In Your Mercy, I Seek Relief, 2021, Graphite on paper, 51 x 51 inches

This week we welcome Sanié Bokhari, an artist living and working in New York City, born in Lahore, Pakistan. Bokhari earned a fine arts degree from the National College of Arts in Lahore, where she also taught for two years.

We’re Together Dead and Lonely, 2016, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Bokhari moved to the United States for an MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in New York.

Ancestral mothership, 2021, Graphite on paper, 53 x 51 inches

She works in a range of mediums, including painting, drawing and sculpture. Bokhari’s objective is to explore, understand and process the experience of a transnational woman, marked by the history of colonial rule, while grappling with the inherent racism that exists in American culture.

The Infrared in Your Head, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

See more of Bokhari’s work on her website and instagram.

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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