Born in 1996, Pakistan
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan
2014 – 2018
– Bachelor Degree (Graduated with Honor Award) in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore. (Major: Miniature Painting)
-June 2019. “Space in Time” A travelling show opens at Canvas Gallery, Karachi.
-Sep 28, 2019. “Pervesions of Home” Solo exhibition at O Art Space, Lahore
-May 2nd, 2020. “Archives of the Tired Soul” solo exhibition Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC.
– 24th Feb, 2019. “Space in Time” Reitberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland. Curated by Prof. Quddus Mirza and Dr. Caroline Widmer.
-Jan 2019. Auction of Artwork in collaboration with International School of Choueifat and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital
-29th June, 2018. “Forecast” Group show at O Art Space, Lahore
-8th Nov, 2018. “Bulb” Group show curated by Muhammad Zeehan at Sanat Initiative Gallery, Karachi.
– March 18th – 31st. “Maktab” for the Lahore Biennale Foundation, LBF01
– NCA Degree Show, Awarded with Honours
2019 – Present
-Teaching assistant, Gallery Curator at Zahoor UI Akhlague Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore.
-Shortlisted for the Emerging Artist Prize Karachi Bienalle 2019
-Awarded the Honours Award for Bachelor’s Degree, National College of Arts
-Silver Medal for best doodle drawing, Art Competition, International School of Choueifat
-May 16th, 2019. Swissinfo.ch, article written by Anand Chandrasekhar
–April 18th, 2019. Somewhere in Pakistan, Magazine feature written by Oar Wasay
-Dec 1st, 2018. Weekend Magazine, written by Nadeem Zuberi
-Aug 23rd, 2018. dawn.com, video by Sajjad Gohar
-July 15th, 2018. Dawn News, written by Saira Dar
-Jan 12, 2018. Friday Times, written by Sana Kazi
The Archives of a Tired Soul | Eesha Suhail
On View: May 2nd, 2020 – July 15th, 2020
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 2020. 6PM – 8PM
Location: 102 – 1688 West 1st Ave,
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6J 1G1
Contacts: [email protected]
Divinity, Gouache on wasli. Eesha Suhail @ Z GALLERY ARTS
I paint the non-representational-self in my own personal space, as nothing more than a dead still life; An empty stage, a set perhaps, nothing more.
The scenes I draw offer everything that a home should. Yet the aura becomes overpowering and suffocating. It negates itself, turning the home into a stage of sorts. I serve to transform the ordinary surroundings of my visuals into metaphors about life, relationships and the passage of time”.
My work revolves around the perversion of our home.
What happens when the walls we cherish are the walls of our prison? Built not by another, but by our own deluded hands? My work reflects the discomfort and disquiet of a house turned prison. The scenes I paint echo the fear, the “disconnect”, the uncertainty that I carry within. They echo the sentiments of a trapped soul.
It is the isolation within me that you may see in my work
-Straight from the Archives of a Tired Soul…
Born in 1996, Eesha Suhail, completed her high school from the International School of Choueifat, Lahore, with a background in literature and psychology before enrolling in the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2014. She completed her bachelor’s degree with Honors in January 2018 in contemporary miniature painting and is now working as a contemporary artist. Her work revolves around a continuous process trying to create her own visually determined aesthetic of what “Miniature painting” means to her as a medium itself.
She aims to tackle the strong and rather strict historic legacy that Miniature Painting of the Sub-continent brings along with itself, and aims to develop her own sense of the Art.
Suhail has been part of a multitude of Shows and Projects both on a National as well as International Level and has many Publications to her name. She was also selected as Nominee for the Emerging Artist Prize 2019, Karachi Biennale and was also part of the Maktab Project for the Lahore Biennale 01 under the curation and Mentorship of renown artist Imran Qureshi.
Somewhere in Pakistan, Magazine feature written by Omar Wasay 18th April, 2019 Click here to view the full catalogue. ...21 June, 2019No comment
EXHIBITION: SYMBOLIC REALISM Saira Dar | July 15th, 2018 Lahore’s O Art Space Gallery continues to showcase the work of young, accomplished artists. Its most recent exhibition, titled Forecast, included eight art graduates; five from the National College of Arts (NCA), and three from the......21 June, 2019No comment