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Muhammed Ali Bhatti

Muhammed Ali Bhatti

As an artist and as an art professor, I have been committed promoting visual arts by practice and teaching art, exploring new dimensions in art aesthetics and research in art history. I have been teaching studio arts and art history in many international universities and represented by several reputed art galleries around the globe. I have an MFA in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and PhD in Interdisciplinary arts from the Ohio University and currently living in Houston Texas. In my contemporary paintings, I initiate with bold and unidentified shapes, interchanging forms, contrasting shapes evolve through preconceived images. Multiple layers, juxtaposition of exotic forms and visual interest are heightened with chaotic interplay in the empty space asymmetrically; elements move freely in an anonymous space. Calligraphic forms and symbols denote diversity and unity. Spontaneity and complex forms tends to be the connotation to everyday chaotic life and rapidly changing world in the modern times.

 

Education:

1998      PhD in Interdisciplinary arts, from Ohio University, Athens

1991       MFA (Painting Major) and Printmaking, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

1977       MA Fine Arts, University of Punjab, Pakistan

1974       BA Fine Arts, University of Sindh, Pakistan

 

Teaching Experience:

1978 - 2011           Prof. and Director, (Full Time) -Institute of Art and Design, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan.

2003-05                 Prof. School of Art, University Sains Malaysia (Contract)

1991-95                 Teaching Assistant- School of Comparative Arts, Ohio University, Athens, United  States (Contract)

1991-92                 Assistant Prof. Department of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, United States (Contract). Teaching responsibilities: Drawing, Painting, and History of Western Art.

1993-95                 Assistant Professor, School of Fine Art, Southern Campus, Ironton University Ohio, United States (Contract). Teaching responsibilities: Drawing, Painting, and Humanities through Fine Arts.

1994-95                 Served as research coordinator for European Theatre in the modern world. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (Contract)

1990-91                 Served as Curator, Fine Art Gallery, Edinboro University of  PA USA           

 

           

Professional Experience:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­Selected Shows

2017          Archway Art Gallery Houston

2017          Lawndale Art Center Houston

2016          Slender of colors, Ocean Gallery, Karachi

2015          Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad

2014          “Empty Souls” Momart Art Gallery, Karachi

2013          “Spirited Hues” Mussawir Art Gallery Dubai

2013          “Absurd Illusions” at Nomad Art Gallery Islamabad

2012          “Silent Symphonies” at Collectors Galleria, Lahore

2012          “Simple Improvisations” at Ocean Gallery, Karachi

2010          “Sounds of Colors” at Revivers Galleria, Lahore

2009          “Realistic Expressions” at Gallery 6, Islamabad

2009          “Colors of the Indus” at Chowkandi Art Gallery, Karachi

2008          French Consulate gallery, Karachi

2008          “Impressions of Nepal “Sidharatha Art Gallery Nepal,”

2007          Majmua Art Gallery Karachi

2005          Dr. Suchart Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2004          Diwan Budaya, Pennang, Malaysia

1993           Hamilton Art Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, United States

1991          Love Land Art Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, United States

1990          Erie Museum of Art, Erie Pennsylvania, United States

1987          Sindh Artists Guild, Hyderabad

1983          “Unveiling of a creative portrait of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai,” Institute of  Sindhology, Jamshoro

1983          Pakistan Council of the Arts, Karachi

 

Many National and International Group Shows

I have painted official and private portrait commissions for numerous prominent personalities in Pakistan, India, Malaysia, United States of America, Singapore, Thailand and Middle East.

 

Services:

Member Archway Gallery, Houston

Member American Watercolor Society

Member American portrait Society

Member International Water Color Committee

President Artists Association of Pakistan

Member Watercolor society Houston

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Awards

First Place at Annual Members watercolor competition, WAS-H Houston TX

Won several awards on monthly Art competitions at Watercolor Society of Houston TX

Second place at International Water media competition, Houston TX

Second place at International portrait contest Washington DC

Honorable mention at Members Annual competition of Portrait society of America

 


 

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