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


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


New York Times Features Mala's Work in Group Installation