Rooted in the rich visual language of Islamic Art and the natural world, Ayesha’s work reinterprets traditional forms, motifs, and narratives for a contemporary context. Inspired by Persian and Indian miniature painting, illuminated manuscripts, poetry, and stories, Ayesha’s art is enriched by many different cultural influences. Ayesha employs traditional methods and techniques in creating her paintings. Part representational, part fantastical, her work seeks to celebrate the beauty of the natural world and remind us of the magic of the everyday.
Ayesha Gamiet is an artist from the South East of England. She trained at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, where she specialised in Islamic manuscript illumination and miniature painting. In 2018, Ayesha competed her apprenticeship in manuscript illumination under Master Illuminators, Ayten Tiryaki and Çiçek Derman in Istanbul. She was then commissioned by the Royal Library at Windsor Castle to illuminate frontispieces for four volumes of poetry gifted to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HM The King, and poet Imtiaz Dharker. The final volume was acquired by the Royal Collection Trust.
An award-winning illustrator and trained teacher, Ayesha graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PGCE in Art and Design, and an MEd in Art, Creativity and Culture in Education. She has provided training for new art teachers at Cambridge University Faculty of Education and delivered workshops for the public at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Ayesha taught extensively on the Prince’s Foundation School for Traditional Arts public and international programmes.
13th Sept - 7th Oct 2023 Jonathan Cooper 35th Anniversary Show, London
27th Apr – 16th Sept 2023 BELONGING, ESMoA, Los Angeles
22nd – 26th Jun 2023 The Treasure House Fair, London
18th Oct – 12th Nov 2022 Masterworks III, Jonathan Cooper, London
11th – 30th Jul 2022 Spotlight on Exceptional New Talents, Jonathan Cooper, London
30th Jun – 6th Jul 2022 Masterpiece Art Fair, London
4th – 30th October 2021 Masterworks II, Jonathan Cooper, London
22nd Apr – 30th Sept 2021 Making Paradise, Aga Khan Centre Gallery, London
April 2018 Yeditepe Bienali, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Istanbul
March 2018 Contemporary Arts Though Living Traditions, The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London
May 2017 Una Moschea Per Roma, La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
Spring 2013 Tradition and Continuity: Woven & Decorated Textiles of the Malay Peninsular, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Nov 2010 Exhibition and workshop at the New Art Gallery, Walsall
Aug 2010 Alumni Show at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London
Oct 2009 The Royal Miniature Society Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
Nov 2008 – Feb 2009 Divine Inspiration: Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
June 2007 The Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts (VITA) Degree Show, The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London