Additional information

Dimensions 28 x 22 in
Medium

Oil on Canvas

Orientation

horizontal

Palette

Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Orange, White

Artwork Price

$500-$1,000

size

Medium

Mussarat Arif

Mussarat Arif is a Karachi based artist who took her Diploma in Fine Arts (painting) from the Karachi School of Art in 1996. She married a fellow art student A.Q. Arif, and went on to teach her subject at the Institute of Arts and Crafts Karachi. She is an artist famed for the beauty of her calligraphic art working in the style of Kufic script while employing the contrast of bright coloration in delicate designs as contrast to the strong linear elements of the text.

Mussarat has shown her work to great acclaim in countries east and west. She has a number of solo exhibitions to her credit and her work is in great demand, but the artist will not compromise the integrity of her work with haste. Mussarat incorporates the freedom of contempory art into the classic medium, with textural effects consisting of mixed media and techniques. Experimental in approach, in her recent work the artist incorporated third dimensional elements to great effect.

ART EDUCATION

  • 1996 Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Karachi School of Arts
  • 1992 B.Sc in Home Economics from Rana Liaquat Ali Government College for Women, Karachi.

SOLO SHOWS

  • 2017       Artciti Gallery Karachi
  • 2012       Art scene Gallery Karachi.
  • 2010       The Collectors Galleria, Lahore
  • 2009       Art Scene Gallery, Karachi
  • 2005       V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2015       4 men show Chawkandi Art Gallery.
  • 2015       Group Show in Qatar.
  • 2014       Group Show in Jeddah.
  • 2013       Group Show in Italy.
  • 2013       Group Exhibition in Malaysia.
  • 2012       Two man Show Ejaz Art Gallery.
  • 2012       Group Show in  Jeddah.
  • 2012       Group Show in London.
  • 2012       Group Show in USA.
  • 2012       Liberted Dreame International exhibition Italy.
  • 2011       Artistic Fusion from Pakistan (Singapore).
  • 2011       New York Expo.
  • 2011       Pakistan Embassy UK.
  • 2011       Canvas Art Gallery Karachi.
  • 2010       Art Scene Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2010       Grandeur Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2010       Pakistan Artist's Show, Singapore.
  • 2010       Women's Day Exhibition at Russian Consulate, Karachi.
  • 2010       PNCA, Islamabad.
  • 2009       Interior of UAE, Abu Dhabi.
  • 2009       Index Exhibition, Dubai.
  • 2008       Group Show, Dubai.
  • 2008       Art Source Gallery, Qatar.
  • 2008   Woman Day Exhibition, Lahore.
  • 2007   15 Senior Artist’s Exhibition, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2006   20 Pakistan Artists Show, Hong Kong.
  • 2006   Action for Earthquake Victims, Hunar Kada, Karachi.
  • 2006   25 Senior Artist’s Show, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2006   Pakistan Artist’s Show, Singapore.
  • 2006   Islamic Centre London, UK.
  • 2004   Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2004   Native Art Gallery, Lahore.
  • 2004   V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2003   Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore.
  • 2002   The Art Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2001   PNCA Islamabad.
  • 2001   (Water Color) Show, Art Council, Karachi.
  • 1997   PNCA, Islamabad.
  • 1996   Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore.
  • 1996   Sadequin Art Gallery, Karachi.

  

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