Name: Naqsh Raj
Cell no.: 0312-3995757
Date of Birth: June 13, 1984
Place of Birth: Quetta, Baluchistan
Domicile: Zhob, Baluchistan
Home Address: House No.1, PAD-Farming Society, Kurri Road, Mohrian, Islamabad.
Personal skills: Fluent in English and Urdu, Strong Communication and writing skills and basic computing skills.
2009 to 2010 Masters in Visual Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore.
2005 to 2008 Bachelor of FineArts in Painting, University of Baluchistan
Lecturer Department of Architecture and Design (CIIT) 2014 till date, COMSATS Islamabad.
Adjunct Faculty member of Iqra University, Islamabad, 2013.
Lecturer fine arts, HUNERKADA, Islamabad, 2012.
Designed and conducted work shops of Painting and drawing for art students at HUNERKADA, Islamabad, 2012.
Directed an art project of painting for Jamal Shah, amongst the leading fine artists of Pakistan, Islamabad, 2012.
Conducted workshops for Foundation year (Bachelors) Art students, Quetta, 2011.
Worked as a commissioned painter, while studying at National College of Arts, Lahore, 2010.
Designed Art projects as a freelancer for Qadri Associates (Architects), Quetta, 2008.
Volunteered to teach Modern Art History at the Fine Arts Department of the University of
Volunteered to teach History of Mughal Architecture at the fine arts Department of the University of Baluchistan, 2007.
Painted a Glass Mural for Preston University, Quetta, 2004.
Extended essay on the “Status of Kilim (flat weaving) making in different regions of the world”, 2013.
(MA Thesis-NCA, Lahore)
Conducted a research presentation on Clement Greenberg.
(Art Critic), 2010.
2015 Women artist exhibition PNCA.
2015 Between the lines, Comsats Art gallery
2014 1st Degree Show of Design, CIIT (Supervisor)
2012 Group show, PNCA, Islamabad.
2011 Group show, VM Art Gallery, Karachi.
2011 Group Show, Jharoka Gallery, Islamabad.
2011 Group Show, Royaat Gallery, Lahore.
2011 Residency Group show, Rohtas, Islamabad.
2009 & 2010 & 2011 Group Show, Alhamra Art Council, Lahore.
2006 & 2007 Group Show, University of Baluchistan.
2005& 2006 Group Show, Art Council, Quetta.
2014 Received award for supervising the first thesis degree of the Design department, CIIT.
2008 Received Gold Medal from the University of Baluchistan for outstanding achievement in Bachelors of Fine Arts.
2009 “Young Artist Exhibition” Alhamra Art Council, Lahore.
Vasl-Rohtas International Residency, Islamabad, 2011.
Curated a group show of artists from all over Pakistan, for the Inauguration of the Arts and Craft Village, Islamabad.
Baluchikilims (flat woven carpets)
1 year certificate course of painting and drawing from Art Council of Baluchistan, 2008.
Bibliography and Reviews
Paper cuts, Three Blind Mice by Saira Ansari (February 2, 2011 / the s.a. project)
DAWN, Exhibition of modern works (12th May, 2011)
The Express Tribune, Sense and Sensibilities by Momina Sibtain (March 21, 2011)
Triangle Network (2011)
Pakistan Today, It just happened by Mustafa Naqvi
The News, Art of Appropriation by Natasha Malik
Daily Times (17th April, 2011)
Pakistan in Picture (defence.pk)
The s.a. Project the MA VA kids will kick your butt (Naqsh Raj) (December 28, 2010)
Drawing on contemporary art vocabulary by Schezee Zaidi (April 19, 2011)
1.Mr.Quddus Mirza (Associate Professor at NCA)
724, Raza Block,
Allama Iqbal Town,
Tel. (res.) 00 92- 42- 35425021
Mobile. 00 92- 300 8478535
2.Jamal Shah (Rector HUNERKADA)
217-B Margalla Road North,
Tel. (office): 051-2211152-53