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Feature: Artist & Theater-Maker Sabah Shams

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Sabah Shams (they/them) is an artist and theatre-maker currently located in Boston, MA. They received their BFA in Theatre Design/Technology from Emerson College with a minor in Global and Postcolonial Studies.

"My theatrical specialties are scenic design, props work, and occasionally scenic painting," Sabah shares. "[And] my freelance work explores various fine art mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, and ink."

Feature artist and theater maker sabah shams

More recently, they have been working with digital illustration to create simple, accessible, and impactful images, as seen in their work below.

"Outside of work, I love modeling, reworking furniture, exploring nature, and spoiling my cat."

When asked about what their work means to them, Sabah shares the following:

"Art--in all forms--is a crucial part of humanity and how we function as a society, and my art has always been driven by a desire to amplify the voices of the oppressed."

"I am a queer person of color and first-generation American, and it is important to me that we are given ample space in the world."

Save Sheikh Jarrah by Sabah Shams

"My identity and passion for equity and justice inform much of the art that I create, and I want to continue this throughout my career. I truly believe art has the power to change the world, and I feel that as an artist it is my duty to use it to enact change."

You can follow and support Sabah by following them on Instagram (@anxiosity) and checking out their website!


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