Nina
Ashraf
asmi

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Artist Statement:

Drawing is my meditation and my obsession, and the faces before me, my inspiration. Drawing portraits from life, I seek to depict our shared humanity. My quest is for you to have a glimpse of the soul behind the face...to go beyond differences to embrace the essence that unites us. 


Bio:

Nina is an award-wining artist whose work is featured in the publication,“Strokes of Genius”. She has been painting since childhood and has been exhibiting her work since 1991. Her work reflects the care and restraint of the East, and the abandon of Abstract Expressionism of her current home.


Recent Awards and Selected Shows: 

2017 Solo show. Village Theatre Gallery, Canton, MI
2016 Group show. Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods, MI
2016 1st place, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Juried show, Visions
2016 Ist place, Eva Briggs Award for Abstract Art, Birmingham
2016 Padtzieski Gallery, Dearborn, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Juried Show 2016 Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Students of Meighan Jackson 2016 DAM Biennial All Media Exhibition, Detroit, MI Show, Juried by Maryann Wilkinson Bloomfield Art Center, Juried Student Show
2015: 1st place Detroit Society Of Women Painters and Sculptors Juried Show, Femmes Detroit
2015 Our Town Art Show and Sale, Birmingham, MI Juried Show
2014 3rd place “Fine Arts Competition” Huron Valley Fine Arts Competition
2014 Honorable Mention “University of Michigan Fine Arts Competition”
2012 Gold Medal Award:“Our Town Art Show and Sale”, Birmingham, MI, 2011 2011 Eva Briggs Award for Abstract Painting – Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Juried Student Show.

Affiliations and Memberships:

Detroit Artist Market, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. 

“Nina’s portrait is powerful in it's expressive simplicity. She has edited the superfluous to create a work that feels timeless and packs an emotional punch.” --Vianna Szabo