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Masuma Halai Khwaja

About Me:

Education:
BFA in Fine Arts (Distinction) from National College of Arts Lahore.


Solo Shows:

1993: The Invisible Shroud: Gallery Rohtas Islamabad

2005: Womanhood: Canvas Gallery Karachi.

2007: Identity Crisis: Canvas Gallery Karachi


Group Shows:

2008: The Road Less Traveled – Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre

2007: Faculty Art 2 - Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi

2006: Beyond the Veil- Art from Pakistan – Alliance Francaise Singapore

2006: Faculty Art 1 – Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi

2002: Here’s Lookin’ at Ya – Canvas Gallery Karachi

1999: Art Fest- Sheraton Hotel Karachi

1997: Group Show of Punjab Artists-Al Hamra Arts Council Lahore

1996: 7th National Exhibition- Pakistan National Council of Arts Islamabad

1994: Group Show of Prominent Pakistani Artists- Al Maty Kazakhastan

1994: 13 Women Artists – Gallery Rohtas Islamabad

1993: 6th National Exhibition- Pakistan National Council of Arts Islamabad

1992: Group Show of Young Pakistani Artists- National Art Gallery Islamabad

1991: Gallery Rohtas Islamabad

1991: Through a Woman’s Eye- National Art Gallery Islamabad


Awards:

1994: Gold Medal by South Asia Publications for Achievements in the Field of Fine Arts

1993: Sadequain Award

1992 Sadequain Award

1987 Sindh Scholarship, for Outstanding Students, National College of Arts, Lahore
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1986 Sindh Scholarship for Outstanding Students, National College of Arts, Lahore
.
1979 Gold Medal for Best Artist, Child Art Festival, Goethe Institute Karachi.





Work Experience:

2004- Present: Teaching Drawing and Painting to Third and Final Year Students
At the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi

2005&6: Thesis Instructor, Painting, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi

1996-2001: Assistant Teacher, History and Heritage Program- National College of Arts Lahore

2001: Coordinator- History and Heritage Program- National College of Arts, Lahore

1998: Art Teacher, O’ Level Classes, Lahore Grammar School

!991-1992: Visualiser R-Lintas Advertising, Karachi




Selected Catalogues and Reviews:

2007 Innovativeness in Theme and Medium; Asif Noorani, Dawn, Metropolitan, Nov.9 p.18

2007 Identity Through Painting; Ramya Sarma, Daily News and Analysis India, Salon, Nov.16

2007 Contrasting Cultural Icons; Marjorie Husain, Dawn, Gallery, Nov.17, p.4,5

2006 Beyond the Veil: Art from Pakistan; Mohsin S. Jafri

2006 The Singapore Debut; Asif Noorani, Oct. 21, 2006, p.8

2005 Combining Cerebral With Emotional; Asif Noorani, Star Weekend, Oct. 15, 2005, p.1
.
2005 Looking at the Work of Masuma Halai; Marjorie Husain, SHE, Oct, 2005, p.66

2005 Woman speak; Salwat Ali, Newsline, Oct.2005 p.14

2004 Kunst und Kirche: Vom Verhullen, Verstecken und Bedecken; Christine Bruckbauer, p.246

1997 Pakistan: 50 Years, an Art Retrospective; A.B.N. AMRO Bank, C.D. Rom

1996 7th National Exhibition of Visual Arts; P.N.C.A. p.64

1995 Interview; Behram Tariq, The Muslim Apr.14 1995 p.3

1995 Painters of Pakistan; S. Amjad Ali p.54

1994 Star Girls and Women; South Asia Publications p.94

1993 The New Breed; Mona Ghayur, SHE, Apr.1993, p.52

1993 Painting the Plight of Pakistani Women Sahar Ali, The News, You, Feb 1993 p.26

1993 Bound by Tradition; Musfirah Altaf, The Friday Times, Jan .28- Feb.3 1993 p.11

1993 The Portrayal of Unseen Chains; Farahnaz Haider, The Star, Feb.25 1993 p.4

1993 All Wrapped Up; Aasim Akhtar, The Herald, Feb.1993 p.162

1993 Captive Women; Anis Mirza, Dawn, Tuesday Review, Feb 9- 15 p.20

1992 Voice of the Young; Behram Tariq, The Nation, Friday Review, Jul.10 1992.p.15

1991 Through a Woman’s Eye; Anis Mirza Dawn Tuesday Review Mar.26- Apr.1 1991, p.19

1991 Creativity and Women Painters; Musarrat Nahid Imam, The Muslim Feb. 21, 1991, p.8





Personal Information:


Date of Birth: 21st May 1967

Place of Birth: Karachi

Nationality: Pakistani

Languages Spoken: Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi and English


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