“Loud Print” by Ameena Khan

“Loud Print” by Ameena Khan

"Portrait of Zahra" by Ameena Khan

“Portrait of Zahra” by Ameena Khan

Artist Statement

Stories about Muslim women are typically limited to one of two characters: an oppressed victim needing to be rescued, or the seductress hidden behind a veil of mystery. This dehumanizing oversimplification invents a vast separation between non-Muslim and Muslim women. It creates a sense of “us versus them” and relegates Muslim women to being “an OTHER” instead of just “another.”

The work I have created for “Loud Print” seeks to shrink the divide and expand the narrative by communicating some of the most intimate thoughts and feelings of Muslim women.
– Ameena Khan 

Canvas Chat

Join Ameena Khan on July 8 at 6 p.m. for a discussion about her exhibit and how she seeks to shrink the divide and expand the narrative by communication some of the most intimate thoughts and feelings of Muslim women.