Born in Pakistan, Sikander moved to New York in 1993. An exhibition of her Indo - Persian miniaturist paintings and Watercolours are now on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (entry is free). Highly recommended.
Here's an interview with Shahzia Sikander from the PBS program art:21. When you're done reading, be sure to check out her official website to see more of her intricate, vivid, magnificent creations.