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Sharmeen Uqaili


I am a freelance artist with a life-long love of art. A continuous student of art techniques, I am trained in both the secular and Islamic art styles. Over the years I have developed and evolved a unique and original style that combines the various elements of Islamic geometric patterns fused with contemporary elements to form compelling pieces that are both individual yet similar.  My art pieces have depth of meaning, rhythm and movement that draws the eye to move along with the piece.


Professional Experience


Good Tree Academy


  • Art instructor for KG – 8th grade

  • Art instructor for Pre-AP High School


Brighter Horizons Academy


  • Art instructor for KG – 5th grade

  • Established full Art curriculum

  • Managed Art Club for middle school students


Private Art Instructor


  • Offered art lessons to students of different age levels


UT Dallas

Fall 2021

  • Conducted workshop for Geometric Patterns


Southern Methodist Univesity

Spring 2024

  • Conducted workshop for Geometric Pattern


Education & Training


Southern Methodist University, Dallas

MFA 2025


University of Texas at Dallas-2023

Bachelor of Arts & Performance-Honors

(GPA 3.8)


Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX, 

Associate of Arts

(GPA 3.98/4.00)


Zaytuna College, Berkeley, CA, 2009

Art of Islamic Patterns


Haji Noor Calligraphy, Dallas TX, 2017

Chinese and Arabic calligraphy


Art of Islamic Pattern, Online UK, 2020-2021

Geometric Art

Biomorphic Art

Art from the Islamic Lands


Deen Arts Foundation, Online Turkey, 2020-2022

Tezhib Art (Islamic Illumination)


The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, Online UK 2022

Geometric Art

Persian Miniature



  • Dallas Arboretum Artscape April 2016

  • Huffines Art Trail October 2016

  • Islamic Art Society of Houston in October 2016

  • Texas Visual Arts Association Downtown Gallery Exhibit – April 2016

  • Arts in Bloom McKinney April 2017

  • Dallas Arboretum Artscape April 2017

  • Eisenmann Center for RCAS Juried Art Gallery Exhibit – May 2017

  • TVAA for “Lost in Loss” at the Black and Light Juried art show 2017

  • PAA Juried 125 Plano art show 2017

  • Fortwork Arts Juried group exhibit for Paper Works show “My Homeland” and “The Entire Presence” 2017

  • FWADA selection for “Beyond this World” 2017

  • RCAS Juried Art Exhibition, 2018

  • Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2018

  • 125 Plano Art Exhibition, 2018

  • RCAS Juried Art Exhibition 2022



  • Best of Show – Irving Arts Exhibition, 2022

  • 2nd place winner, 125 Plano Art Exhibition 2021

  • Rosemary Cheney Award – 53rd Annual RCAS exhibit 2019

  • 2nd place winner at the 52nd Annual RCAS exhibit 2018

  • 2nd place winner for “Beyond this world at the 51st Annual RCAS exhibit 2017

  • 1st place winner at the 125 Plano Art Show 2017

  • 2nd place winner for “The Throne” at the 62nd IAA Juried Show 2017

  • 3rd place award winner at 125 Plano Art Show 2015

  • 1st place winner for calligraphy competition at East Plano Islamic Center 2015

  • ‘Honorable Mention’ at Northlake College Student Art Show - 2000

  • ‘Honorable Mention’ award at the National Arts Program of Carrollton 2000

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