I’m happy to be a part of this exhibition featuring art, music, writing, performance and more by artists from Afghanistan and the diaspora. “The exhibit, which runs until January 12, 2020, is designed to shift the conversation on Afghanistan and its diaspora, to focus on people’s everyday lived experience of extraordinary historical events. We at AAAWA […]
Wrapped up a class at Parsons School of Design called Chapbooks and Writing. It was an amazing experience–a constant exchange of creativity and knowledge. I invited poets to talk about their process in collecting a body of work. Sahar Muradi introduced her chapbook Gates and taught the ghazal poetic form. Candace Williams read from her chapbook […]
Sahar Muradi and I’s collaborative prints will be exhibited at Bethany Arts Community. The exhibit will run from May 12 through June 10, 2018. “Salaam Alaikum” is a series of monotypes drawing lines from Muradi’s eponymous poem, which is concerned with how daily greetings take on new tenor in times of war. Here, greetings in […]
These prints were produced for the Red Eye | Black Tie event at Amherst College. I was invited to make prints for the Queer Resource Center (QRC). After talking with the students at QRC I realized they should participate in making prints for their center. The term queer is slightly different for each person who […]
Visual Poetry Tent at Emily Dickinson’s 🏠 Part of Of Soil and Tongues Some say goodnight—at night— 1739 Some say goodnight—at night— I say goodnight by day— Good-bye—the Going utter me— Goodnight, I still reply— For parting, that is night, And presence, simply dawn— Itself, the purple on the height Denominated morn.
I will be on a panel with Sahar Muradi at Hampshire College Art Gallery on Friday, September 15th. We will talk about our collaboration visualizing her poems. And I will be teaching a printmaking workshop on Saturday, September 16th. All part of the Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon. Come experience poetry!
My prints are featured at City Lore Gallery, part of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World. The exhibition highlights the poetic traditions from four major language areas — Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu — and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the United States.
In November 2015, I was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico. I lived, worked and explored with four talented women artists. I screen printed my latest word on fabric purchased at the bustling town square–zócalo. Emily Millichip made two shirts from the printed fabric.
Screenprint on kozo paper. 2014