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Work Experience

Beaconhouse Head office, Lahore, Pakistan
November 2004 to date
System’s Manager Art Curriculum

  • Developing a visual Art curriculum for the Beaconhouse School System, from class 1 to class 8.
  • Training Art teachers in more than 150 schools of the system, all over Pakistan.
  • Teaching Foundation Course to all subject teachers
  • Teaching Studio Art to MA Art Education students

Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO
July 2003- December 2003
Expert Culture

  • Liaised for the restoration of rain-damaged sites in Mohenjodaro, Sindh, and the preservation of heritage sites in Pakistan such as the Sheesh Mahal, Lahore Fort, Lahore.
  • Revised and coordinated the Associated School Project Network, which involved establishing linkages between international and local schools, organizing interschool competitions, and strengthening communication and exchange between instructors.
  • Worked as a liaison between Pakistani government’s different ministries and educational institutions to publicize the job openings in UNESCO and provide information about different conferences held abroad.

Punjab University, Institute of Art and Design
December 1996- September 2002
Visiting Lecturer

  • Instructed students of MFA (Master of Fine Arts) and BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts). Courses included Drawing and Painting. 0
  • Conducted evening classes (drawing and painting) for mature age students belonging to different fields.
  • Organized exhibitions for art students and peers.

International School of Choueifat
September 1992- June 1996
Head of Department. Fine Arts

  • Designed the school syllabus for arts.
  • Taught drawing, painting and computer graphics to O and A Level students.
  • Organized Art clubs.
  • Arranged exhibitions for Art students

Lahore Grammar School
January 1988- September 1992
Head of Department, Fine Arts

  • Initiated, designed and taught O and A Level course in Fine Arts.

Punjab University, Department of Fine Arts
September 1985- December 1988
Visiting Lecturer

  • Taught History of Western Art and Painting (Landscape, Figure Composition, Portrait and Still-life) to Master of Fine Arts students.


  • Master of Fine Arts (Painting, 1st class 1st; Gold medalist) Punjab University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, 1st class) Punjab University, 1980
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development from The College of St Marks and St. John, University of Exeter. UK. (64% Marks; Merit 1st cohort and 75% marks; Distinction 2nd cohort) July 2007
  • Observer at the Certificate in Professional Studies in Education (Bradford University) May 2005

Training Workshops/courses (conducted)

  • SPELT Using Art to motivate language students Lahore
  • SPELT Enhancing writing skills through Art Lahore

In-house teacher training Art Foundation Course all over Pakistan (since 2012) In-house training workshop (on-going process since 2005 to date) for teachers on

  • Connecting with People
  • Meditation and Creativity
  • Teachers Foundation Course
  • Level of Intervention and Support in Art Education
  • Exploration in practices to encourage creativity
  • Classroom Management in Art
  • Use of visual Images as Educational Tools
  • Art Appreciation and Criticism
  • Importance of Art Curriculum
  • Lesson Planning in Art
  • Basics of Visual Arts
  • Media workshop on Techniques of Painting for the Asian Study Group, Islamabad 2004
  • Media workshop on Techniques of Painting for the Asian Study Group,
  • Islamabad 2003


  • NEXT: Invitation to attend Pakistani Art and Literature Project: "Pakistani Past & Contemporary Voices" Oslo, Norway June, 2016
  • SHIRO ONI STUDIO ART RESIDENCY, Onishi, Japan July 01 to July 31, 2015
  • Graniti Murale Artists Residency, Sicily, Italy 2014
  • Painted a mural of 3X14 meters
  • MULTIPOINT ´International Art Symposium 2012´ Nitra, Slovakia
  • July 2012 Invitation to attend the symposium and work there for 15 days
  • Global Arts Village New Delhi, India
  • November– December 2007, Artist at residence
  • Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts
October 2004

Visiting Lecturer and Artist

  • Talked to the senior students about Women’s role in Art, in Pakistan and A Pakistani’s Perception of Pakistan and US relationship
  • Delivered a lecture on Truck Art to the Art faculty and students.


  • NEXT: Group exhibition in Oslo, June, 2016
  • Group exhibition at Nomad on Women’s Day 2015
  • Solo Exhibition at a private gallery in Lahore, March 2013
  • Group Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey 2011
  • Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, March, 2010
  • Kanpur, India, Nov. 2008
  • Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, March, 2008
  • Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India, Nov. 2007
  • Pakistan National Council of Art, Islamabad, 2007
  • Art Exhibition on Indo-Pak friendship 2005
  • Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Sep. 2005
  • World Bank Building, Islamabad, Dec. 2003
  • Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Sep. 2003
  • All Pakistan Artists Annual Exhibitions, Islamabad, Since 1982
  • Punjab Artists Association’s Annual Exhibitions, Lahore, Since 1985
  • Slide show at MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), Sep. 2001
  • Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, May 2001
  • Annual Provincial Artists Exhibitions, Lahore, Since 1982
  • Biennale International Exhibition, ISP, Lahore, 1987

Voluntary Work

  • Work voluntarily at mentally handicapped children’s school.
  • Visit Old People’s Home in Lahore to spend time with the residents and help them when required.
  • Taught underprivileged children and adults from low income localities in Lahore to promote literacy.
  • Worked as a volunteer for the social uplift of women belonging to minority groups in Lahore, focusing on gender equality and self-sufficiency.
  • Conducted workshops for promotion of hygiene and basic health awareness.
  • Worked as a volunteer on Saturdays at the Mentally Handicapped Children School, Lahore.

Other Skills and activities

  • Made a Guinness Book of World Record of teaching the largest art class, 2014
  • Designed school book covers and calendar/diaries using children’s art work, 2005 - 2013
  • Held a competition of art on Going Green to develop awareness in school children, in more than 125 schools. 2012
  • Curated the largest ever exhibition in Pakistan of Children’s work at the national art gallery Alhamra in 2010 (approx. 1400 pieces )
  • Arranged several Art exhibitions for students of deferent schools and the Punjab University.
  • Diploma in Web Page Development, Overseas Pakistanis Science and Technology Center, Lahore 1999.
  • Certificate de Scolarite, Alliance Francaise de Lahore 1976.