The Drawing Collective is a virtual community of artists who draw as part of their individual practice and are committed to our mission to establish connections among artists across borders and cultural divides. We are united in our search for the universal common ground though our work and interactions.
The Drawing Collective founder Munira Naqui, born in Bangladesh came to the USA in 1982 after studying in Moscow. She lives in Portland and works from her studio in New Gloucester. For Naqui, drawing is a meditative exercise that follows the manner of Tibetan mandalas, always focusing on the process to reach clarity of thought.