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Born in 1970, Gujranwala, Pakistan

B.A Fine Art (specialized in Miniature Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (1995)
UNESCO Bursary for young artists (1997)

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Memory/Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Unclaimed Territories, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Seeking, Seeping, Spreading, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, New York
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1996 Alliance Francaise Gallery French Center, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Conversations Across Cultures: South Asian Imaginaries, Columbia
University, New York, USA.
2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London
Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, The Williamsburg Art and
Historical Center, New York
2006 Gendering Details, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Karkhana, a contemporary collaboration, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
2005 Karkhana, a contemporary collaboration The Aldrich, Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Re-Inventing Narratives, La Galerie Mohamed el Fassi, Rabat, Morocco
2004 Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Karkhana Show, Rochedale, UK
Fine Art Resource Gallery, Berlin
2003 Siddhartha Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal
2002 Borderless Terrain, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Transforming Tradition: Contemporary Visions from Pakistan, World Bank Art Gallery,
Washington D.C.
United Nation Gallery, New York
2001 In an Exuberant and Profuse Manner, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2000 Pakistan Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, London; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK;
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
1999 International Exhibition of Common Wealth, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998 Sanskrit Kendra Village, New Delhi
1997 Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Centre Gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Gallery, Hong Kong


1995 1st Prize, Artist Association of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Distinguish Artist Award, Pakistan Art Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
1990 1st Position, Fine Art Exhibition, Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Born 1978, Jhelum, Pakistan

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, 2001
Mehmood is currently a lecturer in Fine Arts, Miniature Department, National College of Arts, Lahore

Lives and works in Jhelum, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Original Image May Vary, Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London

2006 Between Two worlds; Group show at Crow-eaters Gallery, Lahore
Beyond The Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Group show at Asia House and
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Partitions: Contemporary Art from India and Pakistan, Group show at HNTB
Architecture, Washington D.C
Group show of Miniatures at Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Lila/Play: Contemporary Miniatures & New Art from South Asia, Australia
Landscape: Places real and imagined, Group show at Alhamra Gallery, Lahore

2005 The Artist's Face, Self-Portraits of our Times, Gallery Rohtas 2, Lahore
Contemporary Miniatures, Crow-eaters Gallery, Lahore
Karkhana, A Contemporary Collaboration, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT, USA
(Exhibition would be traveling to Asian Art Museum)
Voices, World Bank Office, Islamabad

2004 Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Playing with a Loaded Gun, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Green Cardamom @ Hosains, London

2003 Karkhana, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK
Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, K3 – Project Space, Zurich
Playing with a Loaded Gun, Apexart, New York (catalogue)
Miniatures Pakistanaises, Masion d'Art Contemporain Chaillioux,
Fresnes, France (Catalogue)
New Voices, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Around Miniature, Chawkandi Art, Karachi

2002 Paintings from Pakistan, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran
Stepping Out, Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore
Group show of Miniatures, Ejaz Gallery, Lahore
Translations, Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore


2006 Demonstration of techniques of Miniature with Qamar Adamjee, Aldrich Museum CT, USA


British Museum, London UK
Fukuoka Museum of Asian Arts, Japan
Virginia Whiles, Curator and Art Historian
Salima Hashmi, Dean of BNU, School of Visual Arts, Lahore
Sajjida Haider Vandal, Principal National College of Arts, Lahore
Nazish Atta Ullah, Asst. Professor Printmaking, National College of Arts, Lahore