Based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Hiba Schahbaz creates delicate, vibrant works which combine ancient Indo-Persian miniature painting techniques with a contemporary, female-centric perspective.
In her words:
I use the female figure to unfold a narrative that transcends cultural and political boundaries. I tell my own story while heavily embellishing it with imagination and metaphor. And although the protagonist in the work is me, she also carries a dual, existential meaning. I often use the female form as a tool, portraying thoughts and concerns from socio-cultural and political realms.
Hiba trained in miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, received her MFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and is a teaching artist at the Art Students League of New York.