Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 shell[skin] Koel gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2010 AFTER IMAGES - from the Ash archive 2007 - 2009, Rothas 2 gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2009 AFTER IMAGES - from the Ash archive 2007 - 2009 Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 New Works, Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 Future Lines, Drawing Installation, offthemap gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005 Oration Installation, offthemap gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004 Darr: 37 Conversations Video installation, Centre A gallery, Vancouver (catalog)
2004 Works in Progress The Other Gallery, the Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2001 Works on Paper IWSGS, University of Toronto, Canada
2000 New Works Chawkandi Art, Gallery. Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Drawings Artists Residency at Gasworks Studios, London, UK
1997 New Works Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC, Maryland, USA
2014 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, Jack Olsen Gallery, Northeren Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois USA
2014 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, Gettysburg Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
2013 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, The String Room Gallery, NY, USA
2013 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, Harris Art Gallery Galleries, CA, USA
2012 Out of Rubble,  curated by Susanne Slavick, Bowling Green State University Galleries, OH, USA
2012 30th Anniversary Celebration,  National Gallery of Art, curated by Quddus Mirza, Islamabad, Pakistan
2012 Out of Rubble, curated by Susanne Slavick, The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown State University, PA, USA
2012 Qualia, or the feel of steel, curated by Ingrid Mayrhofer, Centre[3] gallery, Hamilton, Canada
2011 OUT OF RUBBLE, SPACE gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
2011 NO GLORY, Form + Content gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2011  Leaning Towards Collapse, Two Person Show, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011  10 YAC, 10 YEARS + COUNTING
2010 June 19 - August 15, 2010  Empire of Dreams: Phenomenology of the built environment, curated by David Liss. The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
2010 The Rising Tide, curated by Naiza Khan. The Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan
2009 Upper Management, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
2007 Double Consciousness, curated by Vicky Clark, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA USA
2007 Post Object, curated by Deepali Dewan, Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T Scarborough, Canada
2007 Moving Ahead, National Gallery of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan
2005 Beyond Borders, curated show, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
2003 LAAL, the passion of Zahoor Ul Akhlaq, curated show, Mississauga Art Gallery, Canada
2002 Interrogating Diversity, curated show, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, USA
2001 The Takhti Exhibition, Galerie Sadeqain. Curated show, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 VASL International Artists Workshop, Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2000 Pakistan: Another Vision curated exhibition. Brunei Gallery, London, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK, Center of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK. Hot Bath Gallery, Bath, UK. Victoria Art Gallery, UK
1999 9th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Invitation)
1997 Open Wounds, Eicher Gallery, two-person show. New Delhi, India
1996 Fifty Years Celebration, Lahore Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan
1995 Tampered Surface, curated exhibition of six artists (touring for 2 years) Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK. Oldham Art Gallery, UK. Middlesborough Art Gallery, UK. Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, UK. Blue Court Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1994 The Intelligent Rebellion, Curated exhibition (touring various venues) Cartwright Hall Bradford, UK
1993 Group show, The National Gallery of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan
1993 Group Show, Ziggurat Gallery Karachi, Pakistan
1992 Two-Person Show, Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2012 International Studio and Curatorial Residency (ISCP), New York, USA. Funded by the Ontario Art Council
2008 Vermont Studio Center, full fellowship
2006 Santa Fe Artists and Writers Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA. Funded by the Joan Mitchell Grant
2004 Intra- nation thematic residency. The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Funded by the Banff Center for the Arts and the Ontario Art Council Chalmers Professional Development Grant.
2001 VASL Workshop twelve Pakistani artists and ten international artists, participated at Gaddani, Pakistan
1999 Gasworks Residency, London UK. Funded by Visiting Arts and Charles Wallace Trust. Three months residency
Reviews (partial list)
ART NOW Contemporary Art of Pakistan, Out of Her Shell, In Her Skin, by Amna Iqbal, January, 2015
TNS, the News on Sunday, Return of the Native, by Quddus Mirza, December 14, 2014
StarTribune, Art Spotlight: Commemorating a decade of war, by Mary Abbe, September 8, 2011
Canadian Art, Empire of Dreams: City Sounds, by Sky Goodden, July 22, 2010
The Globe and Mail, Buildings with very modern feelings, by R.M. Vaughan, July 09, 2010
Asia Art Archive, Asian Canadian Art Matters, by Alice Ming Wai Jim, July, 2010
Toronto Star, MOCCA: A vision of the city, warts and all, by Murray Whyte, June 23, 2010
Nukta Art. The Pakistani Diaspora: A Home Perspective, by Amra Ali, Volume 5, Issue 2, October 2010
Nukta Art, A Mediated Space, by Amra Ali, Vol. 5 - ONE - 2010
Newsline, Living in a Third Space, by Salwat Ali, January 2010
The News, City scrape, by Quddus Mirza, 2010
Dawn, Negotiating the Mediated Image, by Salwat Ali, 2010
Dawn, COLUMN ART: Framing Art, by Niilofur Farrukh, 2008
Nukta Art, Volume 2 - Issue 1,  Sites of Anxiety: Samina Mansuri, by Niilofur Farrukh, April 2007
Dawn (The Review),  A State of Flux, by Salwat Ali, January 2007
Reading Toronto, 2006 07 19 Angle of Incident 12: Off the Map, by Gary Michael Dault, 2006
Dawn (The Review), Women Painters: Going Places, April 2002
Art pages (review), U.K., Pakistan: another vision 2001
Newsline Writ in the Elements by Amra Ali, March 2001
Libas International Magazine, An Artistic Terrain, by Niilofur Farrukh Vol.13 issue 2, 2000
Dawn (The Review)The Art of Different Worlds by Niilofur Farrukh, May 2000
The Herald Playing with Ambiguities  by Dr. Akbar Naqvi, March 2000
The News A Work of Multiple Implications by Salwat Ali, March 2000
Friday Times, Underground Art by Naiza Khan, February 2000
Dawn (The Review) Life Lines by Marjorie Husain March 2000
Art India Magazine, Breaking Away from the Past by Quddus Mirza Vol.3 issue 1, Jan.1998
Art India Magazine, Addressing Contemporary Concerns by Iftikhar Dadi, Vol.3 issue 1, 1998
The News The Mystery of Self-Exploration by Hameed Zaman, September 1997
Dawn (The Review) Exploding Root by Marjorie Husain, September 1997
The Herald Creative Tension  by Dr. Akbar Naqvi, September 1997
Newsline A New Root  by Niilofur Farrukh, October 1997
Third Text, UK. Review of Tampered Surface by John Holt, 1996
Art Monthly, UK, Tampered Surface by Eddie Chambers, October 1995, No.190.
Event, UK, review of Tampered Surface by Alison Edmonds, November 1995
Newsline A Brush with the Past by Salima Hashmi, August 1997
The Nation Art Walk by Uzma Durrani, August 1997
The Herald Closed Circuits by Dr. Akbar Naqvi, November 1996
Dawn Magazine The New Pakistani Woman in Bradford  by Gregory Minissale February 1995
Dawn (Tuesday Review) An Intelligent Rebellion by Zafar Masud, June 1995
Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 1993 Published by Bangladesh Shilipkala Academy, 1993
Newsline Westward Hue, by Niilofur Farrukh, June 1993
The Herald Subtle Interplay,  by Dr. Akbar Naqvi, May 1993
Dawn Sculpture: The Debate Goes On,  by Hameed Zaman, May 1993
The Friday Times, A Curious Cohesion,  1993
Newsline Brave New Woman,  by Niilofur Farrukh, January 1993
The Star  Five is a company,  by Amra Ali, May 1993
The Herald Strange Fruit,  by Dr. Akbar Naqvi, January 1993
Exhibition Catalogs (partial list)
2010 ONE HOUR EMPIRE Issue 3, 2010 Impulse [B:] and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
2007 Post Object Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto
2004 DARR: 37 conversations Samina Mansuri, exhibition brochure,
Centre A gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000 Pakistan: Another Vision. Fifty years of Painting and Sculpture in Pakistan.
Edited by Timothy Wilcox. Collaboration with Arts in the Islamic World and Asia House UK
2001 Celebrating the spirit of the arts in Pakistan, The Takhti exhibition, Pakistan
1997 Mappings: Shared Histories…a Fragile Self. Exhibition catalog Eicher Gallery, Delhi, India
1995 An Intelligent Rebellion Exhibition catalog, by Bradford Metropolitan, UK
1995 Tampered Surface exhibition catalog, Huddersfield and Oldham Art Galleries, UK
1996 Between the Visible and Invisible, International Education Workshop, Pakistan
Books (partial list)
2011 Out of Rubble Edited by Susanne Slavick. Text by Susanne Slavick and Holly Edwards, published by Charta
2010 Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia by Iftikhar Dadi. The University of North Carolina Press, USA
2009 New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US by Gita Rajan, Shailja Sharma. Stanford University Press, USA
2008 Journeys of the Spirit: Pakistani Art in the New Millennium. Foundation for Museum of Modern Art, in association with Pakistan National Council of the Arts.
2008 Art and Asia Pacific Volume 3, Fine Arts Press.
2007 Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan by Yashodhara Dalmia and Salima Hashmi. New Delhi, Oxford University Press
2006 Mapping ArtSouth Asia, Shisha, Manchester, UK
2006 West Coast Line, Volume 40 Issue 1-4
2003 Art of India: Prehistory to Present, Frederick M. Asher, Encyclopaedia Britannica (India)
2002 Unveiling the Visible: Lives and works of women artists of Pakistan, Salima Hashmi, ACTIONAID Publisher
1999 Beyond the Future: the third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Jennifer Webb, Queensland Art Gallery
1999 Image and Identity: Fifty years of Painting and Sculpture in Pakistan, Naqvi, Dr. Akbar, Oxford University Press. Pakistan
1997 50 Years of Visual Art in Pakistan, Sangemeel Publications, Pakistan
1995 Painters of Pakistan, S. Amjad Ali, National Book Foundation, Pakistan
Selected Achievements and Honors
2016 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artist Grant
2015 Canada Council travel grant
2012 Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Long Term Grant
2012 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant
2012 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artist Grant
2011 Ontario Arts Council National and International Residency Grant
2010 Canada Council Art Bank collection
2010 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition grant
2009 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artist grant
2009 Canada Council travel grant
2009 Ontario Arts Council exhibition grant
2009 Canada Council project grant
2008 Canada Council travel grant June 2008
2008 Carnegie Mellon University The Sally Gehl Award
2006 Canada Council travel grant (December)
2006 Canada Council travel grant (April)
2006 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition grant
2006 Ontario Arts Council Artists in Education grant
2005 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, Visual artists grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council, The Chalmers Professional Development Grant
2004 Ontario Arts Council Artists in Education grant
2003 Ontario Arts Council Artists in Education grant
2002 Ontario Arts Council Artists in Education grant
2001 Takhti Exhibition, Curatorial group. Galerie Sadeqain, Pakistan 2001
2000 Founding member, working group and participant of VASL International Artists’ Workshop.
1996 Between The Visible and the Invisible, National College of Arts, Lahore.
International Education Workshop
Works in public and private collections in Pakistan and abroad
2012  Access Ignites
Keynote address, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
2010  Kate Mc Quillen and Samina Mansuri
Dorkbot, Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Center, Toronto, Canada
2010  Empire Of Dreams Live, Panel Discussion, Artists and the Built Environment.
Moderated by Ann MacDonald, Director/Curator, Doris McCarthy Gallery.
Panelists: Empire of Dreams artists Sara Graham, An Te Liu, Samina Mansuri and MOCCA Artistic Director and Curator, David Liss.
Drake Underground, Toronto, Canada
2010  Artist Talk - Beacon House University, Lahore, Pakistan
2009  Artist Talk - FOMMA-Art History Resource Center, Karachi, Pakistan
2009  Artist Talk - Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada
2008  Artist Talk - University of North Dakota, USA
2006  Artist Talk - Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Ontario
2004  Artist Talk - Centre A gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2001  Artist Talk - IWSGS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2001  Artist Talk - University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada
2001  Artist Talk - VASL, Gaddani, Pakistan
1999  Artist Talk - Gasworks, London UK
1995  Artist Talk - Tampered Surface, Huddersfield, UK
OCAD University, Ontario, Canada
2010 - 2012
University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Digital Media and Images and Studio Practice and Ideas/Time-Based
2011 and 2005
Community Project with the Red Tree Artists Collective
Courses co-taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Pre-college Drawing. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Art Projects in Toronto Public Schools with the support of Ontario Art Council Artists in Education grant, Inner City Angels and Learning Thorough the Arts (LTTA)
Faculty Fine Arts,
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.
Degree offered: BFA
Department: Fine Arts
Subject: Foundation Drawing (undergraduate)
Subject: Junior, Sophomore and Senior year Painting (undergraduate)
2009 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA (MFA)
1985 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA. (BFA with honors) Recipient of Pratt International Scholarship and R.H. Burcher Scholarship
1990 New York Studio School, New York. USA (1988-1990)


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