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portrait by Carolyne Loree Teston

Rashida is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who explores themes of liberation and constraint through painting, craft and textile work. Rashida has been painting and making art from a very young age, and maintains a professional career in social and government reform focused on marginalized New Yorkers. Her artistic practice is informed by her community work and rooted in her experience as a first-generation Muslim woman.


Rashida is a Queens-native and a proud graduate of New York City public schools. She holds an honors degree in studio arts and political theory from Wesleyan University, and a master of science in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. She began her formal study of art at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and continues to study at the Art Students League of New York. She lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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