Shafaq Ahmad was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She left Pakistan at age 20 and lived in the United Kingdom, Iran and Denmark before settling down in the United States. Ahmad graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2011. Ahmad worked as an art glass designer from 1995 to 2003 and collaborated with several art glass studios in Czech Republic and Sweden. Her art glass designs are in private collections in many countries. Ahmad works in multimedia. She is an international artist and has won many awards for her work. She has participated in several prestigious international exhibitions.