Nasreen Khan is an immigrant, artist, mother, and teacher. Her work focuses on the margins—of respectability, race, culture, and gender. She creates in multiple disciplines including pyrography, wood, video, photography, and writing. Her practice often utilizes earth-based materials as a way of examining her relationship to place as a (sometimes) undocumented/out of status immigrant. Using hyper-local materials like wood scavenged from the White River or city trees she cuts and mills herself, her work aims to communicate her experience of prophetic revelation and inspiration in the continued work of the confluence of ecology, sexuality, and spirituality. Of mixed Afghan/Russian, Chinese/Spanish/Filipino Indigenous heritage, her imagery often draws on sacred traditions from her multiracial background such as female deities from her childhood in West Africa and traditional textile patterns from her adolescence in Indonesia. Her teaching and artistic practices, rooted in questions of equity and earth-based spirituality, grapple with questions of belonging; celebrate cultural margins; and confront colonization, racism, and misogyny.