Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz is an American artist and educator working at the intersections of art, contemplative practice and craft. She attended Yale University and completed her MFA at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, New York. Mumtaz’s creative projects and research have been supported by grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Mass Cultural Council, MASS MoCA, the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation, the Kittredge Fund, the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program, the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, Dieu Donné, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including solo presentations in Karachi, Mumbai, New York, London and Palma, as well as curated group exhibitions at institutions including the University of Buffalo Art Galleries; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York; KMAC, Louisville; the Weatherspoon Art Museum; White Columns, New York and the International Print Center, New York. In 2018 two of her early song text drawings entered the permanent collection of the Seattle Art Museum. Her work has also been shown at art fairs including Miami Art Basel, the India Art Fair and Art Dubai. She lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts.