Shamsia Hassani, is an Afghan graffiti artist, and teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Kabul University. She is famous for her graffiti and the paintings of women in Burqas.
“She uses her art to help bring positive changes to people and more specifically to wash away the depressing memories of long-time war having taken place in her country. As an Afghan girl confronting reactions motivated from traditional views, it is not always easy for Shamsia to do graffiti the way other graffiti artists would do around the world. She would sometimes work her graffiti concepts out as drawings/paintings applied onto prints of pictures taken from different parts of Kabul: a category she calls “Dream of Graffiti.” Teaching at the fine art faculty of Kabul University, Shamsia, who is also one of the founders of Berang Arts Organization, puts her best effort to exchange her contemporary arts experiences with her students and present more artists to the community.”
Too find out more and see Shamsia’s work please visit her Facebook page.