Mala Iqbal, Waiting for the 1 Train, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 45″x57″

This week we welcome Mala Iqbal. Iqbal was born in the Bronx in 1973 and grew up in a household where three cultures and four languages intersected.

Her most recent solo show was at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana (2018). Other solo shows were at Ulterior Gallery, Bellwether Gallery and PPOW in New York, Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelphia, and Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in group shows throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Europe and India. Her work has been reviewed in various publications including the New York Times, the Village Voice and the New Yorker.

Mala Iqbal, Long Ride, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″

Iqbal has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship in Painting in 2008.

Iqbal lives and works in New York City. Visit her website, or follow her on Instagram to see more of her work.

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Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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