Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz is an American artist best known for her drawing practice. She earned a BA in visual art from Yale University (2004) and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts (2008), which she attended on a fellowship.
Since 2009 she has traveled extensively, living and working in Pakistan, rural Wyoming, New Mexico and Spain. Her large scale drawings and other projects have been exhibited internationally, including solo presentations at Jhaveri Contemporary (2014), Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York (2012, 2009); La Caja Blanca, Palma (2012) and Bellwether, New York (2009).
In addition to receiving fellowships from the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies (2006-8) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009) Pheobus Mumtaz has been an artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné, the Ucross Foundation, the Santa Fe Art Institute, La Caja Blanca and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been reviewed in Livemint, Modern Painters, Art in America, and the New York Times, and featured in Triple Canopy, NYFA Current, Tokion and Étapes.
She is currently working toward her next solo exhibition, which will open at Tracy Williams, Ltd. this September.