Bio

Bio

Solo Shows

2015                           Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2014                           Kalamkaar, Toronto, Canada

2011                           V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2000                           Zenaini Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (A ‘Retrospective Exhibition ’ of selected series of work from 1965–2000)

1999                           24 Westridge Road, Edmonton, Canada

1996                           Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1996                           V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

1994                           Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan (A ‘Retrospective Exhibition’ of paintings from 1961-1994)

1984                           Exhibition of Designed Jewelry, Hotel Intercontinental, Karachi, Pakistan, 

                                   (‘Neo-Classics’ under the aegis of Gemstone Corporation of Pakistan Ltd.)

1974                           Pakistan Arts Council, Quetta, Pakistan

1965                           Pakistan Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan

1965                           Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan

1964                           Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1964                           Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad, India

1963                           All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, India (Paintings & Ceramics)

1962                           Cama Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

1961                           Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

1961                           Ajanta Pavilion, Hyderabad, India

1960                           Circolo Canova, Via Canova 23, Rome, Italy

Group Shows

2014                           International Print biennial, Karachi, Pakistan.

2004 & 2007               The Learning Club & Fine Art Gallery, Mississauga, Canada

2003 & 2004               Delta Meadowvale Art Exhibition, Mississauga, Canada

2002                           Novotel Hotel, Mississauga, Canada (‘Artfully Yours’, juried show)

2003                           Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan (‘Senior Artists of Pakistan’)

2004                           V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (‘Let Peace Prevail’)

2000                           The Brunei Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Oldham Art Gallery, Victoria Art Gallery and Hot Bath Art

                                   Gallery, England, UK (‘Pakistan: Another Vision – Fifty Years of Painting & Sculpture from Pakistan’)

1999                           Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan (‘Millennium Show’)

1997                           Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

1994-1996                  Cartwright Hall, Bradford and other venues, UK (‘An Intelligent Rebellion’ – Women Artists of Pakistan)

1996                           Paa Ya Paa Art Galllery, Nairobi, Kenya

1995                           UNESCO Hall, Paris, France (‘An Intelligent Rebellion’ – Women Artists of Pakistan)

1992                           Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

1985                           Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

1973                           Indus Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (Summer Exhibition)

1967                           Commonwealth Art Exhibition, London, UK (Represented Pakistan)

1966                           Karachi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

1965                           Art Council of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan (Annual Exhibition by Karachi Artists)

1964                           The Museum, Ahmedabad, India

1963                           Aligarh University, Aligarh, India (Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art)

1963                           All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, India (All India Portrait Exhibition)

1962                           Astro Chemical Laboratories, Mumbai, India (Exhibition by Contemporary Artists)

1961                           All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, India (Andhra Artists)

1960                           L’Incontro, Rome, Italy

1960                           Numero, Rome, Italy

1960                           Palazza delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (Ceramics)

1959                           I.S.M.E.O., Rome, Italy (Foreign Artists on Scholarship)

1959                           Galleria Giardino, Lugano, Switzerland (Indian Contemporary Artists)

1959                           Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy (Indian Contemporary Artists)

1959                           Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (Hyderabad Artists)

Commission Work

1971-1982                Staff College & Infantry School, Quetta, Pakistan (Portraits and Paintings)

1971-1982                Army Officers Mess, Okara, Pakistan (Portraits and Paintings)

1969-1970                Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Pakistan (Portraits)

Education

1987                         Gemological Institute of America,

1987                         California, USA, Jewelry Window Display Course

1959                         Studio of Professor La Regina, Rome, Italy

1959                         Worked under the aegis of the renowned Italian abstract artist La Regina

1958-1960                Italian Government Scholarship for Art

1958-1960                Academia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

1958-1960                Sketching and Etching

1958-1960                Centro C.A.L.A.L., Rome, Italy

1958-1960                Ceramics

1958-1960                Government College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India

1958                          Advance Diploma in Portrait Painting

1958-1960                Government College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India

1958-1960                Diploma in Painting

Professional Experience

2000                        Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi Pakistan

2000                        Conducted Summer Workshop on Jewelry Designing

1993-1994               Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

1993-1994               Taught Art to final year students

1983-1990               Gemstone Corporation of Pakistan Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan

1983-1990               Jewelry Designer & Sales Officer

1978-1979               Charismads, Karachi, Pakistan

1978-1979               Art Consultant

1962-1963               Lalit kala Akademi, National Academy of Arts, New Delhi, India

1962-1963               Technical Assistant

Other

  • Participated in competitive exhibitions including the All India National Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Hyderabad; and the National Exhibition of Pakistan, Karachi. Received awards.
  • Served on the Academic Committee of the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
  • Articles and press reviews, including television interviews regarding work have appeared in leading local and foreign press and television over the years.
  • Paintings belong to public and private collections in United Kingdom, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, United States, Europe and Pakistan.
  • Public collections include the National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan and Chandigarh Museum of Art, Chandigarh, India.