Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq is a London-based artist whose work concerns culture, deaf identity and being an Asian woman in western society. Through painting and installations, she creates visual representations of language and emotional expression through her use of colour and form.
Rubbena works with schools and galleries facilitating creative workshops and leads exhibition tours in British Sign Language (BSL). Rubbena works in the NHS as a Deaf Mental Health Therapist and is a registered Art Psychotherapist
For her ITV ident, Rubbena created a sculptural representation of BSL. BSL is officially recognised as one of the UK’s indigenous languages and is a vital expression of Deaf cultural identity. Deaf people continue to experience profound inequality in UK society. BSL provision is crucially important in providing access to terrestrial and online broadcast media, including ITV’s output.
Rubbena has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally.