Tradition, Technique, Technology - I

Miniature artists from Pakistan - Ayesha Durrani, Sumaira Tazeen, Amjad Talpur and Ahsan Jamal
July 16 - September 6, 2008
New York

AYESHA DURRANI

Born 1976, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Bachelor of Fine Arts "BFA" (Majors in Miniature Painting), National College of Arts Lahore (2003)
Bachelor of Arts "BA" (Majors in English Literature and Law), Jinnah College for Women Peshawar (1996)

The artist lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology – I; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
featuring Ayesha Durrani, Ahsan Jamal, Amjad A Talpur and Sumaira Tazeen, Aicon
Gallery, New York Cultural Bridges through ART, curated by cultural attaché to the
Ambassador, US Ambassador Residence, Islamabad
2007 IS, curated by Retroarts, Gallery 27 Cork Street, London
CONFIGURATIONS, Anant Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
2005 Crow Eaters Gallery, Lahore
Art Alive, New Delhi
Third Line Gallery, Dubai
Art-en-Chartreuse, France
Voices, World Bank office, Islamabad
VM Art Gallery, Karachi
2004 Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fakuka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Interpretations, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
Extensions, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
2003 New Voices, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

Residencies

2006 The Vermont Studio Centre, USA
2005 VASL, Karachi



SUMAIRA TAZEEN

Born 1973, in Hyderabad, Pakistan

B.F.A. in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (1996)

The artist lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007 Canvas gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan


Curated Exhibition

2008 Associated Metaphors: An Exhibition of Neo- Miniatures, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology – I; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
featuring Ayesha Durrani, Ahsan Jamal, Amjad A Talpur and Sumaira Tazeen, Aicon Gallery,
New York
Integration: A collaborative of IVS and Milestone Charitable Trust, IVS Gallery, Karachi,
Pakistan
Faculty Art/ 3, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Let's Draw the Line, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 The Subtext, curated by Niilofur Farrukh, New Art Gallery, Alliance Françoise De Karachi,
Pakistan
Dialogue with Tradition, Gallery's inaugural show, curated by Imran Qureshi, National Art
Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
The Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists, curated by Enrico
Mascelloni, Salima Hashmi and Duccio K. Marignoli, Museum of Fine Art,
Rouen, France
2006 Miniatures for 6/6: The Labyrinth, V M gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Faculty Art/ 2, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Miniatures for 12th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Faculty Art/1, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 The on going Dialogue, Foresight Art Centre, Amman, Jordan
The Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists, curated by Enrico
Mascelloni, Salima Hashmi and Duccio K. Marignoli, Gallery 26, Honolulu Academy of Arts,
Hawaii
Street Art Inspirits, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2003 Caravan Café: Central Asian Art show, Milan, Italy
National Exhibition, Islamabad, Pakistan
2002 Dish Dhamaka: An exhibition of satellite dishes, Gallery Amin Gulgee, Karachi, Pakistan
Chawkandi gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Aar Par: Exchange of public art between India and Pakistan,
Uraan: an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and Ceramics, Gallery Amin Gulgee, Karachi,
Pakistan
Crow Eaters gallery, Lahore
2001 Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, curated by Salima Hashmi, Athens, Greece and Warsaw,
Poland
Vasl artists show, Gallery Amin Gulgee, Karachi, Pakistan
Kara –Art, Alliance Françoise De Karachi, Pakistan
2000 National exhibition of calligraphy, PNCA, Islamabad, Pakistan
1999 Offset Portfolio Center, Islamabad, Pakistan American club, Islamabad, Pakistan
1998 Women artist exhibition, Zennini, Karachi
1997 Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Miniature show for Queen Elizabeth II, Gallery NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan Golden Jubilee exhibition, Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan
Kunj Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1996 Degree show, National College of Arts, Lahore
1995 Miniaturists, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

Workshops

2004 Workshop on teaching learning and assessment at TIP, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 Workshop on traditional gilding techniques, Victoria and Albert museum, London, UK
2001 Vasl, International Artist workshop, Gadani, Pakistan
1994 Workshop on Egg tempera painting by Andrew Young, American Artist at NCA, Lahore

Awards

2003-2004 Recipient of Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship by British Council Pakistan
2003 Visited University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology on Higher Education Link
program by British council Pakistan
1996 Haji Mohammad Sharif Award for Miniature Painting, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Gold medal for outstanding student, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
Name in Principal's Honors list, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
1992-96 Merit Scholarship holder, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan


AMJAD ALI TALPUR

Born 1979, Hyderabad, Pakistan

BFA in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore
Presently teaches at the Centre of Excellence in Art and Design (MUET), Jamshoro
The artist lives and works in Hyderabad, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology – I; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
featuring Ayesha Durrani, Ahsan Jamal, Amjad A Talpur and Sumaira Tazeen, Aicon Gallery,
New York
2007 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
Chawkhandi Art Gallery, Karachi
Nomeed Art Gallery, Islamabad
2006 French Embassy, Islamabad
Vm art gallery Karachi
2005 Thesis show, National College of Arts, Lahore
2003 Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore



AHSAN JAMAL

Born 1975, in Jhang, Pakistan

BFA in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore (2003)
The artist lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2004 Kaho Na piyar Hai, solo show of works, Khoj Studios, New Delhi

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology – I; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
featuring Ayesha Durrani, Ahsan Jamal, Amjad A Talpur and Sumaira Tazeen, Aicon Gallery,
New York
2007 Sohani Dharti, organized by VASL, Arts council of Pakistan, Karachi
Trade Union, curated by Qudus Mirza, Zahoor ul ikhlaq Gallery, Lahore
Outside the Cube, curated by Atteqa Ali, National Art Gallery, Islamabad
Dialogue with tradition, curated by Imran Qureshi, National Art Gallery, Islamabad
2006 Talespinning: storytelling in art, curated by Atteqa Ali, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore
Partitions, Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan and India, curated by Dr. Koli
Banik, HNTB Gallery Washington, Washington D.C.
Places Real and Imagined, curated by Atteqa Ali at Alhamra, The Mall, Lahore
Lila/Play: Contemporary Miniatures and New Art from South Asia, curated by Haema
Sivanesan, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Contemporary Chronicles in Miniature Art from India & Pakistan, curated by Sushma Bahl &
Humaira Abid, Art Alive, New Delhi
2004 Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, curated by Virginia Whiles, Fukuoka Asian
Art Museum, Japan
Interpretations, curated by Imran Qureshi, Rohtas 2, Lahore
Interpretations, curated by Imran Qureshi, Rohtas Islamabad
Extensions, Canvas Art Gallery Karachi
2003 Surrounded By, Miniature Paintings Thesis Project, NCA, Lahore
2000 National Millennium Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts, Alhamra Art Gallery,
Lahore
1998 Colors of Heritage, organized by Palette of Pakistan, Singapore
13th Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture & Graphic Arts, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
1996 11th Annual Art Exhibition, Lahore Art Council, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
All Pakistan Exhibition of Paintings, Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Lahore Art Council, Alhamra
Art Gallery, Lahore
1995 National Art Exhibition, Lahore Art Council, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
Young Artists Exhibition, Lahore Art Council, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore