change its status and its narrative and to deconstruct its stereotypes,” she writes. “I recognized…a path to expanding the medium from within, embracing the complexities of craft and rigor in order to open up possibilities for dialogue.” Among the ways she does this is by combining different religious and cultural references in her internationally acclaimed work, which was included in the 2005 Venice Biennale and the 1997 Whitney Biennial.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Shahzia Sikander | Weeping Willows, Liquid TonguesSean Kelly Gallery
2017
Mosaics and works on paperGalleria Valentina Bonomo
2016
Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of PowerAsia Society Hong Kong
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Orbit, 2012

Color direct gravure
27 × 21 1/4 in
68.6 × 54 cm
Edition of 30
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US$4,500
Location
San Francisco
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Publisher
Crown Point Press

With Indo-Persian miniature painting forming the basis for all of her work—including her own approach to this traditional art form, as well as animation, video, photography, murals, and installation—Shahzia Sikander explores history, politics, and current events, as well as interpersonal themes. She trained under a traditional master, and went on to pioneer alternative approaches to miniature painting. “I found it ripe with potential—to change its status and its narrative and to deconstruct its stereotypes,” she writes. “I recognized…a path to expanding the medium from within, embracing the complexities of craft and rigor in order to open up possibilities for dialogue.” Among the ways she does this is by combining different religious and cultural references in her internationally acclaimed work, which was included in the 2005 Venice Biennale and the 1997 Whitney Biennial.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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