RESUME

Solo Exhibitions:

2016     Sabz Bagh II: The grass is greener, QEPCCC, Oakville, Canada
2015
     Sabz Bagh: The grass is greener, VM art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007     Canvas gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2006     *Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan

Two Person Exhibitions:
2010
Symbiosis; Solo show with Roohi Ahmed, Rohtas I, Islamabad, Pakistan
Guzishta sai Paiwasta with Roohi Ahmed; Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan

2009
Adoration of Poppy; Solo Show with Noni Kaur, Educational gallery Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

2008
Elusive Realities, Solo Show with Tazeen Qayyum, Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Silver Moon Show, Art Square Underground Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2014
Double Up: 11th Annual Art Auction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
Art Fest at Sindh Festival, Frere Hall, Karachi, Pakistan

2013
*011+91 011+92 on locational Identity, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
Tradition Leads to Innovation: South Asian miniature painting, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Awaaz: Baldia Factory Inferno, Arts Council Karachi, Pakistan
Drawing Women, Promenade gallery, Mississauga, Canada

2012
The Gaze, Juried Art project between Art Gallery of Mississauga and Culture Division City of Mississauga, Celebration Square, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Pakistan Now: Resurgence and Subversion in Art, Fourth Eye Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Band Baja Barat, IVS and Canvas gallery Collaboration, Karachi, Pakistan
*Mein, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2011
*White wash, Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Dislocation; Ten Perceptions, Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Canada

2010
Karachi Miniature, Poppy Seed Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2009
Re-New, Contemporary Miniature paintings, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Pathways and Practices, Aicon Gallery New York, USA
Bazgahst, Traditional Methods and Modern Practices, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
Loves Microcosm: Contemporary miniatures from Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA

2008
Tradition, Technique and Technology I, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
Art for freedom exhibition, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Let’s Draw the Line, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2007
*Dialogue with Tradition, Inaugural show, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

2005
Miniatures for Foresight Art Centre, Amman, Jordan
The Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists, Gallery 26, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA
Street Art Inspirits, Harbor front center, Toronto, Canada

2004     Miniatures exhibited in Pakistani High Commission, Manchester, United Kingdom

2003     Caravan Café: Central Asian Art show, Milan, Italy

2002     Aar Par: Exchange of public art between India and Pakistan

2001     Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, Athens, Greece and Warsaw, Poland

1997     Miniature show for Queen Elizabeth II, Gallery NCA, Lahore, Pakistan

1996     Degree show, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Curated Shows:
2013
Tradition Leads to Innovation: South Asian Miniature Painting Exhibit on South Asian Day Celebrations, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2010
Karachi Miniature, Show Co-curated with Sumbul Khan and Mahreen Zuberi, Poppy Seed gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2008
Associated Metaphors: An Exhibition of Neo- Miniaturists, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2007
Karkhana miniature painting, workshop and exhibition, calendar launch of Merck Pharma, Karachi, Pakistan

Awards:
2016
Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by Art Gallery of Mississauga by Ontario Arts Council
Visual Arts: Emerging Artists Grant by Ontario Arts Council
2014
Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by SAVAC by Ontario Arts Council
Visual Arts: Emerging Artists Grant by Ontario Arts Council

2003-2004
Recipient of Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship by British Council Pakistan

2003
Visited University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology on Higher
Education Link program by British council Pakistan

1996
Haji Mohammad Sharif Award for Miniature Painting, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Gold medal for outstanding student, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Name in Principal’s Honors list, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan

Workshops & Residencies Attended:
2013
Workshops on Artist’s Professional practices at AGM, Ontario (10 workshops of 3hr duration each)

2011
Artist Residency Mural painting project and exhibition “White wash” at Gandhara Art Gallery Karachi, Pakistan (Residency project: 1 month, Exhibition: May till October (5 months).

Curatorial workshop led by Berlin based Art historian and film maker Katherine Becker, at Goethe Institute, Karachi (Duration 16hrs in 5 days)

2010
Print Making workshop with Australian Print Maker Micheal Kempson, Senior Lecturer and Director Cicada Press, Australia, IVS, Karachi, Pakistan (Duration 8 days)

Drawing workshop with Australian artist Micheal Esson, Senior Lecturer School of Art UNSW & Director of International School of Drawing Initiative, Australia, IVS, Karachi, Pakistan (Duration 3 days)

2009
Artist Residency at Living Arts center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Duration 2 months)

2007
workshop on natural pigments and dyes used I miniature painting by Ustad Mohan lal Sohni, Jaipur, India (Duration 1 day)

2001
Vasl, International Artist workshop, Gadani, Pakistan (Duration 2 weeks)

Conducted Workshops:
2015

“Zarafshan” Introduction to gilding techniques, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Roots and Branches, Clarkson public School, Mississauga, Canada

2013
Workshop on gilding techniques, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, Canada
Roots and Branches, Fairview public School, Mississauga, Canada

2009
“Miniature Painting workshop”, at Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Duration: (Duration 6 hrs)
Egg Tempera workshop for students of Fine Art, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan (Duration 2weeks)

2006 
Egg Tempera workshop for students of Fine Art, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan (Duration 2 weeks)

2004
Miniature painting workshop at University of Manchester institute of science and technology for textile design students, Manchester, UK (Duration 3hrs)
Miniature painting workshop at studio art, Karachi, Pakistan (Duration 1 month)

Projects/ Collaborations:
2012

Collabrative Art work and Interactive Installation with Visual Artist Abdullah Syed, Band Baja Barat Show, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2011
Collaborative Mural with Visual Artist Abdullah Syed, Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2010
Box print Portfolio project, initiated by Dept. of PrintMaking, Faculty of Fine Art

2009
Collaborative project addressing the gender related issues with Noni Kaur, Educational gallery Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Advisor for the project “A Feast in Exile” A Tableau Vivant Directed by Visual Artists Tazeen Qayyum & Faisal Anwar, Alliance Francaise, Karachi, Pakistan

2005
Collaborative paintings with Visual Artist Abdullah M.I Syed, 6×6: The labyrinth, V M art gallery, Karachi

2001
Collaborative drawings with Visual Artist Roohi Ahmed at Vasl International Artists workshop, Gadani, Pakistan

Selected Commissioned Works:
1996-2014
Works in public and private collections in Pakistan and abroad

2013
Miniature paintings and Calligraphies for Mr. Abid Hussain , Director HUB Co. Pakistan

2012
Miniature Painting on Masnavi Manavi by Rumi for Chairman Progas, Pakistan, Ltd.

2008
Miniature painting on Muslim saints and Mystics by Attar for Chairman Progas Pakistan, Ltd

2005-2007
Miniature paintings series on the life of Mohammad Bin Qasim for Mr. Ali Bilgrami

2003
Miniature painting on Conference of the birds by Attar for Chairman Progas Pakistan, Ltd

2000
Miniature Painting Illustrations for “Kashmir Shawls” by Azfar Nahid & Rehman Sherry, Karachi, Pakistan

1996
Miniatures on the Theme of Shah Abdul Latif’s Poetry on Noori Jam Tamachi for Sindh Governor’s House, Karachi, Pakistan

Selected Community Service Projects:
2013-2015
Roots and Branches, Artist in Residence Program with Peel District Board and Art Gallery of Mississauga

2010
Speaker at seminar on Free lancing, Organized by Alumni Association IVS, Karachi, Pakistan
Coordinated, designed and taught curriculum and projects in spring semester for Fine Art Building Communities project between the Dept. of Fine Art IVS and Karachi Vocational and Training Center.

2009
Collaborative project addressing the gender related issues with Noni Kaur, Educational gallery Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Miniature Painting workshop for A-Level art students, at Art Gallery of Missisuaga, Ontario, Canada
Miniature Painting Demonstration for Public Awareness, A project of Telus Mosaic Festival, Missisuaga, Ontario, Canada

Publication:
2008
Article-
Associated Metaphors
Published in Catalogue “Associated Metaphors: An exhibition of Neo –Miniatures”, IVS publications, March 2008

Selected Bibliographical Citations and Reviews:
2012
How we see it| Compendium, An AGM 25 Anniversary Publication Project

2008
Ali, Salwat: ‘Journey of the Spirit’, ‘Pakistan Art in the New Millennium’, ‘Contemporary 2007                     Miniatures-2: Group Exhibitions’ pp 54, 55, 56, FOMMA, Karachi Pakistan
Hashmi, Salima & Dalmia, Yashodara: ‘Memory, Metaphor, Mutations’, The Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan, Oxford University Press

2006
Rehman, Sherry & Azfer, Naheed, ‘Kashmiri Shawl’, from Jamavar to Paisley, pp 10,81,190,204,237,238,239,240,241,248.Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., India

2004
Mascelloni, Enrico: ‘Caravan Café’, Art from Central Asia, Acas Services, Orvieto

2002
Hashmi, Salima: ‘Unveiling the Visible’, Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan, ‘Sumaira Tazeen’ pp 188 -189. Actionaid, Pakistan

Professional Experience:
2015-2016
Master Visual Arts Instructor, Queen Elizabeth Parks Cultural and Community Centre, Oakville, Canada
2012-2011
Associate professor, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

2010-2005
Assistant Professor, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

2005-2000
Lecturer/ Coordinator, Textile Institute of Pakistan

Education:
2013

Artist- Educator Foundation Course, subsidised by OAC, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto

1996
Bachelor of Fine Art, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan