Zina Al Shukri

Work

Zina Al-Shukri / Gushing with Confidence / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / You have grown on me or Nerd flirt / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Alternative Points of Intrigue / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Everyone’s Best Friend / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Life is Harder on the Inside / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / No Silence When the Time is Right / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Please Flee the Nest / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Solid as a Rock / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Teacher’s Pet / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

Zina Al-Shukri / Would Rather Study than Eat / 2011/ gouache and charcoal on paper / 30 x 22 inches

BIO

Zina Al Shukri was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1978. She moved with her parents to the United States when she was 5 years of age. Al-Shukri received her BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and attended the California College of the Arts, receiving her MFA in 2009. In her first exhibition at PSG, Zina Al- Shukri presented The Long Brevity, gouache, and charcoal portraits.

While teaching in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 2011.  Zina Al-Shukri created portraits of her young female Turkish students, ages 15 – 19. Two portraits were composed of each girl, one with a hair covering called a Hijab (Arabic), or Eşarp (Turkish), and another without. Al-Shukri’s portraits deftly juxtapose secular and traditional identity, creating an interplay of bi-cultural dichotomies.

Zina Al-Shukri is an emerging artist whose exhibition history includes Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and Pulliam Deffenbach Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

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