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

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

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

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Artist List

A. Q. Arif
A. S. Rind
Abid Khan
Abrar Ahmed
A. R. Nagory
Aamir Kamal
Abdul Jabbar Gull
Abdullah Ali
Ahmed Khan
Ahmed Ejaz
Akbar Hafeez
Akram Spaul
Ali Abbas
Abid Aslam
Ali Azmat
Ali Farhan
Ali Hammad
Ali Mansur
Ali Saad
Amjad ali Talpur
Amna Hashmi
Amna Ilyas
Amra Khan
Anna Molka Ahmed
Arif Khan
Asad Faruki
Saeed Akhtar
Humayun Khan
Ali Sajid
K. Mehmood
Munawar Mohiuddin
Khalid Khan - KAAY
Sarfraz Musawir
Zahid Saleem
Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi
Mashkoor Raza
Adnan Baig
Hira Siddiqui
Sana Saeed
Rizwan Ali
Muhammad Sulaman
Amir Changezi
Hala Nasir
Mudassar Kazmi
Saba Haroon
Sana Nezam
Sanam Seema Mangi
Syeda Sadaf Rizvi
Ujala Hayyat
Ali Karimi
Faiz Supro
Syed Arsalan Naqvi
Zeynab Movahed
Anjum Ayaz
Hussain Jamil
Jibran Shahid
Komal Shahid Khan
Mahrukh Bajwa
Noormah Jamal
Sana Durrani
Sidra Asim
Al Firdous
Amber Munir
Aslam Kamal
Asma Khan
Irfan Qureshi
Kashif Khan
Mudassar Ali Zaib
Muneeb Ali
Muneeb Qureshi
Rasheed Butt
Rukhsana Mehmood
Wajid Yaqoot
Zulfiqar Ali
Zulqarnain
Asim Amjad
Maliha Azami Aga
Muhammad Arshad
Brishna Amin Khan
Erum Akhtar
Hafsa Faryal Khan Kayani
Hira Zubair Ghakar
M. Mohsin Shaikh
Muzna Mahmood
Sara Akram
Shahid Malik
Shanzey Mir
Qurrat ul Ain
Nyla Talpur
Anas Ghauri
Aneela Khursheed
Arif Changazi
Ashraf Heera
Aylia Adil
Bin Qullander
Farrukh Adnan
Nageen Yousaf Chaudhry
Rabia Tariq
Rahim Baloch
Ramsha Rubbani
Salman Hunzai
Tayyab Tariq
Zafar Iqbal
Zainab Mehmood
Zeeshan Ahmad
Usman Khalid
Raza Bukhari
Hussain Chandio
Akhtar Mummunka
Ayesha Farooq
Ayesha Butt