Charlottesville, VA – Ms. Mumtaz is an American artist best known for her multimedia drawing practice. She earned a BA in visual art from Yale University (2004) and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts (2008), which she attended on a teaching fellowship. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including grants and fellowships from the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program (2015), the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009) and the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies (2006-8). She has been an artist-in-residence at Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland (2015), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2014), the Santa Fe Art Institute (2013, 2011), the Ucross Foundation (2010) and Dieu Donné (2008-9).
Pheobus Mumtaz’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including solo presentations at Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2014), Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York (2014, 2012, 2009); La Caja Blanca, Palma (2012) and Bellwether, New York (2009). She has also participated in curated group exhibitions at institutions including the Weatherspoon Art Museum (2014), the Tufts University Art Gallery (2013), White Columns, New York (2011) and the International Print Center, New York (2010). Her work has been reviewed in Modern Painters, Art in America and the New York Times. She has taught in numerous university art programs and is currently based at the University of Virginia.