About the Artist

Azzah Sultan received her BFA from Parsons School of Design and her MFA at Washington State University. Born in Abu Dhabi, Azzah is a Malaysian native who grew up in Malaysia, Saudi, Finland, Bahrain and has spent six years living in America working on her artistic practice. Currently Azzah is based in New York City. She has exhibited her work at The New School, Parsons Paris Gallery, S.A.D. Gallery, The Bushwick Collective, BUFU Studios, The Ely Center, Sotheby’s Institute, Blackfish Gallery, Chase Gallery, Terrain 12, KMAC Gallery and was a panelist for Muslim Women Reclaim Their Identities at Amherst College, MA and a guest lecturer at Chautauqua Institution, NY. Before starting her masters she worked as a graphic designer at the Islamic Art Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently the Artistic Director at Raise Karma. Her work strives to transcend the fallacy that Muslim women are oppressed by the nature of their religious customs. Her work also speaks on the issues about navigating her identity through culture and immigration.