Arif Khan

Solo Shows:
• Exhibition of Calligraphic Paintings at Ejaz Art Gallery Lahore. March 2006.
• Exhibition of Calligraphic Paintings at Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad. Jan 2009.
• Exhibition of Calligraphic Paintings at Nairang Art Gallery Lahore. April 2010.
• Exhibition of Calligraphic Paintings at Anna Molka Art Gallery, College of Art and Design University of the Punjab Lahore. April 2011.
• Exhibition of Calligraphic Paintings at Ze’Grill The Art Cafe Lahore. January 2012.
Group Shows:
• Reflections & Ramadan Retrospective. Exhibition of painters. Qatar 2010
Euphonic Pallettes. Exhibition of Indian and Pakistani painters. New Delhi, India. 2006

• Bombay, India. 2006
• Group Show of Pakistani painters at “Miraj Art Gallery”
• London, 2008
• Group Show of Calligraphic Paintings at Art Scene Gallery, Karachi 2009.
• Participated in All Annual Exhibition of Paintings organized by “Artists Association of Punjab”
• Calligraphic Paintings Exhibition organized by
• “Punjab Council of the Arts”, 2009.
• Group Exhibition entitled DIMENSIONS, at “Anna Molka Art Gallery” College of Art & Design PU, 2009.
• Travelling Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”, 2009.
• Group Exhibition at Revivor’s Galleria, 2009.
• National Exhibition of Calligraphy at “National Art Gallery” Islamabad, 2009.
• Group Show of Paintings at “Coopera Art Gallery, 2009.
• Travelling Exhibition organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”, 2008.
• Participated in All Annual Calligraphic Exhibitions organized by “Punjab Council of the Arts”.
• Participated in National Exhibition of Calligraphy at Gujranwala, 2008.
• ·Exhibition entitled Colors of Peace (Visual Arts Exhibition) organized by “Alaap” Aug, 2008.
• Group Exhibition at “Ocean Art Gallery” Karachi, 2008.
• Group Show of Calligraphic Paintings entitled Qat at
• “Ejaz Art Gallery”, 2008.
• Exhibition entitled A Tribute to Lahore organized by “Pakistan National Council of the Arts”, 2008.
• Group Exhibition at Hamail Art Gallery, 2007.
Exhibition entitled Lahore Art Scene at “Art Scene Gallery” Karachi, 2007.
• 5th PCG International Calligraphy & Calligraphic Art Exhibition at “Alhamra Art Gallery”, 2007.
• 9th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab” 2007.
• 8th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab” 2006.
• 7th National Show organized by “Artists Association of Punjab” 2005.
• National Calligraphic Exhibition organized by Ghazali Education Trust at “Alhamra Art Gallery” 2005.
• Exhibition entitled Art for a Noble Cause at “Ejaz Art Gallery” 2005.
• 4th PCG International Calligraphy & Calligraphic Art Exhibition at “Alhamra Art Gallery”, 2004.
• Group Exhibition at “Ejaz Art Gallery” Lahore, 2004.

Date of Birth: 1960-01-01 in Lahore, Pakistan.

Qualification: Qualifications: 1992 Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from College of Art and Design, University of Punjab, Lahore Awards And Prizes:
 • International Calligraphy Award ALBURDA, Dubai 2010. • Second Prize in “International Calligraphy Exhibition & Competition” Lahore, Pakistan. 2004 • 1st Prize in Poster Contest entitled “Heroine is a Curse”. • Silver Medal in a Poster Contest entitled “Children Want Peace”. • Second Prize in Poster Contest entitled “Pakistan Akhbar Ka Sahafat Mai Aik Saal” • Consolation Award in International Calligraphy Exhibition held in Iran. • First position in the portrait contest for “Saleh Iqbal”. • Third position in the portrait contest entitled “Quaid e Azam in National Dress”.

Workshops Conducted:

If painting is music, then I play it on my canvases. My calligraphic symphonies run in low keys, smoothly. Suddenly, they move into a higher pitch, with thick strokes to surprise....and then, just as suddenly, they resume their soothing melodies. This is how I work on my canvases. I subtly divide space by writing small pieces around the focal point and fill the focal point with a large word.

  • Arif Khan, Oil on paper, Size 20 x 14

    Code: AK 3

  • Arif Khan, Oil on Paper, Size 20 x 16 Inches

    Code: AK 2

  • Arif Khan, Oil on Paper, 11 x 20 Inches

    Code: AK 1