Hiba Schahbaz is a Brooklyn-based artist who trained in miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan and received an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in New York City. In addition to exhibiting her work internationally in galleries and fairs including the Vienna Art Fair and Spring Break Art Show in NYC, Hiba has curated exhibitions of miniature paintings in Pakistan and India. She was an artist-in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and The Wassaic Project and has taught miniature painting as part of the Alfred Z. Solomon Residency at the Tang Museum. She is a artist instructor at the Art Students League of New York and is represented by Thierry Goldberg Gallery in NY.
She has an upcoming exhibition, “ Reclaimed Baggage” at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum as well as several group exhibtions.
Brian stopped by Hiba’s studio in Bushwick and they spoke about her days making paintings in Pakistan, her time as a student at Pratt, music in the studio, finding quiet headspace and much more.