Heartwood: The Art of Humaira Abid

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Produced by Laila Kazmi, this story was nominated for 2015 Northwest Emmy Awards.

In 2014, I got to know a remarkable Pakistani-American artist living in Seattle. After reading about her work in a local magazine, I went to meet her and see her work. I found her work to be courageous, created with genuine hard work, rooted in her experience as a woman, and challenging the intercultural, societal norms about what women are supposed to feel and what women are supposed to talk about or not talk about. I went on to produce a short documentary on her, teaming up with a couple of colleagues.

The artist is Humaira Abid and I am so excited for her first American solo exhibit which opened just opened at the prestigious Bellevue Arts Museum. Congratulations, Humaira!

Our short documentary about her work was nominated for a 2015 NW Emmy® Award. The short aired on Seattle’s PBS television station KCTS 9 as part of the arts and culture show PIE. It also streamed on PBS NewsHour and screened at Tasveer’s South Asian International Documentary festival and the Portland Film Festival.

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Sculpture by Pakistani-American artist Humaira Abid.

Humaira Abid’s solo exhibit featuring her new work is on display at BAM from now till March 2018.