Anila Quayyum Agha

Installation Images

Selected Works

Anila Quayyum Agha
Flowers (Blue Triangle), 2018
Mixed media on paper
36h x 36w in
Anila Quayyum Agha
Flowers (Silver), 2017
Mixed media on paper
29 1/2h x 29 1/2w in
Anila Quayyum Agha
Flowers (Green Triangle), 2018
Mixed media on paper
36h x 36w in
Anila Quayyum Agha
Flowers (Purple Blue), 2018
Mixed media on paper
29 1/2h x 29 1/2w in
Anila Quayyum Agha
My Heart Still Seeks The Flowers (square), 2017
Mixed media on paper
30h x 30w in


Anila Quayyum Agha (b. Lahore, Pakistan) received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore and an MFA from the University of North Texas. Recent solo shows include the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid, Spain, The Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL. Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. For the 2019 Venice Biennale Agha was included in a collateral event, She Persists, with 22 contemporary feminist artists. Agha has received the Efroymson Art Fellowship, Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Schiele Prize, and DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. Agha’s 2014 ArtPrize entry, titled “Intersections”, earned the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In 2017, she was awarded the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award by Indiana University.  Recently, Agha received an Endowed Chair position titled Professor – Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University in Georgia, as well as the prestigious Smithsonian Fellowship in the arts for 2021 and will be working with both SAAM and AAA in Washington DC in May 2021. Her work has been collected by both institutions and private collectors; nationally and internationally.



On-site and Individual Works

Anila Quayyum Agha

Itinerant Shadows
Talley Dunn Gallery
February 9 – March 23, 2019


Anila Quayyum Agha

Flight Patterns
Cummer Museum
February 24 – April 30, 2023

Anila Quayyum Agha

New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch
Atlanta Contemporary
January 28 – June 4, 2023

Anila Quayyum Agha

Let a Million Flowers Bloom
The Columbia Museum of Art
February 19 – May 29, 2022

Anila Quayyum Agha

Mysterious Inner Worlds
University of New Mexico Art Museum
February 18 – July 2, 2022

Anila Quayyum Agha

A Beautiful Despair
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
September 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Anila Quayyum Agha

Shadow of Time
Philbrook Museum of Art
November 10, 2019 – February 16, 2020

Anila Quayyum Agha

Between Light and Shadow
Toledo Museum of Art
October 19, 2019 – February 9, 2020

Anila Quayyum Agha

Project Atrium: Anila Quayyum Agha
MOCA Jacksonville
March 10 – June 24, 2018

Anila Quayyum Agha

GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum
May 21 – August 24, 2018

Anila Quayyum Agha

This is NOT a Refuge
Site Specific Installation
Kansas City Art Institute Rowland Plaza
August 4 – October 25, 2018

Anila Quayyum Agha

Miossi Art Gallery
Cuesta College
August 24 – September 24, 2017

Anila Quayyum Agha

Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
Asia Society Museum
June 27 ­– August 6, 2017



New York Times

“‘Anila Quayyum Agha Uses Patterns to Break Patterns”
by Ted Loos
June 27, 2022

Art and Seek

“‘What if I made it so beautiful it can make you cry?’ Intricate Sculptures at the Amon Carter”
by Jerome Weeks
October 7, 2021


“Anila Quayyum Agha’s Itinerant Shadows”
by Patricia Mora
February 19, 2019

Art in America

“Toward an Egalitarian ArtPrize”
by Jason Foumberg
October 14, 2014


“ArtPrize Winner Anila Quayyum Agha Talks Sacred Spaces and Religion”
by Laura C. Mallonee
October 16, 2014