Shaheen Ahmed gained a Diploma in Art and design in her home town Burnley, where she started out as a paste up artist working for a high street printing company. She continued to pursue a formal art education and gained a Foundation in Textile Technologies at Bolton University and a Degree in Silk Screen and Lino Printing at Bourneville School of Art (BCU). In 2009 Shaheen studied Bookbinding and Gestural Mark Making in Arezzo and Rome. As part of a Paul Mellon Award in 2021, Shaheen collaborated on a Digital piece based on her Kirigami 3D mapwork and her work has continued to flourish.
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