Textile artist Anila Quayyum Aghas exhibition Wound-Wound on display at Day Gallery at USD
Agha is assistant professor of drawing at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Lahore, Pakistan and completed her B.F.A. in textile arts at the National College of Arts and her M.F.A. in fiber arts at the University of North Texas. Agha’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 10 solo shows and 40 group shows. In “Wound-Wound,” several new pieces are featured by Agha, who is known for her multi-media works that incorporate textiles, wax, drawing, and printmaking techniques. In her piece, “A Flood of Tears,” Agha addresses the 2010 Pakistani floods that impacted 20 million people. Agha looks to the use of textiles, embroidery, and patterns as a means to explore violence, death, and femininity in Pakistani culture.
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