Tazeen Qayyum is a contemporary visual artist who received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. A Canadian artist of Pakistani origin, her work is engaging, thought provoking and critically examines our lived environment. Qayyum has shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, some of which include Holding Pattern at the Toronto Pearson Airport, The Veiled at the Textile Museum of Canada, The Rising Tide at Mohatta Palace Museum, Pakistan, Urban Myths & Modern Fables at the University of Sydney, Australia and UTSC, Toronto, A Thousand and One Days at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, JAALA Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan, Homecoming at the National Gallery of Pakistan and CodeLive Metro at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Her work has received several critical reviews that include the New York Times (2009) and the Globe and Mail (2011).

Qayyum’s work was included in the 10th Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2002), 2nd Painting Biennale, Tehran, Iran (2002) and has been featured at Sotheby’s and Christie’s South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art auctions in New York and London (2008-10).