Born in 1980, Attiya received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2004. She also holds another Bachelor’s degree from the Lahore College for Women University in 2000. Her creative practice draws heavily from personal tragedy. She weaves her personal struggles into her art, using poignant images such as spines, vertebrae, and mechanical parts, to create a dichotomy between the past and present, the organic and the mechanic. She along with several other contemporary Pakistani artists is reviving the age-old tradition of miniature painting by incorporating them into modern contexts.
She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including Canvas Gallery Karachi; Gandhara Art Space Karachi; Rohtas 2 Lahore; Satrang Art Gallery Islamabad; Aicon Gallery Palo Alto USA; Anant Art, New Delhi; Jehangir Nicholson Gallery Mumbai; Devi Art Foundation New Delhi; Frey Norris Gallery San Francisco CA USA; Tokyo Gallery + BTAP Japan. Her work has been represented at the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Dubai International Art Fair. Recently UNESCO is promoting culture through creative sector. They have selected fifty creative entrepreneurs from all over the Pakistan. Attiya is one of them. She lives and works in Lahore.