Ambreen Butt Exhibiting Artist Talk

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

Artist Ambreen Butt, whose work is currently on display in The Gallery at UTA through April 3, will give a gallery talk about her work on Wednesday, March 31 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. The talk will be live streamed on YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/74FQQy39F0Q

The artist, who was trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, creates painted and collaged works on paper and large-scale resin installations that reference the aesthetics of sacred geometries and Islamic ornamentation to ruminate on challenging 21st century moral questions. In her works she addresses themes such as contemporary global politics, female identity, and living as a Muslim in the United States. Often using text-based source materials that include the names of children who lost their lives to war, transcripts from terrorism trials, and quotations from news media, she says that her works do not offer answers, but exist as laborious meditations on humanity.

Ambreen Butt received her BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan and her MFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions throughout the United States and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Her work also has been collected by numerous public institutions including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S. Art in Embassies, Islamabad, Pakistan, among others. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco.