Aneesa Shami received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in both Fiber and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. Since moving to Los Angeles, Shami has worked as a Studio Assistant to Tanya Aguiñiga and as the Gallery Manager for Branch Gallery, a local fiber arts space in Inglewood. She currently works for Textile Arts | Los Angeles as their Content Manager, and is working with them to create an emerging artists program. She recently completed a residency at the Helms Design Center, and has attended Mildred’s Lane as a Fellow for the Attention Labs: The Order of the Third Bird in 2015. Shami works in her studio in Hawthorne creating commissioned works, researching textile and fiber history, teaching private lessons, and completing larger pieces in her current body of work, Syndication.