Imran Qureshi

Medal of Arts 2017

Imran Qureshi was awarded the Medal of Art for his longtime contributions to Art in Embassies and cultural diplomacy on January 12, 2017

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His work is firmly rooted in the tradition of miniature painting – the subject he still teaches at the National College of Art in Lahore – whose acme in the region was reached during the Mughal Empire. Qureshi has been exhibiting internationally for almost twenty years and has managed to greatly expand the language of miniature painting, both in traditionally sized and crafted work and in many original variations in the form of site-specific installations, three-dimensional works, videos, and paintings on paper and canvas. His work is exemplary of a practice that combines traditional motifs and techniques with current issues and the formal language of contemporary abstract painting.