I am a visual artist and a story teller currently based in Doha, Qatar. My work is inspired by and grows out of human interaction and the urban culture. As an expat, Qatar is the third country of residence for me. This makes it the fourth country I call home.
My creative practice takes inspiration from the places and people I engage with . I am fascinated by the human factor and similarities between us that bypass all cultural, social and geographic boundaries. It is this universal ethos and identity that I wish to explore through my work.
...Mariam's Art work portrays the exuberance and energy of Karachi. It is light hearted and crazy work in which she has highlighted the fact that in spite of living in a city marked by some paranoia, the inhabitants have come to terms with unpredictability of Karachi.
Newsline, Islamabad, April 2008. By Shahina Maqbool
During the time she worked for us, I found Mariam to be a dedicateHead of Department, Visual Studies , University of Karachid and innovative teacher. Among her many strengths, I find her great interpersonal and communication skills worth mentioning.
Ms. Durriya Kazi, Chairperson Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi.