Nasrah Omar is a photo based artist.
She has a proclivity for making carefully crafted, manufactured worlds visible. Her richly layered work showcases a penchant for simulacra and kitsch with surrealist undertones.
Drawing inspiration from an array of sources such as critical theory, vanitas painting, Americana and fairy tales, her color saturated photographs make cultural commentary about excess, consumption and the mythologization of objects and identities.
Doing mixed media work in the studio, 2019
Selected group exhibitions
2019 South Brooklyn Open Studios, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Every Woman Biennial, New York, NY
2017 Whitney Houston Biennial, New York, NY
2019 New York Crit Club, mentor: Catherine Haggarty
2019 Red Hook Labs intensive critique, mentors: Jimmy Moffat & Stephen Frailey
BFA Photography, School of Visual Arts, NY 2012