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    Born 1985, Lahore, Pakistan.
2011 – 2013   UCL – Slade School of Fine Art, London, U.K
Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) - Painting
2005 – 2008   National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA) – Miniature Painting
    Scholarship & Awards
    Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) (1st Class Honours Obtained) - Miniature Painting

Awarded full NCA scholarship for academic achievement throughout the degree

Awarded "Principal Honours Award" for excellent performance during the degree

Awarded "Haji Sharif Prize in Miniature Painting" - awarded to the top miniature painter in the graduating year

Awarded a "Brilliance Award" in the International Exhibition of Calligraphy

Awarded for winning 10 best works at "Refreshed" in the 5th Annual Young Artist Exhibition

Awarded for winning 10 best works at "Red Hot" in the 7th Annual Young Artist Exhibition
    Employment & Experience
October 2012 – June 2013   Student Duty Officer - The Victoria League (Student House), London, U.K
February 2012   Student Tour Guide For Short Listed Students Arrived For Interviews UCL - Slade School of Fine Art, London, U.K
June 2009 – January 2011   Lecturer, Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Responsible for subjects, Foundation Drawing, Fashion Drawing and Gems & Jewelry
  • Taught the incoming freshmen class and the second year students with emphasis on drawing skills
  • Responsible for preparing course outlines, delivering lectures, setting exams and acting as a main point of contact between the students and the faculty
    Residency Record
March 2012   The Trélex Residency, Trélex, Switzerland
One-month residency with Slade graduates
    Exhibition Record
Jan 2017   A Saucerful of secrets – Sanat Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
May 2015   Arjumand Painting Award – Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.
October 2014   Art Fair Dubai’ 2014 – Cross Borders Art Gallery, Dubai
November 2013  

Art Scene Galleries, Karachi, Pakistan.
Common Dimensions – The evolution of miniature painting in Pakistan.

October 2013


Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon.
Rising Stars - An exhibition displaying work from some of the finest graduates from UK art colleges in 2013

June 2013


Slade MFA/MA Degree Show, UCL, London.
Final group exhibition of MFA/MA students.

April 2013   &Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours - MALL GALLERIES, London
Open Exhibition 2013
February 2013   ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY (RWS), Bankside Gallery, London Selected in
Contemporary Water Colour Competition 2013
October 2012   Slade MFA/MA Interim Show, UCL, London
A group exhibition of MFA/MA students.
July 2012   One-Minute Video Show, UCL, London
A group exhibition of one-minute videos
February 2012   Mein, Karachi (Koel Gallery), Pakistan
A group exhibition
January 2012   Research Images Competition, UCL, London
An annual Cross-Disciplinary competition/exhibition for all graduate students and staff, arts or science based
April 2011   Red Hot, Lahore, Pakistan
7th Young Artists' Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramics and Graphic Arts
February 2011   Silsila, Karachi (Koel Gallery) & Lahore (Ijaz Gallery), Pakistan
A show of 20 studio RM Alumni
November 2010   NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Displayed work at an exhibition honouring the award of "Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature" by the French nation to Professor Naazish Ata-Ullah
November 2010   Running Parallel, Lahore, Pakistan
A two person show displaying new works by Hira Mansur & Nabila Yasmin
March 2010   Vision of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
A group exhibition of miniature paintings celebrating Pakistan day
December 2009   Vogue Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
A group show at the launch of the gallery
October 2009   Miniature Pakistane Contemporanee, Galleria Gomiero, Milan, Italy
A group show of 10 Pakistani artists to open the new contemporary department at Galleria Gomiero
July 2009   Pushing Boundaries, Lahore, Pakistan
An exhibition of National College of Arts graduates, who graduated with Honours and Distinction
June 2009   7th Emerging Talent Exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan
Showcasing exhibits by 2008 graduates from different art institutions from Pakistan
May 2009   Yousaf Raza Gillani, Lahore, Pakistan Commissioned to paint a portrait of Prime Minister of Pakistan, presented as a souvenir from NCA at the 11 Convocation
May 2009   Contemporary Miniatures, Lahore, Pakistan
A first Group Miniature Exhibition of top 10 aspiring artists of the country
April 2009   Refreshed, Lahore, Pakistan
5th Young Artists' Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramics and Graphic Arts
April 2009   Ocean, Karachi, Pakistan
Group exhibition of the top 5 graduates from the graduating class of Miniature painting from NCA
March 2009   Mapping the Journey, Lahore, Pakistan
Invited to display works alongside well-known, renowned artists from Lahore
February 2009   Amalgamation, Lahore, Pakistan
Invited to display works alongside 21 miniature-painting artists from across Pakistan
January 2009   Fresh Cream, Lahore, Pakistan
4th Young Artists' Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramics and Graphic Arts
January 2009   Trilogue, Lahore, Pakistan
An exchange and critic of Artwork between NCA, Harvard, and University of Berlin
November 2007   Alhamra, Lahore, Pakistan
Displayed work at an exhibition organized by Ghazali Education Trust
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