New York-based Shahzia Sikander is artist in residence at Shangri La. Born in Pakistan, the 39-year-old is known for her take on highly stylized Indian and Persian miniature painting. She places the technique-driven, often impersonal art form, in a personal context. It’s a meeting of east and west—like Doris Duke’s dazzling Diamond Head estate. Sikander, who is represented by Sikkema Jenkins in New York and was featured in the PBS series “art21,” gives a free talk at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Nov. 19 at 6pm in the Art Building Auditorium. The lecture is part of UH’s intersections Visiting Artist and Scholar Program. Check out what she has to say and slides of her art—and compare it to what you’ll see in the Academy’s upcoming Muraqqa’: Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Because it all intersects.