Born and raised in Karachi- Pakistan, artist Najia Omer graduated from the Indus Valley College for Arts and Architecture. Najia, her husband, and their baby boy immigrated to the United States in 2014 and chose the beautiful PNW to be their home. Her work evocates the struggle faced by thousands of Americans over time. Like so many ‘newcomers’ before her, Najia finds herself exploring the enigmatic concept of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ as it relates to letting go of her roots to ‘fit in’, while simultaneously struggling to hold on to the influences that shaped her as a woman. Najia currently lives and practices in Maple Valley, WA.