About

 

CREDENTIALS

  • Painting Exhibitions: Solo Exhibits since 1958
  • Pioneer Socio-Political painter in Pakistan
  • Paintings sold, auctioned and displayed at various international galleries, auction houses and museums including Asia House, Sotheby's, Bonhams and Asia Pacific Museum, Pasadena, USA
  • Exhibited Anti-Militarism and Violence, Censored in 1982
  • Extensive work on Anti-Martial Law, Anti-Dictatorship, Women Suppression, Anti-Violence, Minority Rights
  • Articles published in national dailies and international art journals
  • Read papers at art seminars
  • Received President's Pride of Performance Award in 2010

 

PAINTINGS
  • 1982: Anti militarism and violence exhibition
  • 1983: Anti martial law exhibition, sponsored by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists
  • 1986: Anti-dictatorship Exhibition, Indus Gallery, Karachi
  • 1988: Anti-dictatorship Exhibition, "Road to Democracy", held at Indus Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. Reviewed by Mark Finemann of the Los Angeles Times. Painted the evils of society by evolving new alphabet symbols for children, basing them on the events which took place in preceding two years. Bomb blasts, crime, dacoities, guns, heroin, Ojhri, Kalashnikov, rape etc. became new symbols of the alphabet
  • 1990: "I am you" Anti-violence exhibition, large hoarding for display on road side, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, participated by International Artists
  • 1990: "Women of Myth and Reality" exhibition at Indus Gallery, Karachi
  • 1992: Exhibition on minority, held at Chawkhandi Art Gallery, Karachi
  • 1994: Exhibition "Black amongst Blacks" held at Lahore Art Gallery, Lahore
  • 2004: Exhibition "Return to Sphinx" held at V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi
  • 2007: Painted series on Lal Masjid
  • 2007: Painted series on Supreme Court Crisis
  • 2010: Painted series on War in Tribal Areas

 

SERVICES
  • 1965-66: Lecturer, Dept of Fine Arts, University of Punjab, Lahore
  • 1966-67: Head of Fine Arts, Cadet College, Kohat
  • 1966-70: Education Officer, Pakistan Air Force
  • 1970: Founder Head of the Dept. of Fine Art at University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • 1985-1995: Professor, Fine Arts, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • 1983-86: Member BOG, National College of Arts, Lahore
  • 1984-85: Member NAHE, University Grants Commission (UGC), Islamabad
  • 1984: Chairman, Curriculum Committee, Art Teachers Training Programme, Ministry of Education, Islamabad
  • 1997-98: Advisor, Federal College of Art and Design, Jamshoro
  • 1996-1997: Director, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Ministry of Culture
  • 1998-: Member BOG, Shaukat Suriya College of Liberal Arts, Hamdard University, Karachi
  • 1998:Member BOG, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Ministry of Culture

 

EDUCATION
  • 1965: M.A. Fine Arts (Painting), University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan