"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for" – Georgia O'Keeffe

"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for" – Georgia O'Keeffe

About AZIZA 

Aziza Iqbal is an Indian visual artist, surface design and pattern specialist currently based in Doha, Qatar. 

Having taken several courses in traditional geometry with the UK-based Art of Islamic Pattern tutors, and outreach programs by the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts over the years, the foundation of her work is rooted in the harmony and symbolism of Islamic art, crafts and architecture – the perfect blend of science, aesthetics and spirituality. 

She has travelled extensively through Andalucía, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and India to study this Islamic pattern heritage, with a special focus on Mughal Architecture of the Subcontinent – a distinctive blend of the Persian artistic influence and indigenous Indian techniques and motifs. 

Working with a variety of media – traditional, sculptural and digital, she creates intricate patterns of varying styles. From geometric compositions drawn and painted using classical tools and techniques, to vibrant, contemporary digital patterns – and most recently, hand-crafted mirror work installations inspired by her love of Mughal architecture.

Some of her key projects include multimedia work for Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Capsule Arts, Qatar Museums, Katara Hospitality, DoubleTree by Hilton, Rove HotelsAlef Magazine, Brownbook Magazine, and she has also contributed to the Uncommon Dubai guide book edition. In 2017, she was commissioned by Meta/Facebook for their Artist-in-Residence Program to render a mural at their newly built Hyderabad HQ.

She conducts practical geometry workshops for beginners, and is a community class instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, teaching courses in watercolour painting and the traditional construction techniques used in Islamic geometric patterns.

Aziza has been a SELECT artist at Kulture Shop since 2014; India's premier artist collective bringing original and exclusive artwork on premium lifestyle products.


Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Group show, May 28 – October 9

Virtual Group show, October 26 – November 25

Virtual group show, 16 May – 9 June

Homerton Hospital, London
Group show, July 2 – November 4

Manifesting the Unseen
Guest Projects, London
Group show, November 23 – December 15

Aziza on Augiogyan
In conversation with Kedar Nimker on geometry and patterns

Aziza on Colour Quotient
CQ Showcase on Mirzam Chocolate Collection

For purchase enquiries / collaborations / commissions: hello@azizaiqbal.com

Wa Lillah-il Hamd