Qinza Visual Artist

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Qinza Najm is a Pakistani-American artist whose work has been selected for many national and international juried exhibitions. Currently Najm's large-scale work is held in several prestigious public and private art collections. She has exhibited at Dubai's Christie’s Art, Miami Art Basel, Sikka Art Dubai, Dumbo Art Fair, Governors Island Art Fair, and Times Square. Najm’s large scale hanging installation will be open to public in February 2016 for three years at Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Najm completed her psychology Ph.D. in the United States, which enables her to explore her subconscious and bring it onto the canvas. She pursued her fine arts studies at Bath University, the Savannah School of Art & Design, and The Art Students League of New York, where she studied with well known artists like, Ronnie Landfield, Bruce Dorfman, Leonid Lerman, and Larry Poons.

Her art embodies the state of inhabiting two worlds, staying true to her traditional Pakistani roots while navigating life based in New York City.

Her work has been featured in ArtNet News, Huffington Post, NY Daily News, International Business News, Buzzfeed and Upworthy.

Selected Exhibitions:
2017
  • Tabdeeli, Queens Museum, NYC
  • #NoHonorInHonorKilling, Museum of Moving Images, NYC
  • Carousel, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, NYC
  • Suitable Girl, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Performance, The Last Frontier, NYC
  • #BaNoMore, WhiteBox Art Space, NYC
  • Somewhere in America, St. Lawrence University Gallery, NYC
2016
  • Passage of Wishes, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC
  • Fata, Aicon Gallery, NYC
  • Niqabi Virgin, WhiteBox Art Space, NYC
  • Ghost of Empire, Twelve Gates Art, Philadelphia
2015
  • Treasures of Love, Miami Art Basel, FL
  • Black and White, Place Pleiades Gallery, NYC
  • Swirl Bridge, United Nation, NYC
2014
  • Red Dot, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • Somewhere In Berlin, Wattis Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • #DamnILookGood, Dumbo Art Festival, NYC
  • Just Politics, Con Artist Gallery, NYC
  • More to What Meets The Eyes, Con Artist Gallery, NYC
  • Love vs. Hate, DIFC, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Noun Al Neswa, Marsam Mattar Gallery, Dubai
2013
  • Sacred Sinister, United Nation, Auctioned by Christie’s, Dubai
  • Morphism of Love, Art Mora Gallery, NYC
  • Golden, Saffron Art Auction, NYC
  • Let it go, Leigh Wein Gallery, Chelsea NYC
  • Ego vs. Empathy, Governor Island Art Fair, NYC
  • Analysis of Love? Rush Art Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
  • Ego and I, Gallery Brooklyn, NYC
  • Modern Conflict, Art Dubai (Sikka), Dubai
  • Oscillating Reality, Green Point Gallery, NYC
  • Dream of Love, Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi
  • East & West, SMV Gallery NY, NYC
  • Sublime Allegory, Time Square, NYC
2012
  • Small Works, Manhattan Borough President's Office,NYC
  • Love & Ego, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC
  • Memories, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), GA
  • Contemporary Artist, US Consulate, Dubai, UAE
2010
  • Blue, Art Couture Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2009
  • Greed, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
2008
  • Passion, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Education:

Ph.D. Tennessee State University, USA
Drawing & Painting. Bath University, UK
Painting. Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta, USA
Mixed Media, Painting & Composition, Sculpture. Art Student League of NYC, USA
MOMA NYC, Making the Invisible Visible: Learning from the Artist as Researcher
MOMA NYC From Pigment to Pixel: Color in Modern and Contemporary Art.
Arabic Calligraphy, Print Making & Welding workshops. Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE
Painting. Miami Art Center, FL, USA