Shazia Munir is Lahore-born artist who lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her BFA and MFA from College of Art and Design, Punjab University and secured third position for her achievements in both degrees. Her MFA project was on “class differences in our society and levels of maturity with the passage of time in human life” which was displayed on instillation medium. She had four group shows at Alhamra Art Council in Lahore and one at Canvas Art Gallery in Karachi. Recently in 2019-20 she has participated in 6 national level exhibitions and 2 international exhibition, E-Exhibition (Art Influx, 1st June 2020.), and Love revolution (international virtual exhibition). Pakistan National Council of Arts (Kashmir will never die, 5th February, 2020.) Group exhibition at Alhamra Arts Council Lahore (2nd Alhamra National Exhibition), Shakir Ali Museum (Stories), MOOCA Café. Lahore, Tourism Development Cooperation of Punjab (Visual Narrations of Punjab, April, 2019) and Nukta studio Islamabad (“Konplay” Group Exhibition of Landscape Paintings, March, 2019.
Art for me is comfort of my heart through my eyes. My art is interpretations of my deepest thoughts and my strongest desires. It is my voice to express my observations and experiences through paintings rather than spoken. I paint my observations in the environment and particularly, the mother nature. My medium of work is oil paint with knife and I create thick layers of paint and texture for my art pieces. I paint landscapes which I personally observe and, in my painting, I highlight the colors and effects of light onto the raw wood panels and on the canvases through impasto technique.