A visual artist based in Lahore, she graduated from the National College of Arts in 2012. Trained as a miniature painter; Sahyr constructs her, dollhouse inspired, pieces to explore the idea of home. She has exhibited regularly in Pakistan and India.

Sahyr has taught at the National College of Arts, Lahore. She also teaches and designs courses for International Baccalaureate Visual Art program.

Artist Statement 
I never outgrew my dollhouse.
Coming from a broken family, the dollhouse possibly exists and grows with me as an escape. Home for me is split in two worlds, sometimes into two genders. I am interested in the imagined, ideal domestic space and the woman’s place in it. My work allows me to investigate the social construction of gender and family as a social institution to identify the features of a “happy home”.

Sahyr Sayed
Fashioned Nostalgia, 2019
Mixed media