Born in Wales with Yemeni and Bangladeshi heritage, Karimah has an expressive, bold aesthetic and is heralded for ‘taking stories of community gatekeepers full circle, from the canvas to the streets‘.

Karimah creates live paintings at performance events across London and New York in order to highlight the importance of communities in the city.
Karimah graduated MA Architecture from the Royal College of Art, London, 2016, and from the Mural Career Development programme, Toronto, 2019. Clients include The Barbican, Ted Baker, Arts Council England, The Highline New York, Toronto Arts Council, and Crxss Platfxrms.

The pivotal aspect of Hassan’s practice involves hosting ‘community showcase teasers’ under the disguise of an exhibition. In a curated line up, Karimah exhibits her paintings alongside poetry readings, open-mic sessions, live jazz and even football matches. In this way, Hassan combines the artwork, the painting subject, and community members together in one space.

Karimah creates her work from the studio, to the street, to the canvas; it moves between these spaces, questioning the delineation between street art, fine art and community art. The journey of each piece and the audience it connects to is as fascinating as the art itself.
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