Laila Tara H (b.1995, London) is British-Iranian artist, based between Tehran and London, specialising in contemporary(ish) Indo-Persian miniature(ish) painting.
Raised across the world, she paints largely autobiographical reflections of a life navigating cultures. Having specialised in Persian and Indian Miniature painting during her Masters at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, her practice is rooted in traditional methods and materials.
Drawing inspiration from the rich history of miniature painting across the Middle East and South Asia, symbolism seeps through her chosen imagery and into her means of making. All paints are hand-made from (semi-precious) mineral, stone, or plant derived pigments and her paper is natural hemp also hand-made in India or antique papers collected in Iran. Respect for the cultural and craft elements of traditional miniature painting are inherent to her practice, as an ode to nature and to the dense history that allows her to practice today.
2021 Solo show, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran (upcoming)
2020 Art for Light, Online Auction
2020 Dance First Think Later, General Practice Gallery, Lincoln, United Kingdom
2019 Royal Miniature Society, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
2019 The Prince's School of Traditional Arts MA Degree show, London, United Kingdom
2019 Dumfries House Royal MA private exhibition for HRH Prince Charles, Ayrshire, Scotland
2020 Casa Balandra, Mallorca, Spain
2020 Numeroventi, Florence, Italy
2016 Studio Escalier, Argenton Chateau., France