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Anum Zahid Rafeh graduated from the National College of Arts, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious art school, and received a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) with Distinction in 2014. Post-graduation she continued her experimentation with several creative mediums including design, teaching and performing arts to find the most natural channel for expression.

After her move to the US in late 2017, she started as the Art Director & Curator at Alhamra Art Center, New Jersey. She uses her creative skills to combine different fields of community engagement with an artistic perspective and has since curated several art shows and events to promote art, diverse cultures, and interfaith dialogue.

Anum, who grew up mostly in Pakistan, is a global citizen who has lived across the world (Europe, Asia and the US); experiencing the overt and subliminal made her realize that all humans feel the same way despite cultural differences. The disposition that makes us all the same is that we are all inherently sentient. This insight has led her to explore the relationship between the visible and the invisible.

She uses the mediums of writing, painting and drawing to find answers to questions that help fill the gaps

between the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the intangible, the subjective and the objective. A bold, vibrant color palette, imperfect spontaneous painterly strokes and words define the style of her art.

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