Shahzia Sikander was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She studied art at the National College of Arts in Lahore, then received her MFA in 1995 from the Rhode Island School of Design.
To me, her name has a musical quality. Shahzia Sikander is an American-Pakistani artist, best known for a fusion of art cultures. Her work is described as a fusion of Middle Eastern art with traditional Indo-Persian miniature painting. Her style is referred to as Minimalist abstraction and she’s started a new art from called neo-miniature. Shahzia’s medium is watercolor, ink, gouache and gold leaf on paper.