Born and raised in Karachi- Pakistan, artist Najia Omer graduated from the Indus Valley College for Arts and Architecture. Najia,her husband and their baby boy immigrated to the United States in 2014 and chose the beautiful PNW to be their home.
Najia’s work is deeply personal and evocative of the struggle faced by thousands of Americans over time. Like so many ‘newcomers’ before her, Najia finds herself exploring the enigmatic concept of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ as it relates to letting go of her roots to ‘fit in’, while simultaneously struggling to hold on to the influences that shaped her as a woman.
Najia currently lives and practices in Maple Valley, WA
SELECTIVE ART EXHIBITIONS
Mercer Island Community Center, Mercer Island, WA, 2018
Renegade Red studio and gallery, Hoquiam, WA, 2017
Sammamish Art Fair, Sammamish WA, 2015-2017
Home, group show, Seattle WA, 2015
Fresh, group show, Gulgee gallery,Karachi Pakistan, 2013
Group shows, Pakistan, 2006-2013
Participated in numerous group and two person Exhibitions in prestigious galleries across Pakistan. Some of the galleries included are: Khaas gallery, Poppyseed gallery, Warehouse, V.M Art Gallery, Rohtas gallery, Granduer, Alliance Francaise, Commnune, Gulmohar.