An aspiring art historian/ conservationist, designer, and art educator with over eight years of artistic training and exhibition experience. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, of Pakistani Descent.
Mahnoor Sheikh tends to explore the multiplicity of individual identities along with embracing the vibrancy of chroma. A firm believer in the exploration into color for its beauty, psychology, emotional bond, and the entirety of its power. Also seeing art as a vehicle to respond to social issues and a therapeutic outlet. They view art as a spectrum of capabilities worth playing with so that individuals can express the intangible in a way that has a lasting impact on the creator and community-wide.
One of only nine New York-based artists to participate in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2019 Early Art Practitioner Council. Along with being an exhibiting artist in the first-ever BRIC youth curated virtual art show Make This Accessible (2020). Awarded the Alexander Medal and the Haney Medal for fine art by the Student Art League.
Mahnoor has taken art classes at an array of distinguished art institutes around New York including NYU Steinhardt, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Union, and Art’s Student League.