October 2022
"The Greys In Between" by Anila Agha. A three-legged arch supports a hanging metallic diamond sculpture decorated with intricate scrollwork and an interior globe light to cast shadows. A beautiful sunset colors the sky beyond.


SLOMA and the City of SLO are pleased to present a new sculpture by Anila Quayyum Agha in the roundabout at Tank Farm Road and Orcutt Road across from Islay Park. The sculpture is part of the City of SLO’s Art in Public Places program, which is managed by the Museum of Art. Learn more about the program on our Public Art page or click here for an interactive map to find public art near you.

Learn more about artist Anila Agha in this New York Times article.

About the Artist
Anila Quayyum Agha (b. Lahore, Pakistan) received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore and an MFA from the University of North Texas. Recent solo shows include the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid, Spain, The Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL. Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. For the 2019 Venice Biennale Agha was included in a collateral event, She Persists, with 22 contemporary feminist artists. Agha has received the Efroymson Art Fellowship, Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Schiele Prize, and DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. Agha’s 2014 ArtPrize entry, titled “Intersections”, earned the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2017, she was awarded the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award by Indiana University. Recently, Agha received an Endowed Chair position titled Professor – Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University in Georgia, as well as the prestigious Smithsonian Fellowship in the arts for 2021 and will be working with both SAAM and AAA in Washington DC in May 2021. Her work has been collected by both institutions and private collectors; nationally and internationally.

Learn more about The Greys In Between in our media mentions. #SLOMAinthenews

3-Legged lantern sculpture is centerpiece for new SLO roundabout. The Tribune, David Middlecamp. Dec 1, 2022.

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