Fouzia Zafar

Statement

Fouzia’s work incorporates paint, print and video on themes such as the strangeness of memory, family histories, migration and absence. Her figureless interiors and looming objects create a nostalgic ghostly atmosphere and point to traces of humanity.

She describes play as a key concept of her work. Play encompasses repeatedly finding, composing and constructing new tools and processes to explore objects’ history, surfaces, and qualities, whilst also constructing new narratives. Her work flickers between reality and fiction and use of pictorial language and processes.

In 2013 Fouzia completed her MA in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School with distinction. Upon graduating she received the Gwen May Student Award, from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and became an associate member of the society. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Clifford Chance Postgraduate Printmaking Award. Recent exhibitions include: The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, The London Print Studio & Bainbridge Open. Fouzia was born in Glasgow but is currently based in London.

Links

www.fouziazafar.com
www.re-printmakers.com/studentelections
www.cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk/shows/

Contact: fouziazafar21@gmail.com

Exhibitions

2014 Bainbridge Open 2014 Embassy Tea Gallery, London
2014 The London Original Print Fair The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 MA & Other Postgraduates Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2013 ‘Play’ London Print Studio
2012-2013 MA Degree & Interim Show City and Guilds of London Art School
2013 The London Original Print Fair The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012 Postgraduate Printmaking in London Clifford Chance, London
2012 Recent Graduates Chance Gallery, London
2012 The London Original Print Fair The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2011 Diploma Group Show Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2011 Group Show Putney School of Art, London

Awards, Memberships & Publications

2013 Gwen May RE Student Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printers, London
2012 Shortlisted for Clifford Chance Postgraduate Printmaking in London Prize
2013-2015 Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmaker
2014 Printmaking Today: Volume 23, 2014, Issue 1, Spring

Education
2011 – 2013 City and Guilds of London Art School MA Fine Art (Distinction)
2009 – 2011 Putney School of Art, London Diploma Fine Art
1998 – 2002 London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Fashion Studies
1995 – 1996 University of London, Goldsmiths’ College PGCE
1991 – 1994 Glasgow University, Glasgow School of Art B. Arch