Fawzia Khan is a Pakistani-American artist, born in Nigeria, who immigrated to the United States as a child. She was a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist who took an extended break from medicine after giving birth. She returned to school to train in the visual arts, graduating with a BFA from the University of Minnesota in 2005.
Her work blends contemporary western art practices with elements of her heritage to examine themes of identity and social justice. Never content unless learning new skills, she uses a variety of media including cast bronze, plastic bags, and fabric to name a few.
She is currently screenprinting henna designs on textiles to create utilitarian pieces. One of her designs was recently accepted for a public art project in Hopkins, Minnesota.