Artists in Conversation: Ambreen Butt
Enjoy a night of food, drink, and conversation with artist Ambreen Butt!
Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt (b. 1969) shares her story and discusses the artwork featured in Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words during this in-gallery program. Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, an art form used in illustrated manuscripts, Butt reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter.
Following the in-gallery talk, guests will have time to explore the galleries, speak with the artist, and enjoy food and beverages.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ambreen Butt was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and holds a BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore, and an MFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Butt lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
This focus exhibition of works on paper by Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt explores how she combines traditional, labor-intensive Persian miniature painting with an exceptional range of mark-making techniques.