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Drawing and Painting

“The perspective of indigo travelling across the world and ending up in Toronto is fascinating. This captivating exploration continued as I started questioning the notion of migration, adaption and roots while wondering about human life experiences with similar encounter and investigate the historical narration.”

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Atkiya Raisa is a Bangladeshi artist who is intrigued by the process of mark making. Thinking of art as a process based work and building on various aspect of life, culture and experiences. She approaches traditional painting from a contemporary context with oil and acrylic media. Using natural dye and textiles she explores the boundaries of art.Since childhood she has always been keen towards artistic exploration and finally being able to choose a creative path was a dream come true. Learning something new, the process that goes in between the idea and the final piece, the challenges that comes with it, and solving it what excites her. Talking about her cultural identity, surreal and emotional responses are often themes of her work.
Brac University
Bachelor of Laws
Major In progress
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2023
Dhaka City College
Business Studies
Minor Completed, 2017

Curation Peer engagement Traditional Painting

2023, Seeds of Saffron
Ada Slaight Gallery
2022, Decolonizing Art: From turtle island to the island of Bahamas
Ada Slaight Gallery
2022, Decolonizing Art
Project ICE, Bahamas
2022, Gathering Divergence
2022, Awenda Inspired
Awenda Park
2021, CGAC Workshop
2019, BracU cultural Club
Dhaka, Bangladesh