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.