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Zina Al-Shukri

Painter Zina Al-Shukri is addicted to people, to looking them in the eye, and then painting what she’s seen inside. The tall, charming Iraqi-born, Little Rock-bred artist seems to embody her paintings: large-scale, colorful, loose, vivid portraits in the spirit of Alice Neel. Her latest, of amorphous blob-creatures are equally compelling.