Fatal if Absorbed
Artist: Tazeen Qayuum, 2009
Size: 16 x 16 inches with black frame
Medium: Opaque watercolor and entomology pins on wasli (prepared archival paper)
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Tazeen Qayyum (she/her) is a Pakistani-Canadian, multidisciplinary artist. Trained as a miniature painter of South Asian and Persian traditions, Qayyum continues to explore new materials and processes through drawing, installation, sculpture, video and performance. Drawing from complex issues of belonging and displacement within a socio-political context, her art is a way for her to navigate identity and beliefs living in the diaspora. Qayyum’s work has been exhibited across the world and is included in the collections of the TD Canada Trust Permanent Collection, Toronto; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Welt Museum, Vienna; Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pengzhou, China; Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto; National Gallery of Amman, Jordan; and National Art Gallery, Nepal. Qayyum received her BFA in Visual Arts from the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan, 1996 and currently lives and works in Oakville, Canada.