Shabana Kauser creates contemporary realistic oil paintings and mixed media that are influenced by her shared experiences as the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, and as an immigrant to the United States. Her paintings of South Asian women explore memories of cultural, social, and economic transition. The traditional ‘Dupatta’ (scarf) can be seen throughout her work.
Shabana was born and lived in the UK for over 25 years. She lived in Central London, where she achieved her degrees, a BSc in Business IT and a MSc in Information Management. She worked in the corporate world before her husband was presented with a work opportunity in the US. In 2008, Shabana moved from Central London UK, to the US, and settled in Fayetteville Arkansas. Through the frustrating immigration laws, and while being unable to legally work for 7 years, she discovered her love for creating. This journey opened up a new way to connect with people and share her story.
In 2017 she formally introduced her work and enjoyed her very first Exhibit. Shabana has now achieved successful Gallery Exhibits throughout the US. Some of her notable exhibits include 21c Museum, a solo exhibit at Baker University in Kansas, and Argenta Gallery in Little Rock AR, and Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, AR. She was also contracted by Crystal Bridges Museum to provide a studio demonstration. In 2023 she was first selected to participate at The Other Art Fair in Dallas, and in partnership with Saatchi art. Shabana attended the University of Arts London, St. Martin’s College in the UK, and also completed the Artist Inc program that is organized by the Mid-American Arts Alliance. She was awarded the Arkansas ‘2023 Individual Artist Fellowship Award’ and completed an Artist residency at The Medium in Springdale, AR.
Shabana has been featured in a number of press releases. Some notable ones include Northwest AR Alive (Emmy nominated ABC TV series) where she had a solo interview, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, Arkansas Times, KUAF Radio, CitiScapes Magazine, Fox/KNWA News, Seema Network located in India and New Jersey, and Studio Visit Magazine where she was featured on the cover. Stay up to date with all the latest news and connect on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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