My process takes into consideration the notions of transition, conflicts/hybridity between culture/religion, individuality and shared experience, psychology and social determination. My portrait practice is seen as giving attention or a psychological “checking in” to create a space of dialogue, illustrating the relationship between the individual subjects and their experience of social conditions.
I was born in 1978 in Baghdad, Iraq, currently live in Oakland, and work in San Francisco, California. I received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock In 2006 and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009. Currently, I am working on a future residency for early 2014 at the Berkeley Art Museum with my collaborative group, THE SOMETHING.
- The Long Brevity, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, 2012
- Rapport, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, 2012
- THE SOMETHING, Will Brown, San Francisco, 2012
- New American Paintings #103, 2013
- "Zina Al-Shukri: A Portrait," SFMOMA Open Space, 2012
- "Zina Al-Shukri: The Long Brevity at Patricia Sweetow Gallery," art ltd. 2012
- BA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco