Maliha Azami Aga

(with all the pain which that involves), it provides a kind of nourishment.” Kenneth Clark

It is the human form that inspires me…repeatedly. Of that, the face and in that, the eyes. I take the liberty to choose to paint what I feel passionately about; using my artistic license freely, where I can shuttle between the world of abstract free form and then confine myself in a straightjacket of truth to form and detail. It is a quiet challenge that I set up for myself; I am my own competition. The human form inspires awe and wonderment and could be seen as a celebration of love, a study of form or a meditation on the nature of art. The female face (and in particular, her eyes), calls into question her vulnerability, isolation, anxiety and introspection. It works on many levels; my own private and personal stance, the actor in the painting and the responses it evokes in the audience, depending on their sense of awareness and level of intellect. It may look like a simple portrait but it functions on many levels – personal, social, psychological, open to interpretation but above all to be enjoyed, simply for what it is!

• WORK EXPERIENCE
University College of Art & Design. University of the Punjab. Lahore. Pakistan.
(Formerly Dept. of Fine Arts)
• PRINCIPAL. College of Art & Design: April 2013 –June 2014
Associate Professor: December 2011 onwards.
Assistant Professor: 1997 – 2011
Lecturer: 1985 – 1997

Date of Birth: 1957-10-23 in Lahore, Pakistan.

Qualification: Master of Arts in Art Education (Major in Painting) University of the Arts. Philadelphia. PA, U.S.A. 1990. Graduated Summa cum Laude with a GPA of 4.0 M.F.A. Graphic Design Department of Fine Arts. The University of the Punjab. Lahore. Pakistan. 1982 First Class First Position. Gold Medalist. B.F.A. (Hons.) Graphic Design Department of Fine Arts. University of the Punjab. Lahore. Pakistan. 1981

Workshops Conducted:

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Artist List

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