Fatima Nadia Rehman is an Arabic calligraphy artist, who now permanently lives in Dubai. She taught Arabic calligraphy in DUCTAC (first person to open Arabic calligraphy classes to all nationalities) and gave a lecture of one of the only few Qurans left in the world under Sotheby's and Christies at the furjam Collection. She has also taught the royal family Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the artists of the divan of royal court of sultan al Qaboos Oman. Although many of her works have been acquired by private art collectors, she has also been commissioned to produce artworks for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi and Saudi, Galleries, Burj Khalifa, governmental organizations and five-star hotels which have her paintings on permanent display. She is also the winner of Al Ghurair public art commission, Marie Claire magazine inspirational women of UAE and 100 Women of UAE that contributed to UAE a book published by charney magri.
She studied in the United States in Visual Communication at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Then moved to New York for further studies in Islamic Art History and also worked as a senior designer at the global advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi When returned to her native land to pursue a Double Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the National College of Arts in Lahore, specializing in Arabic Calligraphy (khat e thuluth) and Persian and Mughal miniatures.
She focuses on contemporary and traditional Islamic Miniatures and borders. Her teacher being the last ustad to have learnt Mughal miniatures under ustad shuja of the last Mughal emperors court. she was her teachers apprentice. Fatima practices classic calligraphy, her style is unique in the sense that it has been distinguished by a contemporary flare.