Dr. Nafisa Sayed

President Brampton Chapter

Dr. Nafisa Sayed is a visual artist, art historian, author and educator based in Toronto/Brampton with 7 years of experience in pastels, Charcoal, acrylic, watercolour. She has a doctorate degree in History of Art with specialization in Decorative and Architectural Elements of the Regional Architecture in Madhya Pradesh (a state in India) during the 14th -16th century. “Her subject matter is nature, whether it is a traditional landscape or a bird and flower painting. She uses a colourful palette, to capture movement and life — making the brush dance and the colours sing. Everything is captured in the spontaneous dance and movement of the brush as it foretells a story. The story of the artist and the world around her.”. She has exhibited globally in group exhibitions in India, UAE, US, Canada, Lebanon, Brussels, Turkey, France, Russia, Singapore and Ukraine. She has also authored a book “Mughal Jewellery: An Insight to the Jewellery under the Mughals”. She also has research papers to her credit including “The Hand of Hamsa: Interpretations Across the Globe”, IISTE, 2016. She has been awarded Ratan-e-Hind Award for Excellence in Abstract Art, Delhi, India. Professionally, Nafisa has been employed in a spectrum of fields including editorial team in Delhi Art Gallery, Europa (Taylor and Francis), content development. She also worked as a Subject Coordinator and faculty team Social Studies Department in India and in Dubai.

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