Anila Quayyum Agha

Rights of Passage

2012 Exhibit Dates
Jan 10 To Jan 22

Anila Quayyum Agha works in a cross-disciplinary fashion with mixed media, creating artwork that explores and comments on global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles. As a result, her artwork is conceptually challenging, producing complicated weaves of thought, artistic action, and social experience. Her installations often incorporate thread as a drawing medium, which connects the multiple layers that result from the interaction of concept and process and bridges the gap between modern materials and the historical and traditional patterns of oppression and domestic servitude.

Anila Quayyum Agha is an assistant professor of drawing at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, where she completed her BFA in textile arts. She earned her MFA in fiber arts from the University of North Texas. Agha exhibits nationally and internationally.

Illuminated Inner Spaces 4 , 2005, mixed media on paper, 30 in. x 22 in.