About ST Studio:
ST Studio is a platform for creative and artistic souls. Our art objects and tailored art classes provide a wonderful opportunity to cherish art, uplift your spirits, and fulfill your creative and artistic needs.
Our paintings and objects are inspired by the unique style and technique of South Asian miniature painting. It brings to you great investment pieces with both creative, and conceptual flair by the established name of artist Sumaira Tazeen.
Her art is thought-provoking as well as pleasing to the eyes with its vibrant palette, symbolism, and choice of subjects. Moving forward in her career, the artist is now utilizing online tools and platforms to make her art more accessible to people who want to make her art part of their homes and collections.
ST Studio provides not only unique art to adorn your surroundings, it also provides artist training and skill-building solutions in the arts.
With Sumaira Tazeen's extensive and profound background as an art professor, we offer specialized and personalized courses in a selection of mediums. If you are a student who wants to enter an art college or an enthusiast who is interested in learning new skills, ST Studio offers tailor-made course as per your needs.
Note from the Artist:
Hi there! Welcome to STStudio. My name is Sumaira Tazeen and I am a passionate visual artist with over twenty years of professional experience. My methods, materials and artwork are inspired by the deep-rooted traditional practice of Indian Miniature Painting and I create my contemporary expressions in this art form.
I wear different hats as a visual artist, arts educator and a mom of a lovely son. I have had many exhibitions worldwide and also create art on commissions for public and private collections. I am proud to have my works in the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I have earned several awards and grants.
My teaching philosophy as an Artist Educator is to build awareness of Visual Arts amongst students of different ages and stages by applying key (technical) and deeper (thinking) learning skills.
It is most important to me that people who buy my work grow to enjoy it and it makes them happy seeing it around them for a long time, so please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.
Thanks for choosing to visit my studio!
Sumaira Tazeen’s achievements as a professional artist:
Sumaira Tazeen is a Cambridge, Canada based visual artist, educator and curator of Pakistani origin. She received her BFA in Miniature Painting and sculpture from the National College of Arts, Lahore (1996) and Artist Educator certification from Royal Conservatory, Toronto (2013) Since after graduation, 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 Muhammud Sharif Award for Miniature Painting (1996), the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship (2004), the Department for International Development Scholarship Award (2003-2004) and Ontario Arts Council’s grant for Emerging Artists (2014). She has attended artist workshops such as the Vasl Artist Workshop (2001) and also completed an artist residency at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga (2009).
Sumaira served as Associated Professor at the Department of Miniature Painting,Faculty of Fine Art at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi from 2005 till 2012. She has taught as Master art instructor at Queen Elizabeth Parks Community and Cultural Centre and Oakville Galleries in the Town of Oakville ( 2015-2017)
Sumaira is continuing her practice in Canada. She has been selected as 2018 Artist in Residence for the City of Kitchener. She is showing in prestigious public art galleries like Art Gallery of Mississauga. She is part of AGM’s educational roster for schools as Artist in residence. She is a member of South Asian Visual Arts Center, Canada (SAVAC) She has curated a show at Royal Ontario Museum on South Asian heritage day (2013) and conducted specialized art workshops at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2015/2020), Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery and University of Waterloo (2018) Her work is part of International public and private art collections.