The School of Art offers degree programs in Fine Arts and Design with an integrated approach to Art and Design learning. It bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary art making practices of the region by recognizing their shared histories, processes of making and the interdependence of their prospective global faces. The School of Art believes that the highest standards of creative excellence are achieved when theoretical clarity is matched with expert practical knowledge. Therefore, rigoRead Morerous studio practice is placed at the center of the School’s academic structure. The studio practice is complimented by a comprehensive History of Art and Theory of Art component that looks at local and global histories and theories of art making, as a way for our students to be able to situate and envision art-making vocabularies within social and cultural contexts. In order to facilitate maximum academic freedom to meet personal goals, students are encouraged to construct a personalized academic scheme of study that is made up of a combination of courses across all four schools of IAC. 

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Sadia Kamran Pasha

Professor

Coordinator School of Art

Institute for Art & Culture

Dr. Kanwal Khalid

Professor

 

Institute for Art & Culture

Mazhar Hussein

Associate Professor

 

Institute for Art & Culture

Salman Afzal

Associate Professor

 

Institute for Art & Culture

Shuja ul Haq

Assistant Professor

Institute for Art & Culture

Mobeen Ejaz

Assistant Professor

Institute for Art & Culture

Niamat Ali

Assistant Professor

Institute for Art & Culture

Shahzad Ali

Associate Professor

(Visiting)

Sameen Agha

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Sadequin

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Tayyaba Sabir

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Ahsan Zeb

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Waqas Sheikh

Lecturer (Visiting)

Institute for Art & Culture

Zahid Mayo

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Amna Suhyl

Lecturer

Institute for Art & Culture

Shahnawaz Zaidi

Professor

Institute for Art & Culture

About SOA

The School of Art offers degree programs in Fine Arts and Design with an integrated approach to Art and Design learning. It bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary art making practices of the region by recognizing their shared histories, processes of making and the interdependence of their prospective global faces. The School of Art believes that the highest standards of creative excellence are achieved when theoretical clarity is matched with expert practical knowledge. Therefore, rigoRead Morerous studio practice is placed at the center of the School’s academic structure. The studio practice is complimented by a comprehensive History of Art and Theory of Art component that looks at local and global histories and theories of art making, as a way for our students to be able to situate and envision art-making vocabularies within social and cultural contexts. In order to facilitate maximum academic freedom to meet personal goals, students are encouraged to construct a personalized academic scheme of study that is made up of a combination of courses across all four schools of IAC. 

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The academic staff, course advisors, and tutors guide the students in these matters in accordance to their academic and professional goals ensuring that the student acquires all the necessary sets of skills needed for future career paths. Our goal is that at the end of the four years of undergraduate study, our student has a gainful experience and graduates with holistic knowledge of art education. With these aims, students are tutored accordingly and work towards their final degree show, which is comprised of their accumulated Art Portfolio and a Final Project or Degree Show exhibition. The School of Art envisions an artist who is not only equipped to pursue artistic practice, but also fulfills the demands of the creative industry. The School of Art graduate is an artist or designer who is an accomplished practitioner of the traditional and classical arts, equally proficient in using new media and technology for the production of contemporary works of art and design.

Dr. Sadia Pasha Kamran

Dr. Sadia Pasha Kamran is a Professor and the Coordinator at the School of Art at IAC. Her research on contemporary Art and Crafts of Pakistan is well received at national and international forums including College Art Association NY, Association of Asian Studies Chicago, New England Association for South Asian Studies, Eurasia International and Japanese Association of South Asian Studies. She is also the recipient of the Getty Research Award 2015. Her recent publication in the International Journal of Art History Pedagogy and Practice speaks about her experience of teaching the subject at various institutions in Lahore including NCA, BNU & Kinnaird College for Women as well as her appreciation of the indigenous teaching methodologies.

Dr. Kanwal Khalid

Professor

Professor Dr. Kanwal Khalid is a Masters in Graphic Design and PhD in Art History with
focus on 19 th c. Sikh Period Paintings. Got training of “Museum & Heritage”, by French
Government and completed UNESCO training for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
She is the Grant Recipient CAA2014 by Getty Foundation, USA. She has read/published
papers in many parts of the world. In 2019 co authored the book 'Punjab Archives: from
Mughal to Colonial Era'. Dr. Kanwal Khalid has served as Keeper of Painting Collection
at Lahore Museum, consultant with CIDA for Federal Ministry of Education Islamabad,
Associate Professor at Lahore College for Women University and College of Art &
Design University of the Punjab. She has been associated with IAC, NCA, University of
Home Economics, Sardar Bhadur Khan University Quetta, NEPA, FC College University
and Naqsh School of Arts as adjunct faculty. She has also shared her
cultural expertise with Protocol Department of Punjab. Designed Stamps for
Government of Pakistan issued in 2015 and 2018. Currently She is working as
Director Punjab Archives, Lahore Pakistan.

Mazhar Hussain

mazhar.vcd@gmail.com

Mazhar Hussain graduated with distinction in The Visual Communication Design from National College of Arts, Lahore, During his studies at The University of Humberside, Hull, UK, his film won best Northern Dairies Animated film award in 1993. He has worked with Bfi (British Film Institute) as animator and designed sets for Channel 4’s program “On The Other Hand” by Shekhar Kapoor with Moti Roti. He has 23 years of work experience with top ad agencies and has won many awards for his work, including the Super award, PASS award, and twice winner of the APNS Visual Communication Award. Represented Pakistan in Stockholm International Workshop on Narrative and Visual Communication by Tetra Pak. Sweden.

Salman Afzal

Salman Afzal is a Lahore based design academic and practitioner with experience of more than ten years in textiles, interdisciplinary design and research. He is an alumnus of the National College of Arts, Lahore and University of New South Wales Australia.  At IAC he leads the textiles degree program and is currently involved in projects centered on design pedagogy, artisan practices and cultural representation. He is a COFA International Scholar and certified master trainer from HEC Pakistan who has conducted workshops in Islamabad, Lahore and United States.

Shuja ul Haq

Assistant Professor

Mobeen Ejaz

Assistant Professor

Mobeen is a Graphic Designer, Theatre Director, Drama Teacher, Actor, Art Director, Playwright and Storyteller. He has been practicing theatre since 2002. His passion for theatre began during college years as a student at the prestigious National College of Arts, Lahore where he other than lurking around, directed and acted in innumerable plays while acquiring his bachelor’s degree as a Graphic Designer in 2007. After hopping up and about the corporate world for a year he gladly found LGS, JT, or LGS, JT rather gladly found him. He has since then been teaching Drama from Grade 1-8 at LGS Junior and Middle Section for Boys, JT, and directed over 16 Junior and Middle School Plays for them. He worked as a Head of Drama and Design at LGS before he joined the Institute for Art and Culture.

Niamat Ali

Assistant Professor of Textile, Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore

Niamat Ali is an International Textile designer and stylist. He designed & stylized home textile products display stalls at Messe Frankfurt, Germany Exhibition continuously for 18 years. He introduced Hand crafted Embroidery with digital & hand screen prints in home textile and apparel. He has remarkable experience in designing & styling home textile products regarding Prints, Weaving, Embroidery and Confections for different countries like UK, USA, Australia, South Africa and Russia etc. He worked for online home textiles & apparel / fashion products for stores in Pakistan since 2013. He introduced the Fusion of Pakistani Textile & Handicrafts, used them in Digital, Rotary & Flatbed prints with Embroidery and created Lawn, Linen and Khaader’s products for Textile industries.   

Shahzad Ali

Associate Professor

Sameen Agha

Lecturer

Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan by parents who both graduated from the National College of Arts and have been running a design firm, Agha from an early age was introduced to arts and design. Painting was what she chose as her major but mostly worked in different mediums and materials throughout her undergrad at the National College of Arts, Lahore. Since her graduation in 2016, Agha has been working as a Visual Artist  and is currently teaching as a lecturer at The Institute of Art & Culture, Lahore and have been trained as  an International Baccalaureate teacher for Visual arts Diploma Programme in the previous years.

Sadqain

Visual Artist

Sadqain graduated in graphic design from GC University, Faisalabad in 2012 and then graduated from the National Collage of Arts, summa cum laude in 2016. After that he started teaching at Beaconhouse University and the Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore. He has also worked with the Commissioner’s Office on Dharampura Underpass Public Art Project. He exhibited his work in many prestigious art spaces including the Taseer Art Gallery group show in 2016, Faisalabad 554/B group show in 2017, Karachi Public Art Festival Group Show in 2019, Alhamra Art Gallery Solo Show in 2018, Nomarde Group Show Islamabad in 2019 and the Como Museum Group Show in 2019.

Tayyaba Sabir

Tayyaba Sabir is a multidisciplinary artist. She is a faculty member at the School of Art (Textile) at the Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore. She has completed her bachelors in Textiles with distinction from Beaconhouse National University and Post-Graduation in Masters of Art and Design Studies from BNU. She took her early traditional art training from Naqsh School of Arts. She has worked with renowned brands of Pakistan textile industry as a Sr. textile designer. Her research-practice is based on tactile materials and mediums such as video, sculpture, installations and fabrication. She has taught as visiting faculty at BNU and UMT. She has been a part of the UNESCO project with AKCSP to restore Fresco Murals of Shahi Hammam, Lahore. As an art-practitioner she continues exhibiting her work in Pakistan & abroad.

Ahsan Zeb

Lecturer

Waqas Sheikh

Lecturer

Zahid Mayo

Lecturer

Zahid Mayo is a visual artist from rural Punjab, living and working in Lahore at the moment. After moving to Lahore, he joined naqsh school of Arts and later on National college of Arts, Lahore for the art education. He works with a lot of mediums and known for his painting style and the public art projects he creates in different places. Currently he is part of IAC faculty. 

Amna Suhyl

Lecturer

Amna Suheyl is a 26 year old visual artist, born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan.
She graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2016-2017 from the Department of Fine Arts
with a major in Printmaking. Her thesis dealt with the themes of diaspora, migration and archival history
of transience.
Suheyl’s work is part of notable collections internationally; the National Treasury Museum’s permanent
contemporary art collection in Tokyo, Japan as well as “Authentic Marks” Print collection 2018, Alserkal
Avenue, Dubai and the “In Transit” exhibit collection at VETS Gallery in Rhode Island, USA.
Suheyl continues to exhibit her work locally in Canvas Gallery, Studio Seven Gallery in Karachi and Taseer
Art Gallery in Lahore as well as O ArtSpace Gallery, Lahore. Her work was also recently part of a socially
driven exhibit at Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA commemorating the #MeToo movement.
Suheyl is currently part of the faculty at the Institute of Art and Culture. She lives and works in Lahore
where she continues her own practice as a visual artist and printmaker.

Shahnawaz Zaidi

Professor