- City, State: DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA
- Geographic Location: North America
Sophia Sattar was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She graduated in 1995 from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, receiving her bachelors in Fine Arts in painting and a minor in printmaking. Sophia worked as an art teacher at her college and exhibited at Frere Hall, Karachi, with other women artists. She worked as a theater actor, with Tehreek-e-Niswan ( woman's forum) projecting issues concerning women of her country.
Today she is a wife and a mother. She is currently pursuing her double MFA in abstract painting and printmaking at the Academy of Art University with an expected graduating date of 2013. She is an instructor of art at a local school and is a member of Alamo Danville Arts Society. She hopes to work in the art world as an ambassador for her community and to bring goodwill.
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Te purpose of my art is to bring people together. Open dialogue about my culture and community with the western
world. Engage society with Muslim identity dealing with the hybridity of living in America. My art ,serving as a
contemporary extension of this traditional art form referencing a multitude of issues—religious, social, political and
personal. My deep concern is to change the negative stereotype that inundates Islam.
I'm passionate about:
TO BRING CHANGE IN THE WESTERN WORLD CONCERNING MUSLIMS.
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