Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani-American multidisciplinary artist and author living between London and Los Angeles. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, she migrated to California, United States at the age of 14. As a South Asian immigrant, her experiences play a huge role in her work. Her art focuses on advocating for social justice including women’s rights, girls’ education and mental health. Using bright and bold colors, Maliha hopes to get people interested in complex issues that impact our societies. “Come for the art, stay for the cause.” -Maliha Abidi She is also the founder and creator of Women Rise. An art focused Web 3.0 initiative with the focus on women’s rights and girls’ education through using art as a tool for advocacy. Maliha has worked with global organizations including the UN, Instagram, Adobe, Chicago Bulls, Malala Fund and Google. Her work has also been featured on various media platforms such as The New York Times, Forbes, Good Morning America and BBC. Maliha’s work includes illustrations, animations, NFT art and illustrated books. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read books, go bicycling and explore new blends of coffee. Maliha is Quantum's first Artist in Residence and has been exploring Quantum's LA space and creating incredible art using her distinct style and use of vibrant colors to mesmerize art lovers.