Sumaira Tazeen is a Canadian visual artist, educator and curator of Pakistani origin. She received her BFA in Miniature painting and Sculpture from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1996. Since then, her work has been exhibited in established group and solo exhibitions across South Asia, the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, and has been presented to such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Rania of Jordan. Tazeen is the recipient of a number of awards including the Haji Mohammad Sharif Award for Miniature Painting, the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship, the Department for International Development Scholarship Award and Ontario Arts Council’s grant for Emerging Artists.
Sumaira continues to practice art, education, and curating in Canada and was 2018 Artist in Residence for the City of Kitchener. She has shown in prestigious public art galleries like Art Gallery of Mississauga, curated an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum on South Asian heritage day, and conducted specialized art workshops at Aga Khan Museum, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, and University of Waterloo. Her work is included in international public and private art collections.