Fouzia Zafar


Fouzia Zafar’s work explores the concept of play to develop the use of unusual materials, tools and
processes to create images.
She often makes images of objects and places that hold memories for her. Photography and collage
are often intermediate stages in the practice where play allows images to be deconstructed and then
reinvented using the etching process. Fouzia’s practice thrives on pushing the craft of making but also
embracing what it offers by chance.

Fouzia’s recent prints are based on the Arlington Baths and Kelvingrove Park, both local Glasgow
landmarks that hold memories for the artist through several generations. Shape, pattern and texture
are celebrated in these prints, helping explore the histories these places hold and to create a
nostalgic atmosphere.
Fouzia graduated from the City & Guilds of London Art School in 2013 with an MA in Fine art with
distinction and was elected as a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2018.
Upon graduating she received the Gwen May Student Award from the Royal Society of PainterPrintmakers and was shortlisted for the Clifford Chance Printmaking Award. She was voted
Printmakers’ Printer at Cumbria Printfest in 2015
Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2024 – Call for Submissions / Fouzia Zafar / 2
She exhibits widely both nationally and internationally. Highlights include: The Royal Academy
Summer Exhibition & Print Fair, The Royal Scottish Academy and the National Original Print Fair. Her
work is held in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Kelvingrove Art
Gallery & Museum and Scarborough Gallery