Zina Al Shukri

Work

Zina Al-Shukri / Untitled 3 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 8 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 7 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 1 / 2012 / ink on paper / 7.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 9 / 2011 / ink on cardboard / 6.5 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 16 / 2013 / ink on paper / 9 x 12 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 20 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 9 x 12 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 7 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 19 / 2008 / ink on cardboard / 11.5 x 8 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 30 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 7 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 1 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 6 / 2013 / ink on paper / 12 x 9 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 11 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 12 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 28 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 31 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 13 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 12 x 9 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 5 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 14 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 12 x 9 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 25 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 23 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 22 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 4 / 2013 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 29 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 7 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 26 / 2013 / ink on cardboard / 6.5 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 18 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 12 x 10 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 32 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 7 x 10.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 24 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 7 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 17 / 2012 / ink on paper / 12 x 9 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 26 / 2012 / ink on paper / 10 x 12 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 10 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Zina Al Shukri / Untitled 21 / 2012 / ink on cardboard / 7 x 10.5 inches

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

BIO

We’ve just received a trove of small studies from Zina Al-Shukri. Composed on cardboard backings from her children’s comic books, the drawings comprise a diary of interior meanderings, dating from 2012. 

In her first exhibition at PSG in 2011, Zina presented a series of gouache and charcoal portrait dyptych’s she painted while teaching in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Her young female Turkish students, ages 15 – 19, posed for two portraits, 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 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.

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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