The work often explores contemporary and historical issues such as conflict and displacement - her Circassian ancestors were removed from the Caucasus by Tsarist Russia in 1862. The monoprints and screen prints are multilayered constructions of symbolic forms and photographic images embedded within layers of reconstituted marks.
"Art can reveal the micro-political; it covers that which resides beyond the great apparatuses and the political and economic systems that manage the world.”
Chantal Pontbriand, Parachute 124, 2006.
Ramzieh Baj was awarded an MA in fine art printmaking from Cambridge School of Art in 2008. Earlier qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma with a distinction in painting from Brighton College of Art, and a BA from the Fine Art Academy in Baghdad where she studied under Faiq Hassan.