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Curriculum Vitae


  • Academic Qualifications
  • • 2014 –15 Research and Studio Practice, the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.
  • • 1985-1988 Masters in Fine Arts (specialization in printmaking), Kyoto National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan.
  • • 1985-1988 Studied Printmaking at Tomikichiro’s Atelier, Kyoto Japan.
  • • Studied Papermaking at Kochi institute of Papermaking, Kochi prefecture, Shikoku, Japan.
  • • Japanese language training course, Japan Study Centre, Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1984-85 Research student, Department of Design (Kogei Seneii University), Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1994 October- December. Studied preservation and conservation of works on paper, Camberwell College of Arts, London, England.
  • • Bachelors in Fine Arts (specialization in oil painting) National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Residencies
  • • 2014-15 Artist-In-Residence at the School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston USA.
  • • 2004-2005 June 11th March, Artist-in-Residence, at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Printmaking. Awarded The Japan Foundation Fellowship.
  • • 1995 June 15th -12th Oct; Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Indian and South – East Asian Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum – London-England.
  • Public Collections
  • • Permanent Collection of the U.S Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan, Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S Department of State.
  • • British Museum, London England.
  • • Victoria and Albert Museum, London England
  • • National Art Gallery, Islamabad Pakistan
  • • Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford England.
  • • Okinawa Museum of Contemporary Art, Okinawa Japan.
  • Awards
  • • 2004 Awarded the Japan Foundation Fellowship.
  • • 1996 National Excellence Award, ”7th National Exhibition of Visual Arts” Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1987 Kyoto Museum Exhibition “Kyoten” received the “Musrasaki Award”, Japan.
  • • 1985-1988 Awarded Yoneyama Rotary Scholarship Kyoto Japan.
  • Organizations
  • • 1993 Founder and present Director of Lahore Arts Foundation Trust (LAFT), an organization which promotes visual and performing arts.
  • • 2002-2003 Member Board of Governors, Lahore Arts Councils, Alhamra Lahore Pakistan
  • • 2001 Founder member of SAHR ( South Asians for Human Rights).
  • Professional Experience
  • • 2000-todate Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, M.A Hons Programme, National College of Arts Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 2013 Adjunct Faculty Doctor Program M.S Art History College of Arts and Design, Punjab University Lahore Pakistan.
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • • 2017 February – Mapping Journeys, painting and mix media works, Satrang Art Gallery, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan
  • • 2015 January- Paintings and Mix media works, Embassy of Pakistan Washington D.C. USA.
  • • 2015 August- Paper works and Inkjet Prints, Koel Art Gallery Karachi Pakistan
  • • 2012 May-Mixed media works, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi Pakistan
  • • 1999 July- Prints and Paper works, Yamaso Art Gallery,Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1999 June – Prints and Paper works, Okinawa City Art College, Naha City, Okinawa Japan.
  • • 1995 June - Prints and Paper works, October Gallery London England.
  • • 1994 April -Painting and Paper works, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1993 May - Painting and Paper works,Art Gallery Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1991 July – Woodblock prints and Paper works, Gallery, Chawkandi, Karachi Pakistan
  • • 1991- Woodblock Prints and Paper works, Lahore Art Gallery, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1990- Woodblock Prints and Paper works, Interior Gallery, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1990- Paper works, Gallery Beni, Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1988- Paper works, Nairang Gallery, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1988- Gallery Beni,Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1988- The Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo Japan.
  • • 1987- Woodblock Prints, “Interlinked Rhythms”, Gallery Space 21, Tokyo Japan.
  • • 1986- Woodblock Prints, Nairang Gallery, Lahore Pakistan
  • • 1986- Woodblock Prints, Gallery Beni, Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1982- An Exhibition of Paintings and Graphics, Sponsored by the Goethe Institute, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1982 October – Exhibition of Paintings Graphics and Sculpture, Holiday Inn, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • Significant Group Exhibitions
  • • 2014- Participated in the annual exhibition of School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston USA.
  • • 2014- Participated in the 1st Print Biennial at V.M Art Gallery Karachi Pakistan.
  • • 2013- Participated in the exhibition “In the Name of Honor” Organized by Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation ( SCCF) London England.
  • • 2012 March- 8th “Women Artist of Pakistan” National Art Gallery Islamabad Pakistan.
  • •2011 Oct- “Faiz Art Prize “Exhibition Organized by Nukta Art, Gallery Sadequain Karachi Pakistan.
  • • 2007 August 26th- Participated in the inaugural exhibition and opening of National Art Gallery, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 2003 May- 8th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, 2003 at Alhamra Gallery Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 2002- Exhibition organized by Punjab Artists Association, Alhamra Arts Council Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 2001 February – Exhibition organized by Punjab Artist’ Association, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 2000- Pakistan: Another Vision – 50 years of painting and sculpture – Brunei Gallery, London England.
  • • 1997 August- 50 years of Pakistan- A celebration of art” . Art Connoisseur Gallery, London England.
  • • 1997 April-September “India and Pakistan: Contemporary Prints “Victoria and Albert Museum London England.
  • • 1996 April- “ 7th National Exhibition of Visual Arts 96”,Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1995 April – Group Show and workshop organized by Alliance Francaise in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1995 May June – UNESCO Place de Fontenoy, Paris France, “An intelligent Rebellion women Artist of Pakistan.” Group Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Paperworks & Sculpture.
  • • 1994 October- “Women Artists of Pakistan. An Intelligent Rebellion” “at the Cartwright Hall, Bradford Museum” England.
  • • 1994- “A Selection of Contemporary Paintings from Pakistan” at the Asia Pacific Museum, California USA.
  • • 1994 February- National Exhibition, Islamabad Pakistan.
  • • 1994- Exhibition organized by the Goethe Institute at the Karachi Arts Council, Pakistan.
  • • 1993 April- Group show and Workshop organized by Goethe Institute, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1988- Kyoto Museum Exhibition ‘Kyoten’ Japan.
  • • 1988- Exhibition of Kyoto City Art College, Kyoto City Museum, Japan.
  • • 1987- Exhibition of Kyoto City Art College, Kyoto City Museum, Japan.
  • • 1985- Exhibition of Kyoto City Art College, Kyoto City Museum, Japan.
  • • 1985- Exhibition of prints at Tokuriki Tomikichiro’s Gallery, Kyoto Japan.
  • • 1982- Punjab Exhibition of paintings and Graphic Arts, Lahore. Young Artists Exhibitions, Lahore 35 years of Paintings and Graphics, Lahore Pakistan.
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • • 2014-15 workshops and Lectures at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston USA.
  • • 2000 to date Workshops on printmaking, painting and drawing, at the National College of Arts & the University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 2008-May Conducted Workshops for B.F.A. Fine Arts department, Jamshroo Institute of Fine Arts and Design, Sindh Pakistan
  • • 2001 – September Conducted drawing and painting workshops for M.A Fine Arts Department, Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • • 2000-May Organized a workshop for papermaking, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad Pakistan
  • • 1999-October Etching workshops and lecture on printmaking at the University of Baluchistan, Department of Fine Arts Quetta Baluchistan.
  • • 1995-December Lecture, Japanese woodcut and papermaking, at the Lalit Kala Academy, Calcutta India.
  • • 1994-Autum Term Conducted workshops and lectures on Japanese woodcut and papermaking, for the Masters and Bachelor Program, at Camberwell College of Arts, London England.
  • • 1994-December workshops at the Bradford Museum.”Women Artists of Pakistan-An Intelligent Rebellion”, at the Cartwright Hall, Bradford Museum, England.
  • • 1989- “Contemporary Printmaking” Artist Talk Ruskin College of Arts, Oxford University, Oxford England.
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • • 2010 25th October – Organized and curated an exhibition of contemporary prints from Pakistan India, China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia, National Art Gallery, Islamabad Pakistan (for the flood relief campaign).
  • • 1992- April in collaboration with SAHE (Society for the Advancement of Higher Education) organized workshops for Government primary School children, Lahore Pakistan.
  • • 1991 April-October workshops on printmaking at the Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore Pakistan.