BFA Art School Portfolio Critique

Art Prof Clara Lieu critiques an art school portfolio by high school student Sakina Ibrahim, providing a detailed critique of the overall portfolio, followed by critiques for each individual artwork. Prof Lieu highlights what aspects of the entire portfolio and artworks are working well, and recommends concrete strategies for how to make progress.

Featured Artist

Sakina Ibrahim

“I have been creating art since I was young and I particularly love to paint. I like to explore tone and human skin, and I enjoy expressing my emotions or experiences through my work. I don’t feel confident at expressing my emotions or thoughts without my art.

Thus, my goal is to communicate with the world, or to use my art like diary entries for emotional catharsis. In the short term, I’ve been wanting to get into sculpture and mixed media more, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to translate my ideas into mediums like clay or metal.

In the long term I would love to get more expressive and raw with my work, and to go out of the box more. I’m also a junior, and would love feedback on what would benefit me when submitting to colleges or universities.”

Sakina Ibrahim