Hiba Schahbaz, untitled, Tea and watercolor on paper, 2018. Instagram: @hiba_schahbaz



Hiba Schahbaz was born in Karachi, Pakistan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She works primarily with paper, black tea, and water-based pigments. She depicts women’s bodies while referencing self-portraiture, creating a space for herself and other women to tell their stories and reclaim their histories. Since migrating to the United States, her practice has expanded from miniature painting to human-scale works on paper.

Hiba showed at four exhibitions at Twelve Gates, including a solo exhibition entitled American Beauty in 2014, and a group exhibition entitled Sheherzade’s Gift in 2016

View images for the opening of American Beauty here

View Images of the opening of Sheherzade’s Gift here


Hiba featured in the Future of Art and Style

Hiba’s self portrait Installation at the project for empty space

Hiba on Gentleness, Creative RIsks, and Failure