Artist Radhia Rahman highlights expression and identity in APIDA Heritage Month workshop

Sarah Aie, Video Editor

Radhia Rahman, an illustrator based in Queens, New York, ran a sketchbook workshop called “Sketching as Meditation” as part of Multicultural Student Affairs’ Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month programming. Attendees were given art supplies and sketched along to music. Radhia shared her experiences working in the art industry, highlighting the different platforms — from YouTube to Patreon — on which artists can share their work. As a first-generation, queer, Bengali-American illustrator, Radhia spoke about expressing all of their identities in their artwork.

Email: [email protected] 

Twitter: @sarahaie_

Related Stories:

Check out Evanston’s Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month events

Dittmar Gallery’s “Wordless Creatures” allows artists to represent their identities through objects

Evanston artist Sarita Kamat talks her artistic journey from India to the U.S.