Shaheer Zazai

BlackFlash Magazine’s December 2021 Issue Examines Islamic Art Traditions in Canada. In “Infinities,” guest-edited by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, artists and writers discuss the influence of Islamic visual cultures in Canadian contemporary art. Shaheer gets a nice mention and an image.

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Mavis Pusey

In 1946, eighteen-year-old Mavis Pusey moved to New York from Jamaica to study at the Traphagen School of Fashion and, later, at the Art Students League. By 1969, she had worked in London as a patternmaker for Singer for nearly a decade. She then returned to New York to work at Robert Blackburn’s printmaking workshop—an important collaborative studio where artists were encouraged to experiment and freely exchange ideas.

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