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Biography:

Kiran Riaz (b.1988) is an international artist from Lahore Pakistan currently living in Dublin. Having grown up in an Eastern environment Riaz decided to move towards West. She got her education at the College of Art and Design Punjab Univeristy and received a BFA degree (First Class Honours) in 2010. Recently, she completed her Master in Fine Art at NCAD Dublin, Ireland. She also holds another Master degree in visual arts from Pakistan. Since last 8 years, she exhibited her works in Pakistan, Ireland, Miami, Glasgow, New York, Istanbul and Switzerland.

Statement:

“For me art is a part of any situation, In which we live, we endure, we survive and when we are experiencing this we make them meaning”.

Education:

2014 – 2016 – Masters in Fine Art Painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

2011 – 2012 – Gold medal in Masters Visual Art, College of Art and Design, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

2006 – 2010 –  First Class Honors in Fine Art Painting, College of Art and Design, Lahore, Pakistan.

Exhibitions:

2017–“Bristle: Hair and Hegemony”. Curated by Roision Kennedy, Niamh McGuinne and Aoife Ruane, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland.

2016 – “Collective memory” (the  past and future is ours). Curated by Anna Bauer & Benjamin, Glasgow, Scotland.

2016 – Longford art photography international Expressions exhibition, backstage theatre & centre for the Arts Longford, Ireland.

2016 – “Collective memory” (the  past and future is ours). Curated by Anna Bauer & Benjamin, Bushwick open studios, NYC.

2016 – MFA Degree Show, 101–103 James street, Dublin 8.

2015 – ‘We are nonetheless always under the influence of gravity.’ Curated by Lee Welch, NCAD Annex Building, Dublin.

2015 – ‘The State of Play,’ Masters Show at NCAD, Emmet House Dublin.

2014 – NCAD, “Exhibition MFA ADW ACW” Emmet House Thomas Street Dublin 8.

2014 – “A Journey of Resilience and success” (1940-2013) CAD, Alhumra Art Gallery, Pakistan.

2014 – “ANOTHER MINIATURE” at “Unicorn Art Gallery” Karachi, Pakistan.

2013 – SCOPE Basel, Switzerland.

2013 – Group Show, ‘‘Memories of the Future” at ‘’Alhamra Art Gallery’’ Pakistan.

2012 –” SCOPE Miami” America.

2012 – Contemporary Istanbul” International Art fair at “Istanbul”, Turkey.

2012 –”Vernissage The Mughal of Modern Times” Group show at “Jankossen contemporary Art Gallery in Basel’ ’Switzerland.

2012 – ’SCOPE Basel’ ’at’’Kaserne, Klein Basel Switzerland.

2012 – ’’Lifecycle Group show’’ at ‘’Jankossen contemporary Art Gallery in Basel’ ‘Switzerland

2012 – Art fair, at ‘’kunstart in Bolzano’’ Italy.

2012 – Participation at ‘’Sahahi hamam Gallery at Dehli Gate’’ Lahore.

2012 – Group Show, ‘‘Punjab Artist Association’’ at ‘’ Alhamra Art Gallery’’ Pakistan.

2012 – Participation ‘’Home & Housewares Expo’’, with ‘’the Drawing Studio’’ Pakistan.

2012 – Group Show, ‘‘Morning in Lahore’’ at ‘’ Tollionton Historical Museum’’ Lahore.

2012 – Group Show, ‘‘Day After Tomorrow’’ at ‘’Alhamra Art Gallery’’ Pakistan.

2012 – ‘’PUCAD Thesis Show’’ Lahore, Pakistan.

2011 – Participated ‘’The Picture Work’’ at Dublin.

2011 – Group Show, ‘’4 Artist’’ at “Minhas Art Gallery GCU” Lahore.

2011 – Participated ‘’9th Emerging Talent’’ at ‘’VM Art Gallery’’, Karachi.

2010 – “PUCAD Thesis Show” at “Tollionton Historical Museum” Lahore, Pakistan.

2010 – Group Show, “Art for Life” at “Alhamra Arts Council” Pakistan.

2010 – Group Show, ‘’New-s-Item’’ at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

2008 – Group Show, ‘’Fresh Cream’’ at ‘’Alhamra Art Gallery’’ Lahore, Pakistan.

2007 – Group Show, ‘’Mosaic Work’’ at ‘’Anna Molka Art Gallery’’ Lahore.

Artist talk:

2017, Artist talk, CAD Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan.

Awards:

2016 –  Shortlisted for Longford art Exhibition, Artist Award, Dublin, Ireland.

2014 – Awarded with “University Gold Medal”, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

2013 – National award by Alhamra Arts council in top 10 best artists in Pakistan.

2012 – Certificate of appreciation awarded  by Alhamra Art Council, Lahore, Pakistan.

2011 – Scholarship awarded by PUCAD to study Masters in Fine Art.

 

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