Saira Wasim

Saira Wasim (1975) is from Lahore, Pakistan but currently works and lives in the US. Trained as miniature painter, Wasim wittily subverts the traditional centuries old themes of miniature painting to create modern imagery that is steeped in political and cultural discourse. Some of the recurrent themes in her work are the rift between the Western culture and the Islamic world and Western cultural imperialism.