The Amalgamation of Spaces

Photograph and a painting of the same landscape depicting steep mountains and a river running down the center
Fine Arts Library
1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

February 16, 2023 - April 18, 2023
Exhibit Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays | Mondays - Fridays 9am-6pm
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Zainab Ali had spent all 18 years of her life in Pakistan, before moving to Columbus, Ohio. The idea for The Amalgamation of Spaces was to combine the spaces of both locations. I picked two landscapes from each place and put them into a single space with the use of technology. I printed photographs of the landscapes and made their illustrations. I also arranged these elements into a 3-dimensional virtual space. Experimenting with different mediums; illustrations of landscapes, original photographs, and virtual reality connects me with space more. I explored how different mediums would impact the feeling of space. All these places have personal attachments and memories for me. I share these experiences with the viewers to give them an experience of multiple spaces at once.

About The Artist

Zainab Ali is an artist currently living in Columbus, Ohio. She is last year BFA Art and Technology undergrad. Zainab moved to Columbus from Pakistan, and her practice reflects the culture and spaces of both places. Taking inspiration from nature she likes to study landscapes, textures, and patterns in her work.


Photo of Courtney Hunt Courtney Hunt
Art and Design Librarian