Mala Iqbal, Winter Walk (Puffy Coat), paint marker on gray paper, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4” 2018 Instagram: @mala150

mALA IQBAL

Mala Iqbal was born in and currently lives in New York. She received an Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1995. Iqbal works with a wide range of visual sources, taking cues from Western landscape painting, Indian miniatures, kitsch, sci-fi book covers, graffiti, cartoons, and things in plain sight. Her practice seeks to add depth and ambiguity to otherwise one-dimensional subjects. Moreover, she strives to bring together worlds and styles that aren't supposed to meet and create a coexistence that is sincere and nuanced. In 2008, she received a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has had four solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions.

Mala showed work in a 2016 solo exhibit, Be Home Here

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New York Times Features Mala's Work in Group Installation