Artist, Museologist, Writer.

Copyright 2015. Shireen Ikram. All rights reserved.

About

"We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art."  Salvador Dali 

 

Shireen has always enjoyed art in every form, in paintings, in sculptures, poetry, music, architecture and nature. Being an enthusiast, she completed her BFA from the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore in 2006 majoring in painting with minors in printmaking and photography. She followed up with several exhibitions at some of Islamabad’s premier art galleries, as well as completed commission work for private international groups, including the Dag Hammarskjold building in New York.

In 2008 she went to the UK to complete her MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester. She completed her MA 2009. In addition to interning at the Manchester Museum, she completed research on the educational and cultural effects by working museums in Pakistan.

During the year 2010, Shireen worked with the National Art Gallery in Islamabad as a researcher on a Government sponsored project to create a database of artwork in all public institutions of the country.

Since 2010, Shireen has regularly been writing on art trends and exhibitions in Islamabad for various publications, including DAWN (Gallery section), Blue Chip and Nukta Art Magazine. She has also been involved with Cambridge (A&O-level) students in the capacity of art counsellor for their final year projects and portfolios while continuing to hone her abstract artwork with exhibitions across Pakistan