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Anysa Saleh (she/her)
Baltimore . MD

Anysa as born and raised in the central valley of California. She is 
 best known for her short videos and photographs documenting her experience as a Yemeni Muslim woman in the United States. Saleh later moved to the Bay Area, where she attended California College of 
the Arts. She moved to the east coast in 2016 and has exhibited in the United States and abroad. Saleh exhibited at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower for her first solo exhibition in Baltimore City. Through The Daughters of Yemen | بنات اليمن, Saleh explores generational adjustments and shifts in Yemeni culture in America. This body of work was inspired and influenced by family, faith, tradition, home, and identity.

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Suldano Abdiruhman (she/her)
Philadelphia . PA

Suldano is an interdisciplinary artist from Balimore, MD, currently
 based in Philadelphia, PA. Her work aims to analyze verbal and non-verbal communication systems, the development of spoken language, and the cross-cultural use of textiles as a form of communication, meditation, protection and marker of time. It is a process based practice rooted in empathy, experimentation, and curiosity about the mystical. 
She utilizes traditional textile methods such as weaving and natural 
dye, as well as installation, drawing and sculpture.

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Tayyab Masqood (he/him)
Baltimore . MD

Tayyab is a Pakistani interdisciplinary artist/designer with an 
 architectural design background. He is based in the DMV area. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of art. He is interested in investigating spatial strategies to integrate queer paradigms.  He uses print media as a notational methodology to encapsulate the crucial elements of the traditional and vernacular islamic architecture canon Therefore, creating liminal architectural poetry. 

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Leili Arai Tavallei (she/her)
Baltimore . MD

Leili blurs the line between print and animation. Her work is 
 tactile and iterative, focusing on memory and its dissipation through print media and moving images. Her sprawling family's immigration, generational deterioration, and multicultural upbringing are explored in fabricated memento-like pieces. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art and is working as a Concept Designer for MeetKai in the Metaverse. Her work has been shown at Silber Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, and screened at NASA Goddard, Parkway Theater in Baltimore, and Downtown Independent Theater in LA. Tavallaei currently lives and works in Dallas, TX.

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Safiyah Cheatam (she/her)
Baltimore . MD

Safiyah is a multimedia artist, avid Afrofuturist and maintains a conceptual art practice based in research and storytelling of Black Islam. In 2020, she was a curatorial Research Assistant at the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC for the special exhibition Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures. She is a recipient of Washington Project for the Arts’ Wherewithal Research and Project Grant, Red Bull Arts Microgrant, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation’s Rubys Artist Grant and VisArts’ Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency. Safiyah has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, BmoreArt, and has exhibited artworks nationally. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from UMBC, and serves on the board of Baltimore’s philanthropic Awesome Foundation. 

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Dan Talib Latif Flounders (he/him)
Baltimore . MD

Dan is a Baltimore-based Muslim printmaker and designer. He was a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center in 2023, resident artist at The CAN Foundation in 2023, 2021 Denbo Fellow at Pyramid Atlantic, and has completed printmaking apprenticeships at Studio1026 and Brick + Mortar Design Studio. Flounders has exhibited work regionally at Gormley Gallery, Assembly NFK, CAN Foundation, John Hopkins University, VisArts, HOCO, Maryland Institute College of Art, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Philadelphia University, Pyramid Atlantic, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Space1026, and Brick + Mortar Gallery. He holds a BFA in Design and Printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

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