Rabiya Choudhry (b. 1982 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a visual artist whose work explores the themes of identity and cultural displacement in contemporary British society with a darkly comedic approach. Her work expresses the complicated coupling of Eastern and Western cultures in richly vibrant portrayals of the different autobiographical factors present in her own life. Choudhry makes paintings; from large scale canvases, miniatures to murals, small painted sculptures to text based artworks and fabrics. Born in Glasgow 1982, Choudhry graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 with a First Class degree in Drawing and Painting. Described by the Scotsman newspaper as ‘a distinctive voice in Scottish art’ and featured in The List magazine’s Hot 100 (2018) she has since exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Solo shows and projects include: COCO!NUTS! at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2018), Signs Of The Times at Tramway, Glasgow (2017).
Group exhibitions include: DCA Thomson at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2016), Polar Twins at Giv-Rum, Copenhagen & The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh (2015), participation in Lake of Stars festival, Malawi (2014), Diaspora performance in collaboration with Theatreworks Singapore, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival (2009).
Choudhry has also produced commissions for LeithLate, The People's Bank of Govanhill, Rhubaba gallery for Edinburgh Art Festival (2018) & ITV creates (2019). Choudhry is currently working on a collaborative project for Glasgow International (2020) funded by GI and Creative Scotland’s Create Inclusion Fund (2019-2020). For more information visit: https://rabiyachoudhry.com/