Shakhnoz Abdullaeva was born in 1965 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the art capital of Central Asia. She graduated from The Theatrical Art Institute of Ostrovsky in 1989 but has been an active participant in international art exhibitions since 1988. Her original paintings can be found in both private and national collections.
The central themes of her works are the women of the East – legendary poetesses, queens and goddesses. Through her work, the artist is trying to depict the position of women, building a balance between their thoughts and cultural memories. We can often also see images of moving Central Asian arba (bullock carts) in her works, which fascinate by their elegant colour combinations and interesting stories.