Ambreen Butt

Ambreen Butt is a Pakistani-American artist who specializes in both traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting and contemporary Western tradition. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Among the many institutions that have exhibited her work are the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; the Asia Pacific Museum in Pasadena, California; and more. Butt has been the recipient of many awards, including the Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation; Maud Morgan Prize from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant; and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario, Canada.

Can Art Change the World?

September 17, 2019

Miniature painting is a genre in Persian and Indian art that has survived the passage of time. Indo-Persian miniature painting, a common heritage of the two nations, was originally an artwork adorning text that reached its climax of glory during the 15th and 16th centuries. Miniature paintings illustrate religious, mythological or literary...

Art in Pictures

September 17, 2019

Fair Observer spoke to miniaturist and painter Ambreen Butt. Check out her work in this photo essay.