I have studied miniature painting from National College of Arts, Lahore. With traditional painting the presence of fabric/cloth is obvious in my work. fabric partially veils miniature Indian drawings on paper to the large classical Roman and Greek sculptures. I have introduced the method of deconstructing the traditional artist material, canvas, and the found objects made of fiber, in the most minimal way that is the reverse of weaving. Furthermore, by un-knitting, the garments becomes soft sculptures that reveals body inside and the natural fibres from which they are made of.
Artist Bio / CV
Education: 2006/2007-Post Graduation Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of Arts London
1998/2001-BFA-National College of Arts, Lahore,
Prizes: 2007-Student Artist, Celeste Art Prize, London, Merit scholarship NCA 1999 to 2001
Art fairs: 2008-Arte Fiera di Bologna Italy, 2007- Preview Berlin, 2006- Toronto Art Expo
Selected Exhibitions:2007- Speculum Mundi, Galerie Davide Gallo, BerlinVideo Cuts’ Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and Video Cuts’ at Window 204, BristolA Thousand and One Day’ Musee des Beaux Arts of Rouen, FranceHoneymoon Phase’ Lauderdale House, LondonInhabiting new spaces’ Kingsgate Gallery, London2006- Isolation’ at Artist Studio, OX-Bow Summer School of Art Institute of ChicagoVideo Cuts at Lecture Theater, CSM, LondonThree dimensions of Thread’ instillation, Project Room, Byam Shaw@ CSM, LondonLayering’instillation, Project Room, Byam Shaw @ CSM, London2005- A Thousand and One Day’ Academy of Arts, HonoluluExhibition of miniature painting’ Art-en-Chart House, France2004- Contemporary Miniature Painting’ Asia Gallery B, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, JapanPlaying with the loaded gun’ Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, GermanyExhibition of painting and calligraphy’ National Museum of Art, Bahrain2003- Playing with the loaded gun’ Apex Art, NYExhibition of Contemporary Miniature Painting’ K-3 Project Space, ZurichExhibition of Contemporary Miniature Painting’ Maison d’ Art Contemporian Chaillioux, FranceNegotiating Borders’ Siddhartha Art Gallery, Katmandu2002- Around the Miniature’ Canvas Gallery, KarachiTranslation’ two person show at Rohtas II, LahoreThe Next Generation' an exhibition of works of young Women artist at Rohtas Gallery, IslamabadDistinction & Honours Show’ Zahor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore Residencies2006- Artist in Residency at Ox Bow-The Summer School of Art Institute of Chicago2004- Artist in Residency at “Omi International Artist Residency” NY
Gallery Representation: Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin