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Date of Birth 1982 Born in Karachi, Pakistan

2006  Bachelors of Fine Arts Indo -Persian Miniature Painting from National College of Arts. Lahore, Pakistan. 



2010  Commonwealth Connection International Artists Residency Award.       

2007 to 2008  “Best Young Painter Award”, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. Pakistan.            

2006  Distinction Award in Thesis Project. 



2011  Commonwealth Connection International Artist Resideny at GCAC, Kolkata.

2010  Storefront Artist Project and Ferrin Gallery at Berkshires, Massachusetts, PT, USA. Art Omi International Artist Residency, Ghent, New York, USA. 

2007 to 2008  Resident Artist at Studio R.M. Lahore, Pakistan

2008  Studio RM International Artist Residency, Lahore, Pakistan. Vasl 3rd Taaza Tareen Artists Residency, Karachi, Pakistan.  


Teaching Experience:

2003 to 2004  Conducted drawing workshop at Arena Multimedia Shahrah- e- Quaid Branch. Karachi, Pakistan.

2005  Worked as discussant with Fareeda Batool at Beacon House National University Of Arts and Architecture. Lahore, Pakistan.

2006 to 2008  Worked as Drawing instructor at studio R.M. Lahore, Pakistan.

2009  Worked as visiting faculty at University of Karachi, Pakistan.

2009  Currently teaching Painting, Miniature painting and Drawing at Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.

2010  Conducted Mughal miniature painting workshop at Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA.   

2011  Conducted Mughal miniature painting workshop at Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, India.


Art Shares and Presentations: 

Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.

National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan..                                   

Art Omi, New York, USA.

Storefront Artist Project, Massachusetts, USA.

Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, India.

Indian Coffee House, Kolkata, India.

Abanindra Sabhagriha, Charukala Bhavan, office of Information and Culture, West Bengal, Kolkata, India.

Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. 


Solo Exhibitions:

2011  Commonwealth Connection International Artist Residency 2010 show at GCAC Kolkata and Rajya Charukala, Parshad, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Kolkata.                     

2010   “Decoded” at The Drawing Room Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

2008   “Coded” Travel Solo Show at IVS gallery Karachi and Alhamra Arts Council Lahore, Pakistan.

2006   “U-Turn” Annual Thesis Show at National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. 


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012  “Letters to Taseer II”, curated by Umer Butt at The Drawing Room, Lahore, Pakistan. 

“Mein” The artist and self”, curated by Noor Jehan Bilgrami and Amean J at Koel Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.   

2011  “Silsila” a group show curated by Studio RM at Koel Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. 

2010  “Art expo Malaysia 2010” KL.

“Slick Art Fair 2010” Paris.

Art Omi Residencies Open House, NY, USA.

2009  “The Moving Image” at Poppy Seed Gallery Karachi, Pakistan.

International Festival of Miniature and Illumination 2009, Algeria.

“Starring The Artist”, curated by Mehreen Zuberi at IVS Gallery Karachi, Pakistan.

2008  “QUT ” an Exhibition of Calligraphy at Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

Group Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Painting at Art Scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

2007  1st NCA, Alumni Show, Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

“Lantern of the East” The 17th International Art Festival,         

Lake Art Museum, Pyeongtaek, Seoul, Korea.

Travel Show of Miniature Paintings at Alliance Francis, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.   

“THE GENERATION NEXT “ 3rd Annual Exhibition of Sculptures, Ceramics, Paintings and Graphic Arts, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. 

2005  National Calligraphic Exhibition at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore.

2002  “Sadequain Award Show” at Frere Hall. Karachi, Pakistan.


Reviews and Press Releases:

2011  Interview with Nafisa Rizvi for ArtNowPakistan


“School of thought” by Saram Bokhari, The Friday Times, Pakistan.

“ Indulging in Conspiracy” by Saram Bokhari, Nigaah, South Asian Magazine.

“ In Search of Roots, by Apurba Sengupta (catalogued).

An article by Sovan Tarafder, Ananda Bazar Patrika, Kolkata.

2010  “Reincarnation of Miniature Skills” by Dr. Akber Naqvi (catalogued).

“Beastly burdens” by Quddus Mirza, The News, Encore, 30 May.

“Surreal Speculations” by Saira Dar, Dawn Gallery, 6 July.

2009  “Art of Dialogue” by Sumbul Khan, Artline.

2008  Larger than life-Miniatures” by Shamim Akhter, Daily News, January 17.

“3rd Taaza Tareen Open House Exhibition” by Asad Faruqi, Daily Times, February 7.       

“Residency Experiments” by Salwat Ali, Dawn Gallery, February 23. 

“Resident Artists” by Reza Ali Khan, Libas Magazine, October.

“Messaging Through Miniatures” by S. Roman Ehsan, The Nation Sunday Plus, November 23.

“A Possible World” by Shamim Akhter, Dawn Gallery, November 29.

“Impressions From Subconscious” by Salwat Ali, The Nation, December.

2007  “Young At Art” by Nafisa Rizvi, Herald, June.