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Hangama Amiri

Biography

Hangama graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA (Major in Fine Arts) in 2012, and has exhibited her paintings in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition, The Wind-Up Dolls of Kabul, was displayed at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in the fall of 2011. The paintings are psychological and social portraits of six Afghan women whom the artist met on a visit back to her homeland Kabul, Afghanistan in the year of 2010. Also two paintings from The Wind-Up Dolls series, have been selected for IV Passion for Freedom Festival London (UK), 2012. She won the 2011 Lieutenant Governor's Community Voluntarism Award and received an honourable mention for the 2008 Newcomer Achievement Award. Currently she is a Nova Scotia Culture and Heritage Grant recipient, and a Lunenburg Artist in Residence. Hangama Amiri is also a featured artist at Laurie Swim Art Gallery of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, NS.

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