Aqeel Solangi

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Date of Birth .

2005  M.A (Hons.)  Visual Art. National College of Arts,  Lahore.    

2003  B.FA (Pass with Honors). National College of Arts, Lahore.


Scholarship, Awards, Achievements

2006  NCA Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Art Bursary for the Prince School of Traditional Arts,  London, U.K.

2006  A Vision Of The Future, Young Artists Award.

2003  Awarded Honors for, Non physical realities, Painting thesis project, NCA, Lahore.

2002-2003  NCA Merit scholarship, 3rd year & 4th year of studies.

2002  2nd position in painting competition at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.


Work  Experience:

2007- to-Date  Teaching at National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus.

2008- 2010  Teaching at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

2007- to-Date  Running personal studio “Solangi’s studio” for Drawing and Painting classes, Harley Street, Rawalpindi.

2007-2008  Teaching at Beaconhouse Educational Complex, BEC, A-Level Art & Design, Link Road,    Near Motorway Toll Plaza.

2004-2006  Teaching at National College of Arts, Lahore.

2003-2006  Designer at Image Bank, Chamber Lane road, Lahore.

2000-2006  Interior Designer at Cad Con. Lahore.

2002-2004  Interior Designer at Zelazo Interiors, Lahore.

2003  Portrait Sketching at Tourist Street (Old Anarkali) for general public and visitors for 3 months (A   Project under PHA (Parks and Horticultural Authority),Lahore.

2002-2003  Backdrop Designer at Afzal Studio (Bridal, Fashion  Photographer) Liberty market, Lahore.

1996-2000  Cinema Board, Sign Board, Rikshaw and Truck painting at Mehboob Painters. Khairpur,   Sindh.


Solo Exhibitions:

2013  Relocation Mapped, Koel Gallery. Karachi.

2011  Vusat-e-Bahr-o-Bar, Koel Gallery. Karachi. 

2010  The Root, The Ground & The Air. Koel Gallery, Karachi

2009  Substantial Territories, Rohtas Gallery. Islamabad.

2008  Sufficient Grounds, Nomad Gallery. Islamabad. 


Selected Exhibitions:

2012  Ussman aur Mein. Koel Gallery. Karachi.

2012  Soul Searchers. Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad.

2012  66 Statements. Gallery 6. Islamabad.

2012  Mein, the artist and the self. Koel Gallery. Karachi.

2011  Hues from Potohar. National Art Gallery. Islamabad.

2011  Opening Lines. Public Art Exhibitions. Islamabad.

2009  First Impressions. Grand Hyatt. Dubai. U.A.E.

2010  Metonyms for Memories. POPPYSEED Gallery. Karachi.(Two person show with Shehrbano  Hussain) 

2009  Beyond the Frame. National Art Gallery. Islamabad. 

2008  The Kohinoor Selection, Art  gems of the sub-continent, Unicorn  Gallery, Emirates Hills, Dubai.   U.A.E.

2008  As it seems – or, as far as the eye can see, Drawings by the faculty of NCA, RWP-Campus.   Gallery NCA, Rawalpindi.

2008  13Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka. Bangladesh.

2008  Colors of Peace. Alaap Visual Arts Exhibition. Gallery 39-K. Lahore.

2008  VISION, A group show of contemporary artists. Art Gallery. Islamabad.

2008  New vistas in the 21st century Art”. Institute of Art & Design, University of  Sindh Jamshoro.                     

2007  Artworks, by the faculty of NCA, RWP-Campus. Gallery NCA, Rawalpindi.

2006  Exhibition of Paintings and Mixed Media works. Nairang Galleries. Lahore.                     

2006  8th National Show. 20th Annual Exhibition Artists Association of Punjab. Alhamra. Lahore.

2006  A Vision Of The Future. Young Artist Exhibition. Alhamra. Lahore.

2005  Time and Memory, Degree show. M.A (Hons.) Visual Art. Zahoor ul Akhlaque Gallery,     NCA. Lahore.          

2004  4International Exhibition of Calligraphy. Pakistan Calligraphy Artists Guild (PCG). Alhamra.   Lahore.

2004  Discourse within Discourse: 13 Circles & 13 Rectangles, Installation  Art show at Zahoor-    ul- Akhlaque Gallery. NCA, Lahore.

2004  Emerging Talent Show. V.M Art Gallery. Karachi.

2004  Fresh Graduates from N.C.A. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore.

2003  Non Physical Realities. Degree show BFA, Fine Arts Department. NCA Lahore.                      

2002  First National Exhibition of Landscape Painting. National Art Gallery. Islamabad.

2002  National Exhibition of Sculpture. P.N.C.A. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore.

2002  Exhibition Of Paintings. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore organized by Naya    Akhbar and Khabrain.

2002  Mural Painting “All about the life style” organized by Dawn News. Avari, Lahore.


Commercial  Project:

2006  Calligraphic Murals for Chesterfield Poultry limited (C.P. Ltd. Chesterfield. U.K.

2004  Painted a Dome (Size: 12 feet diameter. Image: clouds) in the house of Ch. Mushtaq Ahmad    263J-Block. EME Housing Society, Multan Road. Lahore.

2004  Calligraphic Murals (Size: 2 ½ ’x 8’ & 3’ x 5’) for Jinnah Hospital (cardiac section), Lahore.

2003  Ceiling Painting (Size: Ground Floor (Curve) 810 square feet, first Floor, 1215 square feet. Baksh  Super Store, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.

2003  Mural for TeleCard Company (Size 8’ x 18’) Barkat Market, Garden Town. Lahore.

2002  Interior decoration for an Exhibition of Products. Nishat Dyeing & Finishing Plant (Nishat Mills   Ltd), Lahore.

2001  Participated in the Decoration for Children’s Entertainment Stall (Kindergarten) for Defence day.  6th September. Fortress Stadium, Lahore.

2001  Pencil Drawing for Nestle Pure Life, Lahore.

2000  Mural Painting (Size: 8’ x 15’) at residence of Mian Iqbal, Z block, Satellite Town, Sheikhupura.

2000  Charity Based Project, with the collaboration of Flame (First  “Liberated Action” Movement    Against Epilepsy) at Fountain  House, Lahore.


Collections (Selected)

Foreign Office. Islamabad.

C.P. Ltd. Chesterfield. U.K. 

Nomad Gallery Islamabad.

Khas Art Gallery Islamabad.

Nairang Galleries Lahore.

Pakistan calligraph-artist guild (PCG). Lahore. 

Jinnah Hospital. Lahore.

Dawn News. Lahore. 

Nestlé pure life (PACE). Lahore.

Studio Plus Arts & Crafts. Sukkur.


Permanent Display:

2001  Collaborative mural on permanent display, National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan.