Shubnum is a self-taught emerging artist who works mostly in black ink and paper. After years of drawing as a child she studied a year of fine art and began with political cartoons that have been published in the South African Labour Bulletin, Al Ummah, Al Qalam, Kabobfest.com and the Mail & Guardian. She takes private commissions and her first group exhibition; Heritage Reloaded took place at the African Art Centre in December 2017.