Born to a Filipino mother and Pakistani father, I spent my childhood navigating two distinct cultural identities.
I graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2013 with a Distinction in Fine Art, presenting an interdisciplinary thesis project in painting, video installation, and photography.
I also attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and travelled the American Mid-West as a Fulbright Scholar.
I now live in Houston, Texas after graduating from the University of Houston's MFA program under the tutorship of contemporary artists Aaron Parazette, Gael Stack, Rachel Hecker and Michael Ray Charles. I am interested in creating a dialogue between identity and representation within the history of painting. Often I co-opt visual cues from historical paintings to express personal mythologies.