My works examine women's roles and relationship's, encouraging discussion around multiculturalism and questions political stereotypes. My women are colorful, vibrant, inclusive, I do not segregate women it is about inclusivity and celebration of diversity. I was born in London, England and moved to WA in 2007. My heritage is rich from growing with my family who are from East Africa and lineage that traces back to Gujrat India. This eclectic diaspora fuels my practice to uplift the voices that have been left unheard. My works are often a direct response to socio political injustices regarding women and the BIPOC community. I have adopted the star symbol to emphasize the rejection of patriarchy and as a form of self-empowerment.
Pussy Illuminati - Series, Pride/Sensual/Transformation, 2022, Acrylic and Gold Leaf, 20" x 20" x 0.5" (round)
This series of work focuses on empowerment and celebration of women's bodies and to demystify the stereotypical response to the female anatomy that has birthed generation after generation.
Shima Star, is a first generation British Born artist, that now lives in Washington State. Shima completed her BA at the London Institutes of Arts earning a distinction in screen printing and surface decoration.
Shima has exhibited at Seattle Armory, Rutgers University and recently a solo show with Seattle deconstructed Art Fair. Having recently won several awards for public art project's. Her works are held in public collections and institutions.