Bagh-o-Bahar: Let The Flowers Bloom
Exhibition: February 4 through to April 24, 2022
Bagh-o-Bahar: Let The Flowers Bloom showcases a new body of work by Sumaira Tazeen that investigates the conceptual discourse of how traumatic events disrupt constructs of identity. Using irises as a symbol of hope, Tazeen reflects on her personal experiences and healing after living through the challenges of an unsuccessful marriage and domestic abuse.
Sumaira Tazeen is a Canadian visual artist, educator, and curator of Pakistani origin. She received her BFA in Miniature painting and Sculpture from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1996. Since then, her work has been exhibited in established group and solo exhibitions across South Asia, the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been presented to such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Rania of Jordan. Tazeen is the recipient of a number of awards including the Haji Muhammud Sharif Award for Miniature Painting (1996), the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship (2004), the Department for International Development Scholarship Award (2003-2004) and Ontario Arts Council’s grant for Emerging Artists (2014, 2016).
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