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S.M. Raza

Syed Muhammad Raza

Artistic name: S. M. Raza

(Visual Artist)


Date of birth: 1987, Karachi, Pakistan


Professional Qualification:

BFA hons. University of Karachi (2009)

Current: Concept Artist at Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's Animation Company.


Solo Exhibitions:


"Light. Object. Space" at Studio Seven Art Gallery, Karachi.


 "Lucid Dreams" at Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi.


 "Pipe Dream" at ArtChowk the Gallery Karachi.


Group Exhibitions:


3 Person show “Space and Objects” at Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore.


3 Person show “the story must go on..” at Koel Art Gallery, Karachi.

Group exhibition “FRESH” at Amin Gulgee Art gallery.

Participated in Dhaka art summit organized by Art-chowk gallery.


3 Persons show ‘As & When it Happens’ at ArtChowk the Gallery Karachi.

Live Performance ‘Riwayti – One night stand’ at Amin Gulgee Gallery Karachi.


Group Exhibition ‘Sketchbook’ at Karachi School of Art Gallery Karachi.

Residency Open Studio display, Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea.

Joint show ‘Haal’ with Raheela abro at canvas art gallery Karachi.


Vasl Residency exhibition, ‘Margin’ at Rohtas Gallery Lahore.

Four persons show ‘Dissipation of euphoria’ at IVS Gallery, Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘Find me human’ at Karachi School of Art Gallery Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘’Tanao-2’’ at Chawkandi Art Gallery Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘’ Tanao’’ at Rohtas Gallery Islamabad.


 Group Exhibition ‘’Bay-rung” at Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi.

Group Exhibition at Poppyseed Gallery, Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘Good things come in small packages’ at IVS Gallery, Karachi.

Group Exhibition at Al-Hamra Art Gallery, Lahore.

Group Exhibition at Zenaini Art Gallery, Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘Out of balance’ at Karachi School of Art Gallery Karachi.

Group Exhibition ‘’ Emerging Talent Show’’ at V.M Art Gallery Karachi.


Thesis Display, Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi.


Group Exhibition of Emerging artists organized by Arts Council Karachi.


Artist Residencies:

International Artists residency Gyeonggi creation center, South Korea (2012)

Vasl artists Residency Lahore Pakistan (2011)


Major Projects:

Character Designs for Waadi Animations, karachi.

Fashion illustrations for Sonya Battla.

Art workshops at Cadet college ormara, Balochistan.

Freelance Illustrator at BBC urdu.

Mural executed at Mohatta Palace, Karachi, ‘Birth of Pakistan’’ A project of Citizen Archive (2010)

Illustrations for WWF (World Wild Fund) Karachi (2010)

Illustrations for Army Air Defense Karachi (2010)

Concept Artist, SHARP IMAGE production house Karachi (2009)


Teaching Experience:

University of Karachi: Drawing instructor - Visiting faculty (2018)

Saturday Studio: Senior art instructor. (2014)

Karachi School of Arts: Drawing teacher (2010-12)


Indus valley school of art and architecture: Drawing and design instructor. (2015)

Sindh madrassa-tul-islam University: Drawing instructor in media studies department (2013)

Indus valley school of art and architecture: 2 days Drawing workshop (2011)

Iqra University Karachi: Anatomy workshop (2011)

Fatima Jinnah women University Islamabad: Guest Lecture (2011)




Competition & Rewards:

Competition - Exhibition of Post cards tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz Organized by Nukta Art Magazine. (2011)

Prize for best art work Al-Hamra art Lahore, (2010)


Fatima Nadeem: "Lucid Dreams" a review in Artnow Pakistan online magazine

Salwat Ali: Art Fiend: "The transforming power of murals" Dawn news paper - 3rd,July,2016

Aniqa Imran: "Canvas of life" a review in Herald - July, 2016

Najam Soharwardi: “Peace of mind and the artist” The News – 24 August 2015


Ayesha Mir: “Space and Other Objects” Tribune newspaper – 05 March 2015


Peerzada Salman: “As and when it happens” Dawn Newspaper- 10, March 2013

Marjorie Husain: ‘Tragic statements’ – Dawn (Jun-26-2011)

Peerzada Salman: “Haal opens at canvas” Dawn-

Saima Salman : Dawn

Quddus Mirza : ‘Language of  body’ –The News ‘Encore’ (3-july-2011)

Sehba Mohammad: ‘Colorless Blues’ Nukta art vol.6, one 2011

Peerzada Salman: “Art show for public awareness” Dawn Newspaper- 30,sep 2010

Anwer Mooraj: “New ideas, new dimensions” –Dawn (31, October, 2010)

Raania Azam Khan:  “The small review” The News International- (August 22, 2010)

Quddus Mirza: The News (April 2010)

Salwat Ali: “Showcasing Graduate Art”- Dawn (31, Jan, 2010)

M.S.Kureshi: “Chameleon encounters” – Dawn (26,Dec, 2010)

Ameer H Ahmad: Daily Times, (14 April 2010)

Schezee Zaidi: The News International (April 07, 2011)