The complexity of belonging to two cultures is depicted in the paintings of Marium Rana in “A Place to Call Home” exhibition through Oct. 28, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

An American-born Pakistani visual artist who lives in Tampa, Florida, Rana showcases miniature paintings, a traditional technique she studied at the National College of Arts in Pakistan. Her exhibition features paintings that attempt to make a home out of stories of places and moments one has not yet personally experienced. Said to be sitting between folklore and reality, Rana’s work is inspired by stories she was told and expectations created. Her artwork allows for these alternative realities to come to fruition.

Rana has exhibited her work nationwide, including throughout Florida, Texas, New York, and California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in arts education from Florida State University. In addition to her exhibitions, Rana teaches art at the University Academy of Florida.

This exhibition is part of Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America, which explores the breadth of American culture through the lens of Muslim artists living and practicing in the United States.
The project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery provides an opportunity to view locally and nationally recognized arts. Exhibits in the gallery are free to the public and available for viewing Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as during most performances in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

For more information, visit the FPAC website or call Rachel McDermott, Art Gallery coordinator, at (708) 608-4231.