About Fakhra Asif
Fakhra Asif, a figurative artist from Lahore; is practicing mainly in oil painting. Currently she’s doing masters from National College of Arts Lahore. Her initial interest in human anatomy in school took an interesting turn in later years; when she started studying Fine Art for the very first time at Queens Marry College, (2013) on the intermediate level. Then she graduated in Fine Arts from College of Art and Design, Punjab University in 2017. Her interest for figurative art became her fascination and she did her thesis with the title ‘Paint the Pait’. For that she painted nude focusing on the torso, fat bulky bodies.
Recently did a project which was a collaboration between Pakistani and Norwegian artists, show opened at Sannat gallery Karachi 2021 and later will be showing in Oslo on 8th of march 2021.
Upcoming two person show at antidote Dubai 2021,1×1 project displayed in antidote Dubai,
got selected in top five, open call by Brick lane art gallery London. 2020, My work displayed in open call of canvas art gallery Karachi 2020, 1×1 a traveling project 2020, displayed at three different venues Karachi at gallery Full Circle, Lahore at O Art Space, Islamabad at embassy. Participated in Arjumand painting award, selected in top ten participants. 2019Pakistan at 100, group show 2019, World Bank Islamabad. Art for Climate Change, Group show at Pakistan National Council of the Arts /Gallery 6 | 2018, Art for Artists Qutab Rind and Contemporaries, Group show at O Art Space, Lahore Pakistan. | 2018, Residency Climate Change & Art retreat by Gallery-6, Islamabad, Pakistan | 2018, Forecast, group show at O Art Space Pakistan. | 2018, Hope at Dawn, group show at Taseer art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan. | 2018, BFA thesis degree show, College of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She has participated in group shows Enhancing boundaries young artist exhibition in 2016 thesis degree show in 2017 and recent was in Taseer Art gallery, Lahore (2018) and | 2017, Collector’s Weekend group show at my art world Gallery Islamabad, Pakistan. | 2017.Enhancing Boundaries, Young artist Exhibition, Lahore, Pakistan. | 2016.BFA (hons) in Fine Arts (Painting) with Distinction.1st prize at Naqsh Portrait Competition at Ghulam Ishaq Khan University, KPK, Pakistan.1st prize in APS Painting Competition, University of the Punjab, Lahore.2nd prize in Watercolor Competition at Government College (GCU), Lahore. Honorary Mention, LUMUN, at Lahore University of Management and Science, Lahore