Heavy black line work characterizes Fats’s work. Hidden narratives told by abstract birds, fish and hybrid characters of everyday struggles, triumphs and interactions and the human spirit. Inspired by and often referencing cultural totems of creativity, freedom humanity and journeys into the subconcious, her work and style mirrors are an insight into her own cultural influences between the UAE, India and Canada.Passionate about art’s social impact, Fats’ work in recent years has made its way to public walls accompanying work on canvas, found materials, and intimate illustrations as well as outreach art projects in various countries. Her commercial work spans working with brands like Red Bull, adidas and Tiger Beer.
In recent years Fats has painted walls in Australia, Jordan, the UK, UAE and Canada.
Fathima graduated with a BA in Art & Culture from the University of Toronto and an MA in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London.
In 2010 she was awarded the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award and founded The Domino, an artist run company in Dubai.
In 2018 she will start a diploma in in Art Therapy with the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.