Artist Portfolio

Artist Statement

My autobiographical work is a narration of the mental state of survivors healing from developmental trauma, and PTSD after sexual assault, domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse. It shows various expectations of these struggles including an emotional and mental journey of healing, ghastly realities of mental illnesses, generational patterns of trauma, suppression of the survivors, social stigmas attached, and personal dealings with others while living in a conventional society. Living with mental illness and condemning sexual assaults are taboo worldwide for women. The provocative approach of my work addresses the aftermath of trauma which stays in the cognitive consciousness of survivors’ minds. It has an element of emotional aggression depicting those who have been through such occurrences in their lives.

‘Tell me how to heal’ | 2022 | Acrylics on canvas | 36”
‘Tell me how to heal 2’ | 2022 | Acrylics on canvas | 48×48 inches
‘His shame on her I’ 2018 | acrylics on canvas | 46×46 inches
His shame on her II ‘ 2018 | acrylics on canvas | 36X24 inches
His shame on her III’ 2018 | acrylics on canvas | 24×36 inches
‘Smile Please 1’ | 2018 | Acrylics on canvas | 18×12 inches
‘Smile Please 2’ | 2018 | Acrylics on canvas | 18×12 inches each
‘Smile Please 3’ | 2018 | Acrylics on canvas | 18×12 inches each
‘Smile Please 4’ | 2018 | Acrylics on canvas | 18×12 inches each
‘Smile Please 5’ | 2018 | Acrylics on canvas | 18×12 inches each

With Love from Mehreen’ 2015 | acrylics on canvas | 12×18 inches

Kite flying Project in Vlissingen, The Netherlands by Hans Overvliet, Ruimte Ceasuur –

In the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, Overvliet asked twenty artists from home and abroad to create a work of art on a hexagonal sheet of Japanese paper that could be converted into a kite. The resulting kites were launched on the beach of Vlissingen on October 20, 2018. The artist wanted to recall the fact that in 2011, the Guinness record for the largest number of simultaneously launched kites was broken by children from the Gaza Strip: 12,350 kites stayed in the air for the required 30 seconds at a time.
My work was connected to the horrors of rape in relation with every warfare.

It bleeds 1 ‘ 2018 | acrylics on kite paper
It bleeds 2 ‘ 2018 | acrylics on kite paper
It bleeds 3 ‘ 2018 | acrylics on kite paper

‘Who will attend my funeral? ‘ 2017 | Interactive installation | Text written on these post cards is collected from survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Taaruf (Introduction) ‘ 2016 | acrylics and pen on paper | 12×18 inches
She with one of him I ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 24×36 inches
She with one of him II ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 24×36 inches
She with one of him III ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 24×36 inches
She with herself ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 24×36 inches
Madar Padar Azad ‘ 2012 | acrylics and ink on canvas paper | 12×28 inches
She I ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 12X12 inches
She II ‘ 2013 | Acrylics on canvas | 12X12 inches
Share her pain’ 2015 | interactive installation | Post cards

Untitled ‘ 2016 | acrylics on canvas | 12×11 inches
Blue trauma’ 2012 | acrylics on Plexi glass| 18×24 inches
Red trauma’ 2012 | acrylics on Plexi glass| 18×24 inches
Untitled’ 2009 | acrylics on Plexi glass | 18×24 inches
Rush hour 1 ‘ 2010 | acrylics on Plexiglass | 24 x 36 inches
Rush hour 2 ‘ 2009 | acrylics on canvas | 12 x 14 inches

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