Mohammad Ali Talpur
Mohammad Ali Talpur (b. Hyderabad, Pakistan 1976) graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, with a BFA in 1998. Talpur went for the Khoj International Public Art Residency in Delhi in 2006, and the Vasl Artist’s Residency and exhibition in 2005, and was awarded the M.D. Taseer Scholarship at the National College of Arts in Lahore. Talpur has exhibited his works in several solo shows in the subcontinent and internationally. These include ‘Leeka’ at Art & Public, Geneva, in 2008; at X.V.A. Gallery, Dubai, in 2008; Gallery:space, London, in 2007; and Zahoor-Ul-Akhlaque Gallery, Lahore, in 2004. Some of the group exhibitions in which his work has featured are ‘Drawn from Life’ at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, in 2011; ‘Resemble Reassemble’ at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, in 2010; ‘Fathay Jay Aassay Paassey ‘ at V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, in 2010; ‘The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990–2010’ at Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, in 2010; ‘Mashq: repetition, meditation, mediation’ and ‘Drawn from Life: Drawing Process’ at Green Cardamom, London, in 2009 and 2008 respectively; ‘Around the Miniature’, Lahore, in 2003; Zahoor-Ul- Akhlaque Gallery, Lahore, in 2000; and the Punjab Artist’s Association, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore, in 1997. The artist lives and works in Lahore.