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Education

2013 PhD Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London (UK) – “Drawing on tradition: The recognition and relevance of the elements of Persian, Mughal and Pahari drawing and painting in contemporary art practice.”
1976-77 Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford (UK)
1974 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Department of Fine Arts, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1972 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) Department of Fine Arts, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Work Experience

1975 Lecturer in Drawing and Painting at the Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Exhibitions

2014 63rd Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
2013 Degree Show at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London.
2010 Paintings exhibited at the National Gallery alongside the exhibition “The Indian Portrait 1560-1860,” London
2008 61st Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
2007 60th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
2005 – 2007 International Travelling Exhibition: “Building a Tradition: The Work of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts,” The National Building Museum, Washington, DC, (2005-2006), King Abdul Aziz Historic Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2006), Sultan Taj Palace, Cairo (2006-2007)
2004 Interim Show and exhibition of the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts, at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London
2003 Interim Show at the School of Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts, at the Prince’s Foundation, London
2002 Group Exhibition at the Kufa Gallery, and the Best of British Islam, Arrum Gallery, (2002-3)
2001 55th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
2000 54th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
Open Studio, No.2 Cooper House, London
2000 Solo Exhibition at the ‘Chawkandi’ Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
53rd Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London 1999 52nd Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1998 51st Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1997 7th National Exhibition of Pakistan Visual Arts, Islamabad, Pakistan
1996 49th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London Group Exhibition at the Silverthorne Studios, London
1995 48th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1994 95th Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Solo Exhibition of paintings at The Barbican, London
Exhibition of Three Pakistani Women Artists, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford
1993 46th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1992 45th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1991 44th Annual Exhibition of the Chelsea Art Society, London
1989 Pakistani Women Artists Exhibition at the National Council of Arts, Islamabad, Pakistan
1988 Group Show at the ‘Chawkandi’ Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1987 Group Show at The Art Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi,Pakistan
1986 “Art Festival” group exhibition of six artists at the Art Council, Karachi, Pakistan
1985 5th National Art Exhibition, National Council of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
1984 Group Show at the American Art Centre Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1983 Group Show at the American Art Centre Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1982 Group Show at the American Art Centre Art Gallery, Karachi,

Awards & Honours

2002 Muslim Achievement Award in Art and Culture, House of Lords, London, England
1983 First Prize (Abstract Painting) Artists of Sind Competition, organised by the Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan
1974 Gold Medal for achieving the First Position in MFA, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1972 Merit Scholarship (BFA) University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1971 First Position in Fine Arts (Life Drawing) competition at the Annual Gathering of All Pakistan Talented Students, Lahore
1965 Best Watercolour Painter award, Lahore College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
1964 Fine Arts Award, Convent of Jesus & Mary, Lahore, Pakistan

Societies & Committees

2008 Member of TIMA, The Islamic Manuscript Association, Cambridge (UK)
2000 Member of the Chelsea Art Society, London, UK
1986-9 Member of the Fine Arts Committee, the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan