Naomi is a Middle-Eastern-born, Auckland-based artist. Her current work is a series of vibrant and detailed collage portraits, interlacing layers of references from a wide spectrum of art genres and eras. She is passionate about exploring the female gaze and probing traditional gender roles. Naomi holds a degree in Art History and is a self-taught artist. She has been involved in creative education for many years, currently running collage workshops and events in the community. In 2015 she received an award for her self-portrait ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ and held a solo exhibition; ‘Women of Valour’, at Studio One Toi Tu in 2020.