Hajra

Hajra is one of today’s most established leading Pakistani artists. With a Diploma in Fine Arts from Government College of Art and Craft, Lucknow in 1964, Hajra is thre recipient of numerous art awards including Karachi Arts Exhibition at Arts Council, Karachi in 1966 and in 1982, she got the First prize in Haidar Awards, conducted by Abasin […]

Mansoor Rahi

Mansoor Rahi is a senior painter born in 1939 in West Bengal. The artist graduated from Government College of Art and Craft in Dhaka and is known for his figurative Cubist paintings. Rahi held his first exhibition in 1957 and has exhibited extensively in Dhaka, Tokyo, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi etc. Mansoor Rahi has won several […]

Abrar Ahmed

Abrar Ahmed is an established painter and a renowned name in the art world. His illustrative paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely across Pakistan and abroad at leading art galleries. Abrar enjoys immense popularity amongst collectors. The artist has over a period of time developed an individual style and a new visual vocabulary that […]

Imran Mudassar

Imran Mudassar has Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Distinction from National College of Arts, and was awarded the Award of Excellence by Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore. He has shown in Art Hong Kong (2010), “Assemble Reassemble”, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2010). He has completed a residency at the Visual Art Collective (Khoj International […]

Safdar Ali Qureshi

Safdar Ali Qureshi graduated from the National College of Arts in 2005. Born in Larkana, Sindh, he is currently a visiting faculty member teaching miniature painting at the Centre of Excellence in Arts Design, MUET, Jamshoro. Safdar Ali Qureshi’s work involves a revival of traditional skills with the experimentation of contemporary viewpoints and technology. Safdar […]

Amjad Ali Talpur

    Amjad Ali Talpur trained in miniature from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He teaches and practices at Jamshoro Sindh and his grid miniatures explore themes of country, culture, history, mughal and Islamic identity. The artist’s socio-political miniatures have been widely exhibited internationally. 345

LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE 10 – 30 December 2014

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the late Master artist Laila Shahzada – a pioneer of modern art painting in Pakistan LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE (1926-1994) is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Pakistani Master artist Laila Shahzada on her twentieth death anniversary and features paintings from various series such as ‘Driftwood’, […]

Unver Shafi

  Unver Shafi is a painter of light and shade, large abstract works, urban fairytales, form and movement. The artist graduated in 1984 from Kenyon College, U.S.A. with a B.A. in English Literature. Well known for his Fabulist series. Unver’s work has enjoyed immense popularity amongst collectors. The artist’s paintings have been auctioned internationally including […]

M F HUSAIN

M F Husain is India’s most celebrated and internationally renowned painter of all times. Maqbool Fida Husain (born 1915 died 2011) was known as the Picasso of India. A self-taught artist, Husain was a prolific painter known for his various series including: Gaja Gamini, British Raj, depiction of Hindus gods & goddesses, Mother Teresa, Indian […]

Ayesha Durrani

Ayesha Durrani is a modern miniaturist. She graduated in 2003 from the National College of Arts with a BFA. Ayesha has held several international exhibitions including at Aicon Gallery New York and Gallery 27 Cork Street, London, Dubai, New Delhi etc. Ayesha Durrani draws out feminist topics through her work exploring themes of female bondage […]

Arsalan Naqvi

     Arsalan Naqvi is a Hyderabad based artist known for his portraits and depiction of rural life in interior Sindh. Arsalan has a Diploma in Fine Arts from Khana-e-Farhang Hyderabad (cultural centre of Iran). He draws men and women in charcoals and mixes watercolours in his paper drawings, often drawn on newspapers. Arsalan has […]

Sadequain

 Sadequain is Pakistan’s most renowned master artist. Sadequain’s paintings and murals are in major museums and organizations and he is considered a leading pioneer in modern Pakistani art movement. A number of publications are available on the life and art of Sadequain. The artist won several awards for his work including:Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 1960 from Government […]

S Safdar

S. Safdar was a prolific painter and always took part in group exhibitions besides holding about a dozen one-man shows of his work. He was born in Gujrat in 1924 and made sets for films in Bombay. The artist designed stalls and set up an art sketch club between the years 1940-47.  Quite often he […]

Shahid Rassam

Shahid Rassam studied at University of Karachi and has been exhibiting his paintings since 1991 at Mumbai, Dubai, Canada, across Pakistan. He has participated in several group and solo shows. Shahid Rassam’s paintings explore the mystical dimensions of time and human relationships.   192

Farrukh Shahab

Farrukh Shahab trained under the artist Eqbal Mehdi. Farrukh Shahab’s early work comprised of portraits, realistic and impressionist paintings. Over a period of time the artist developed his own unique style which echoed traces of cubism and and abstract expressionism.Farrukh has participated in several group and solo exhibition in Pakistan and internationally.   189

Bashir Ahmed

Bashir Ahmed was born in 1953 and was the department head of miniature department at the National College of Arts in Lahore. A distinguished artist Professor Bashir Ahmed has been a traditional miniature artist working in the original Persian and Mughal miniature techniques and training  generations of modern miniaturists. Book: Miniature painters, ‘Painters of Pakistan’ […]

Ali Azmat

Ali Azmat obtained an MFA with Gold Medal in 1998 and a diploma in drawing and painting from Alhamra Academy of Performing Arts, Lahore 1994. The artist paints the human form, his paintings are loaded with social commentary observing Pakistani culture, and politics and depict the human form in a realistic manner. The artist has […]

Masood A Khan

Masood A Khan (born in Kushtia North Bengal) studied English and Economics and later obtained a certificate at Mashkoor School of Art. He is a known watercolourist known for his individual style of creating thin transparent layered washes of watercolour on paper. The artist has won first prize at Italy’s Biennale of Chianciano, an international […]

Mansur Aye

Mansur Aye was born in 1941 and passed away in the year 2008. In his lifetime the artist executed several paintings, some of the themes included:  Moon-faced girls, stilll life, portraits of women and musicians at work. The artist was prolific and worked in pencil drawings, brush drawing, chemical drawings, water colour, mixed media, acrylic […]

Nahid Raza

Nahid Raza is a feminist painter. A graduate of the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts (CIAC in 1970) she is now a Principal at the same college. She held her first exhibition the same year, at the Goethe Institute. In the 80s Nahid’s work largely dealt with Baloch Chawkandi Tombs. With time the artist […]