Qinza Multi-Disciplinary Artist

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Qinza Najm is a NYC-based Pakistani-American artist whose work has been selected for many national and international exhibitions. She has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum (Queens, NY), Christie’s Art (Dubai), Art Basel (Miami, FL), SIKKA Art Fair (Dubai), Dumbo Arts Festival (Brooklyn, NY)), Governors Island Art Fair (NYC), and the Museum of the Moving Image (Queens, NY). Her work has been featured in ArtNet News, the Huffington Post, the NY Daily News, International Business Week, Buzzfeed, and Upworthy.

Najm 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 such as Ronnie Landfield, Bruce Dorfman, Leonid Lerman, and Larry Poons. She completed her Psychology PhD at Tennessee State University. Her upbringing in Lahore, Pakistan, adulthood in the United States, and intense training in Psychology inform her paintings, performance and installation work related to gender, politics, and (em)power.

Photo Credit: Roderick Angles




Selected Exhibitions:

2019
  • To Open or Close, A.I.R Gallery, NYC (solo)
2018
  • Ghost of Empire, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai (solo)
  • Stretched Carpets, Chowkandi Gallery, Pakistan (solo)
  • Don’t Shoot, Former Robert Miller Gallery, NYC
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