Visual Artist | Educator | Researcher | Art Writer

Trained as an Indian, Mughal and Persian miniature painter with a strong background in South Asian and Middle Eastern Art. Fatima Zahra Hassan uses traditional methods, materials and techniques. Most of her work embodies mystical dimensions and delves into metaphors and strong narratives that are peculiar to Middle East and South Asia. Since her training in UK was in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts, where she was taught a great deal of other World's great art traditions including Icon Painting, Italian renaissance painting techniques along with Geometry, Islimi/Arabesque Design, Gilding, Marbling, Calligraphy and making of paper and natural colour pigments. Her usual art practice revolves around her traditional training in Indian, Mughal and Persian Painting techniques. From making her own wasli paper to squirrel tail hairbrush and to grinding of pigments, she prepares most of her materials by herself. As a visual art practitioner, she believes in trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Currently, she is researching and experimenting with technology and new media in her art practice.