Born in Pakistan, 1979

Lives and work in Lahore, Pakistan.


2011 MFA painting, Slade School of Art, UK.

2002 BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore (Pass with Distinction)

Residencies and awards

2011 Finalist for the Catlin Prize

The Land Securities Studio Award.

Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL.

2006 Art OMI, New York, USA

Young Painter Award, Lahore Arts Council, Pakistan

2005 ROSL Travel Scholarship: Residency at Hospital Field, Scotland, UK

2004 Vasl Residency (Triangle Arts Trust), Karachi, Pakistan

2003 International Artist Camp, George Kyet Foundation, Sri Lanka

2002 Merit Scholarship National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Solo Exhibition

2013 Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai, India

2012 Solo presentation at the Hong Kong Art Fair

2009 “Rider” Green Cardamom London, UK

“Rider” Rohtas II Lahore, Pakistan

2008 Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

2007 Mid-career survey at Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, UK

VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 “Sacred Souls, Secret Lives” Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA

“Sacred Souls, Secret Lives” Green Cardamom, London, UK

Alhamra Art Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan

2004 Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaq Art Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Be a Man, Summaria Lunn art gallery, London.

2012 Creative Cities Collection at the Barbican Exhibition Hal London.

2012 Chosen, Artgate gallery NYC

2012 Catlin Prize, Londoncastle project space. London

2011 “Drawn from life” Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

2010 “Beyond the page” Asia Pacific Museum USA

“Drawn from life: drawing form” Green Cardamom gallery London, UK

2009 “Oog in oog” Speelhuilaan 171, Breda, The Netherlands

2008 “Nocturnal Songs” Alahmra Art Gallery Lahore, Pakistan

13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh

East – West Center Gallery Honolulu, Hawai, USA

2007 Inaugural Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

2006 12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh

“Curious Ties” The Lab Gallery, New York

2005 Scope Art Fair, London

9th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Lahore, Pakistan

2003 Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2001 Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Bibliography

“Enchanted life” Kavita Sigh (India Gallery Espace 2008)

“Journey of Spirit ” Salwat Ali, 2008

“Sacred Souls, Secret Lives” Eddi Chambers (London, Green Cardamom, 2006).

“Archaeology of Experience” Aasim Akhtar, The Friday Times (Pakistan), October 7-13, 2005

“When Success Comes Calling” Marjorie Hussain, Dawn (Pakistan) April 22, 2005

“The Divine Lover” Aasim Akhtar, News on Sunday (Pakistan), April 25, 2004

Museum Collection Includes

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

British Museum UK

Victoria and Albert Museum UK

Queensland Art Gallery Australia

Burger Collection Hong Kong

Creative Cities Collection, Beijing

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India