Saule Suleimenova’s style, says art historian and professor A. Mukhambetova, “is deeply individual and instantly recognizable. Many influences make up its pedigree, including European expressionism, symbolism and dada, the decorative component of Central Asian miniatures, Kazakh ornamental style…One should add God-given talent and hard work by the soul and mind, a unique psyche, both sensitive and dynamic, plus a heightened reaction to falsity, both in life and in creative work.”
Suleimenova uses a rare technique: wax engravings on paper and cardboard with acrylic, gouache, and pastel. She also works with oil on canvas. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1987 and has had solo exhibitions in the Ular, Minoy, ARK, and other galleries in Kazakhstan. Suleimenova’s work is held in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union at Rutgers University. Her works are shown in galleries and private collections in Kazakhstan, Russia, France, the U.K., the U.S., Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, and other countries.