|Anila Agha working in her studio on Indianapolis near east side. |
She works with paper, wood and wax to create interesting shapes and pattern.
Mel Jolliff, director of the Indiana Interchurch Center recounted that when A&O invited her to show during a 2013 invitational of artists under the theme "Religious Risk," she was reluctant. Her small version of intersections however was one of the most memorable parts of the group show featuring forty local artists. "Religion is not her style," said another artist participating in the show, "but she does religion so very well." Below is a sampling of some of interviews during the past year:
|Anila Agah (third from right) with other Indiana artists in the 2013 invitational|
|The object in the Basile Gallery is a smaller version of the larger design.|
|"Intersections" at ArtPrize 2014. Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Art Museum|
|Anila Quayyum Agha / Intersections, detail / Courtesy of the Artist|
|Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan photo credit: AISA, Archivo Iconográfico, Barcelona, España|
|"My Forked Tongue" by Anila Agha|
Anila Quayyum Agha was also honored this past year as one of 40 Creative Renewal Arts Fellows by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and she exhibited at the Arts Council in April with an installation show titled "Quicksand: Landscape of the Feminine: New Work by Anila Quayyum Agha." For more on Agha, we recommend visiting her squarespace page.