Biography

Anila Quayyum Agha

Artist

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Pakistani-American artist, Anila Quayyum Agha, holds an M.F.A in Fiber Arts from the University of North Texas. Agha employs meticulous and intricate detail work in her drawings and installations. Ranging from embroidery to bead work to carved screens elaborately lit in space, Agha re-presents traditional forms of Islamic art including calligraphy and geometric pattern. In doing so, Agha incorporates culturally specific designs and motifs to explore global politics, as well as gender roles, and cultural intersections as they relate to home, place, and migration. 

Photo by Steve Prachyl