"Exhibiting You" - Author

Masuma Halai Khwaja

City, State: Karachi, Sind
Languages: English, Urdu (fluent) Gujarati, Punjabi (conversational)
About Me:
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


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
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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