Shakil Ismail one of the top calligraphers of Pakistan will be exhibiting his work at Artciti Gallery on the 9th of December, 2021 Not only does he specialize in calligraphy, he is widely known for producing beautiful and detailed sculpture pieces using metal, glass, gems and stones.
His current exhibition at Artciti will display calligraphy with metal, stone and glass casting as well as metal and stone sculptures.
Ismail has had the privilege of exhibiting his work in nearly all well known art galleries across Pakistan He has also displayed his work internationally.
The government of Pakistan has honored Shakil Ismail by displaying his work at the Parliament House in Islamabad, at the Army house in Rawalpindi, at the Chief Minister House, at the National Bank of Pakistan and many other government owned facilities.
Throughout his career, Ismail has received many awards such as the following
- First position in the Sindh Artists Exhibition
- First position in the National Exhibition, Islamabad
- First position in the group show held by the Arts Council
- First prize, Sadaquain Award
- Second prize in the exhibition held at the National Museum, Karachi
Shakil Ismail believes in promoting glass casting amongst the younger generation and wants them to learn this particular mode of art.