Humaira Abid - Searching for Home
Searching for Home is Humaira Abid’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Abid is known for her bold, symbolically rich, and precisely realized wood sculptures and miniature paintings. Her work is at turns humorous and ironic, while her themes are timeless. Abid tackles cultural norms, gender roles, and relationships in both her native Pakistan and adopted home of the United States. Searching for Home is a site-specific installation featuring personal narratives, stories, and portraits of refugees in the Pacific Northwest, and socio-cultural themes of immigration, women, and families.
About the Artist:
Seattle-based artist Humaira Abid received her BFA in Sculpture and a double minor in Miniature Painting from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2000. Abid’s masterful works have been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums in Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Mauritius, Nepal, Kenya, Dubai, Bolivia, German, Russia, UK, and the United States. She has been published in books, catalogues, and newspapers internationally and has received many prestigious awards and grants including two from Artist Trust: the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2015 and Artist Trust ‘s Innovator Award Finalist in 2017. Her work has been reviewed by the Seattle Times, the Stranger, KUOW Public Radio, the Seattle Weekly, and the Huffington Post. She has appeared in the Stranger’s Arts & Performances Quarterly magazine, Sculptural Pursuit, American art collector magazine, and in-flight magazine of AIR INDIA. The KCTS9 branch of PBS produced a documentary on Abid’s work which was nominated for a NW Emmy Award.
Date: September 29, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Free - Members And Children under age 6
$5 - Teens (with Teen Tix)
$10 - Student/Seniors/Military (ID required)
$12 - Adults
$30 - Family
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