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Faiza Khan
فائزہ خان
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Faiza Khan
Born1975
Abbottabad, Pakistan
🏳️ NationalityPakistani
Other names
💼 Occupation
Artist, curator
💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  1998–present

Faiza Khan (née Ayub) is a Pakistani visual artist, curator and activist, born in Abbottabad, Pakistan in August 1975. She is an expressionist and abstract oil painter, combining social-political issues and complex human emotions in her creative evolution. Khan's work has been exhibited in Pakistan and the United States.[1]

Education[edit]

Khan completed her BA from University of Punjab[citation needed], Lahore Pakistan, after receiving her secondary education at Abbottabad, Pakistan. She then trained in studio painting and post graduated from the University of Oklahoma, in the United States.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Khan married Dr. Malik Imad Khan in 2001[citation needed] and has two daughters, Aleeza Khan born on 23 October 2002 at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma and Reem Khan born on 11 July 2004 at Abbottabad, Pakistan. She returned to Pakistan from the US in 2003 and lives in Islamabad, Pakistan, with her family now.[3]

Art career[edit]

As early as 1998, Khan has successfully been exhibiting her paintings.[4] She commenced her art career by participating in different group shows at student as well as senior level. Khan continues exhibiting in Pakistan and abroad.[5] Her solo exhibit of figurative paintings, in 2009 at Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, received outstanding reviews by art critics.[citation needed] Khan has been exhibiting her work every year after that.[6]

Social-political activism[edit]

As an artist, Khan took it upon her to raise awareness and create platforms for promoting dialogue and encourage social reforms in Pakistan. Khan also founded RASTAY, an organisation to cultivate pluralism in Pakistani society through art and activism.

United – In the Age of Dialogue[edit]

Faiza Khan conceived, arranged and curated a group show of 150 artists' painting exhibition United – In the Age of Dialogue, at Pakistan National Council of Arts on 5 April 2011, inaugurated by Dr. Firdaus Ashiq Awan, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Pakistan. It was a contemporary exhibition exploring the ingenious process through the medium of art, featuring a medley of art work by various Pakistani artists. The exhibition aspired to provide a platform for artists and to make visible their works of numerous Pakistani artists who are often marginalised in this society.[7][8][9][10]

Khan has also been involved in the endeavours to provide platforms to artists so that art can flourish freely.[11]

In the Name of Honor[edit]

In the same year, on 14 July, Khan also arranged and curated, 'In the Name of Honour', an interactive exhibit at Jharoka Art Gallery in Islamabad. When Khan discovered the heinous death of a woman killed as honour killing, she took it upon herself to express solidarity with the victims of social injustice, female oppression and patriarchal subjugation by organising a symbolic exhibition in honour of women who have been raped, mutilated and killed. 'In the Name of Honour' was inaugurated by the wife of the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Marilyn Wyatt.[12][13]

Advocacy[edit]

Faiza Khan founded a non profit organisation by the name of Rastay through which she is striving for a better Pakistan. Her work through the organisation reflects the issues of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Honor Killing, Female Genocide, social, economic and political injustices, child abuse etc. Khan is prepared to collaborate with international organisations to work on such issues and bring out solutions for a peaceful society in Pakistan. More can be found at official website of Rastay, www.RASTAYNGO.com [14]

Photographs from events[edit]

Major exhibitions[edit]

She has held numerous exhibitions in Pakistan and the US, and some of these are:

  • Solo Exhibit of Paintings at Fine Art gallery, Karachi, 7 April 2012. Titled: Silent Conversations
  • Exhibition of Paintings in collaboration with the Poet, Ata Turab, titled: Inception of an Echo on 14 March 2012
  • Solo exhibit of Paintings titled as "Impalpable Ballads", 22 November 2011 at Collectors Galleria, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Exhibit In the Name of Honour, conceived and curated by Faiza Khan in collaboration with Jharoka Gallery on 14 July 2011

Videos and Media reviews can be seen at the link https://web.archive.org/web/20160109231935/http://rastayngo.com/

  • Group Show Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi, 15 April 2011
  • National Exhibition by RASTAY, "United – in the Age of Dialogue" at PNCA, National Art Gallery Islamabad, 5 April 2011.
  • Faiza Khan curated the exhibition collected more than 500 art works from all over the country, represented 150 artists of Pakistan.

Video of this event can be seen at reference: https://web.archive.org/web/20160109231935/http://rastayngo.com/

  • Group Show "Eros, The Eternal Muse" US Three Ravens Art Gallery, PA, US 11 February 2011
  • Group Show Three Ravens Art Gallery Philadelphia, US 4 June 2010
  • Solo Exhibit of Figurative Oil Paintings, titled as "Constant Love in a Capricious World"

at Jharoka Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan 29 January 2010

  • Group Show Three Ravens Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US. Nov 2009
  • Solo Exhibition of Figurative Oil Paintings

at Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad, Pakistan 29 May 2009

  • Group Show, Fine Art Center, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, 21 July 2003
  • Group Show, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 6 October 2002
  • Group Show, Malone Gallery, Troy State University, Alabama, 19 November 2001
  • Group Show, Abasin Arts Council, Peshawar, 10 October 1998

References[edit]

  1. Report in The News, leading newspaper of Pakistan, on Sunday, 24 May 2009. Article titled as 'Showcasing Human Emotions in Luminous Colors', p. 1
  2. Report published in The News, newspaper, Islamabad, Pakistan. Article titled as "Showcasing Human Emotions in Luminous Colors" on Sunday, 24 May 2009, p. 3
  3. Article published about her personal life in Dateline Islamabad, newspaper, titled as Poetry mingles with art at Hunerkada by Jonaid Iqbal on Thursday, 15 March 2012, p. 4.
  4. Reports by The Nation, and The News, Pakistan on Monday, 3 May 2009, p. 5.
  5. Report by DAWN, newspaper, Islamabad, Titled as Exhibition of Faiza's Paintings opens, on 23 May 2009, p. 6.
  6. Archives:Daily Times, newspaper, Saturday 30 January 2010, Paintings show ‘Constant Love in a Caprice World’: Article titled as FAIZA'S INSIGNIA OF EMOTIONS EXHIBITED AT JHAROKA, Staff Report, p. 7.
  7. Report by The News, on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, Islamabad. Article titled as ‘Rastay’ presents a grand medley of contemporary art, p. 8.
  8. Report by Associated Press of Pakistan, ISLAMABAD, 5 April 2011, titled as: Cultural activities vital to eradicate extremist mindset, p. 9.
  9. Pakistan Observer, 6 April 2011. Article, Exhibition of Art work by 100 artists, p. 10.
  10. Report from the Newspaper "Dawn", 6 April 2011 ISLAMABAD. Article titled as: Works of 150 artists on display at NAG, p. 11
  11. Report by The News, newspaper, Islamabad, on Monday, 9 May 2011. Article titled:Camaraderie for art, artists at Jharoka Art Gallery, p. 12
  12. Report by Associated Press of Pakistan, ISLAMABAD, 5 April 2011, article titled as: Cultural activities vital to eradicate extremist mindset, p. 13.
  13. Report published in "The News", newspaper, Islamabad, Pakistan, article titled as: Expressing solidarity with victims of honour killing, on Friday, 15 July 2011, p. 14.
  14. http://www.rastayngo.com Archived 9 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine, p.15.

Further reading[edit]

  • Report in The News, leading newspaper of Pakistan, on Sunday, 24 May 2009. Article titled as 'Showcasing Human Emotions in Luminous Colors'
  • Latest of many books published is "Kalam e Iqbal per fanni Eitrazat" by Prof. Doctor Ayub Sabir, published by Poorab Academy, first Edition March 2012
  • Report published in The News, newspaper, Islamabad, Pakistan. Article titled as "Showcasing Human Emotions in Luminous Colors" on Sunday, 24 May 2009
  • Article published about her personal life in Dateline Islamabad, newspaper, titled as Poetry mingles with art at Hunerkada by Jonaid Iqbal on Thursday, 15 March 2012
  • Reports by The Nation, and The News, Pakistan on Monday, 3 May 2009
  • Report by DAWN, newspaper, Islamabad, Titled as Exhibition of Faiza's Paintings opens, on 23 May 2009
  • Archives:Daily Times, newspaper, Saturday 30 January 2010, Paintings show ‘Constant Love in a Caprice World’: Article titled as FAIZA'S INSIGNIA OF EMOTIONS EXHIBITED AT JHAROKA, Staff Report
  • Report by The News, on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, Islamabad. Article titled as ‘Rastay’ presents a grand medley of contemporary art
  • Report by Associated Press of Pakistan, ISLAMABAD, 5 April 2011, titled as: Cultural activities vital to eradicate extremist mindset
  • Pakistan Observer, 6 April 2011. Article, Exhibition of Art work by 100 artists
  • Report from the Newspaper "Dawn", 6 April 2011 ISLAMABAD. Article titled as: Works of 150 artists on display at NAG
  • Report by The News, newspaper, Islamabad, on Monday, 9 May 2011. Article titled:Camaraderie for art, artists at Jharoka Art Gallery
  • Report published in "The News", newspaper, Islamabad, Pakistan, article titled as: Expressing solidarity with victims of honour killing, on Friday, 15 July 2011

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