SALMAN TOOR

Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1983 and living and working in Brooklyn, New York, Toor received his Masters of Fine Art (Painting) at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2009. Toor’s works have ranged in style from meticulously executed nineteenth century-style history painting to loosely painted and abstracted figuration employing design elements and visual language from both Eastern and Western pop culture. He has had several solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Pakistan and has been featured both as an artist and a writer in publications such as ArtAsiaPacific, Wall Street International, The Express Tribune, and The Friday Times.

Select Group Exhibitions
2015 Eat Pray Thug, Aicon Gallery, New York
2014 Wretch, Honey Ramka, New York
2013 Cinephiliac: Art Transcending Technology and Motion, Twelve ‘Gates Art Gallery’, Philadelphia
2013 Return of The Native, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore
2012 Stop, Play, Pause, Repeat, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
2010 All about Us, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2009 Wounds, Aicon Gallery, London
Purdah: Body Matters, The Halvai Gallery, New York
Exchange Show, Montclair University MFA Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
Pratt MFA Thesis Show, Stueben Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
I Think The Word Is Dignity, Lumenhouse Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Skin Deep, Kips Gallery, New York
2008 Pratt in Lucca, Piazza del Anfiteatro, Lucca, Italy

Select Solo Exhibitions
2015 Salman Toor: Drawings from ‘The Electrician’, Honey Ramka, New York
2014 Close Quarters, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2013 The Happy Servant, Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 I ♥ Kitsch, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore
2010 New Paintings, Canvas Gallery Karachi
2009 Three Paintings, The Cultural Center, Kahlo Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst Massachusetts
2008 Look See, Studio O, Lahore
2005 The Return of the Real, Alhambra Arts Council Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan