Trained as a painter and miniaturist, with a BFA from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Samar F. Zia is a practicing artist based in London. Owing to her desire to experiment with material and media she has explored unusual materials such as muslin, gauze, gel medium, cork and metal to develop her practice.
Zia finds writing inspirational and informative to her practice and goes gallery hopping often. Her aim with writing is similar to her aim with art-making; to contextualise contemporary thought-processes and critique comfort levels so as to bring about proactive change and comprehension.
Zia has exhibited widely in Pakistan and London. She writes diligently for various publications in Pakistan and one in London.