Fareeha Khawaja

Fareeha Khawaja is a DC based visual artist, photographer and the founder of Artists Without Border’s Washington, DC chapter. She's an active member of DC art community & also volunteers and teaches art in the United States, South Asia and Central America with multicultural, distressed communities in shelters, rehabilitation centers, prisons, refugee camps and in war-torn countries where creativity is often forgotten.

Fareeha has done several art exhibits, and community based educational and collaborative art workshops with multicultural communities, locally and internationally. Her passion is to facilitate conflict resolution and peace through creativity. Through her art, she focuses on helping distressed communities, especially women and children in learning to use art as a powerful tool to reclaim life, light and laughter and regain their inner strength and peace. Her series “Jinga Art - A Dream of Peace" is a fusion of whimsical & fantasy folk "Truck Art" of Pakistan that focuses on the peaceful picture of South Asian region, and its people. Her recent series “Run Away with a Circus” is inspired by her volunteer work in Afghanistan and El Salvador, which focuses on peace through creativity and circus art.

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