Artist's Bio

F. Zahra Hassan is a London based visual artist, graduated from the Royal College of Art London with Distinction and The Prince's School of Traditional Art.

She has worked as an artist, illustrator, designer and consultant for various international organisations. Zahra has undertaken many international arts and design commissions with individuals, institutions, and corporations. 

Her works are in many international private and corporate collections including the Prince of Wales. Zahra exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has shown her work in museums and galleries in the UK and abroad.

Zahra undertakes painting, illustration and surface embellishments commissions and the curators, museums, galleries and the individuals can get in touch with her directly. 

Artist's Statement

Trained as an Indian, Mughal and Persian miniature painter with a background in decorative arts of Asia and the Middle East. Zahra uses traditional methods, materials, and techniques in her work with a trans-disciplinary approach.

Most of her work embodies mystical dimensions and delves into metaphors and strong narratives that are peculiar to Asia and the Middle East.

Since her training in the 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 gilding, marbling, calligraphy and making of paper and natural colour pigments.

Her usual art practice revolves around her training in Indian, Mughal and Persian Painting techniques. From making her Wasli paper to squirrel tail hair brushes and to grinding of pigments, she prepares most of her materials by herself.

Her art practice has moved on from one level to another, where she is now experimenting with new media and cutting-edge technology (touch interactive trans-media storytelling).