Irfan Hasan

December 2016

Irfan Hasan graduated from National College of Arts, majored in Indo-Persian miniature painting in 2006. He received numerous awards including “Distinction” award in thesis project,  “Best Young Painter” from Punjab Arts Council in 2007 and 2008 and Commonwealth Connection International Fellowship. He also attended residencies including Art OMI, New York, Storefront Artist Project, Massachusetts, VASL, Karachi, and Commonwealth Connection International Fellowship at GCAC, Kolkata. He has been teaching since 2007. He taught at Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi for 6 years. He is currently teaching at National College of Arts, Lahore.

Hasan has held several solo projects and group shows nationally and internationally. For the last few years his practice is highly captivated by classical European portraiture and figurative painting. He also conducts the workshops of Indo-Persian miniature painting at his personal studio. He lives and works in Lahore.

Recent Activities

Solo Exhibitions
“The Children of Ambiguity” | Canvas Gallery Karachi.
“Courbet to GudRung” | Grosvenor Gallery London.
“After” | Canvas Gallery Karachi.
The Social “Animals” | Koel Gallery Karachi.
Commonwealth Connection International Artist Residency 2010 show GCAC Kolkata and Rajya Charukala, Parshad, Department of Information & Cultural Affairs, Kolkata, India
“Decoded” | The Drawing Room Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
“Coded” (Travel Solo Show) | IVS gallery Karachi and Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan
“U-Turn” Annual Thesis Show | National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Group Exhibitions (Selective)
“Go Figure” curated by Salman Toor, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA.
“Silsila” curated by Studio RM, Sanat Initiative, Karachi.
“Present Re-Invention” Grosvenor Gallery, London, England.
“Ethereal” curated by Dr. Amin Jaffer, Leila Heller Gallery NY, USA.
“Between grotesque and sublime” Art 14 London. England.
“DIY” curated by Rashid Rana, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
“Stop Look Listen” curated by Hajra Haider Karrar | Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
“Seven” curated by Adeela Suleman | Full Circle Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
“Riwayti – One night Stand”, Performance Art Show | Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan