Amer is a multidisciplinary artist well recognised for her abstract paintings that use needlepoint and painting. She regularly discusses postcolonial identities, Islamic culture, and themes of gender and sexuality in her writing. She is most known for her large-scale paintings, in which embroidered pictures of women in autoerotic stances are overlaid atop abstract monochromatic acrylic paint drips and washes.
She’s trying to find for women who are posing erotically and/or participating in explicit pornographic behaviour. She then outlines the women with a pencil on Vellum paper for future use when she transfers them to canvas or uses them as raw material for works on paper. Embroidery, a medium employed by female artists as a political tool since the 1970s, is her most recognisable and distinctive formal style. Her work is feminist, opposing the traditionally male field of painting and rejecting feminine sexuality norms. Her work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and installation.