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Hamida Khatri

Hamida Khatri

Artist Work

KALI
2015
Fabric, thread, wire, card board, grommets, screws, polyester fiber, and wool
17 x 24 in.

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Pakistan, Hamida Khatri has had the privilege of acquiring a diverse pool of knowledge, an MBA in marketing, a BFA in sculpture and photography, and a Certificate in Humanistic Counseling from Counseling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, United Kingdom. She is a visual artist, art educator, creative arts therapist, and a community activist who graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture (Karachi, Pakistan) in 2012. Since then she has been actively involved in the realm of community, arts, and art education. She is the Founder and Director of Creative Therapy Platform—a voluntary travel-community project focused on crafting healing spaces in underrepresented areas. She is doing her post-graduation from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, United States of America) with a major in Community Arts. She has been awarded the highest scholarship by The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fellowship. More so, she has been an artist-in-residence for the Gram Art Project by Khoj International Artists’ Association–India, Uronto Residential Artist Exchange Program–Bangladesh, and International Artist Residency Program by Soch Studio–India to name a few. Furthermore, she has been the first Pakistani artist to participate in the X Edition of the Florence Biennale in October 2015. She has also worked as a project coordinator for Creativity, Culture and Education (Newcastle, United Kingdom) on projects, ‘Artists in Creative Education’ and ‘Creative Partnerships’. Her practical and professional experience focuses on a personal yet parallel journey towards community mediation with the merger of creative arts and psychotherapy. She has been active in conducting creative arts therapy workshop(s) in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, and United States of America.  As a visual artist, she mainly specializes in puppet making and large-scale graphite drawings.