Education and Qualifications

2012 Pratt Institute, New York Master of Fine Arts in Painting | Museum Studies

2003 National College of Arts, Lahore Bachelor of Fine Arts in Miniature Painting | Minors in Printmaking, Sculpture, Product Design

1999 Karachi Grammar School, Karachi A-levels in 4 subjects

1997 Karachi Grammar School, Karachi O-levels in 10 subjects


Honors and Awards

2019 Stoneleaf Residency, hosted at Stoneleaf retreat by Helen Toomer and Eric Romano in NY

2019 Dreamland Residency hosted by The Dean Collection in Phoenix AZ

2018 Studios at MASS MoCA Residency, MASS MoCa

2017 The Wassaic Project Editions Program, The Wassaic Project

2016 The Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at VYT

2015 The Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at VYT

2015 The Alfred Z. Solomon Residency, The Tang Museum & Skidmore College

2014 Artist fellowship, Wassaic Artist Residency

2013 Artist grant, Vermont Studio Center

2012 Honorarium: STARTALK, University of Pennsylvania   

2012 Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, Pratt Institute

2012 Izchak Friedman Endowed Scholarship, Pratt Institute

2011 Graduate Scholarship, Pratt Institute

2011 Senior Internship Award, Pratt Institute

2004 Graduated with Honors, National College of Arts

1999 The Saeed Haroon Memorial Prize for Journalism, Karachi Grammar School


Artist Talks 

2019 Breaking Through The Canvas with Lolita Cross and Genesis Tramaine moderated by Andrea Delph at Arlo Hotel NY

2019 Let Me Hear Your Body Talk presented at the occasion of Martha Edelheit Flesh Walls. Panel with Geoffrey Chadsey and Joyce Kozloff moderated by Nancy Princenthal at Eric Firestone Gallery, NY

2018 Panel Discussion Art In The Age Of Instagram Culture with Rebecca Morgan and Will Hutnick moderated by Nat Meade at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY

2017 Panel Discussion Grab Back: A conversation on taking back art through power with Angela Fraleigh, Zoë Buckman, Michele Pred and Ann Ogie-Bloomer, moderated by Tianna Webb Evans | Project For Empty Space, NJ

2017 Panel Discussion You Can't Sit With US: Female Artists and Fourth Wave Feminism with Marianna Rothen, Jenny Morgan, Erica Mapp, Jasmin Hernandez moderated by M J Simmons | Steven Kasher Gallery, NY

2016 Artist Talk  Sheherzade's Gift | Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2015 Artist Talk, Hiba Schahbaz and Talha Rathore, Realms of the Earth and Sky, The Tang Museum, NY

2014 Artist Talk, Hiba Schahbaz, Fay Ku and Manju Shandler, Gallery HO, NY 

2013 Panel Discussion, Celebrity Spectacle and Art, Cue Art Foundation

2013/2014 Artist talk/lecture, Senior Seminar, Pratt Institute

2013 SAWCC Process, Practice, Portfolio 2.0, NYU



2019 Personal Spaces | Danese Corey , NY

2018 Close The Blinds | With Sophia Narrett and Danny J Ferrell at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 The Garden (one person show) | New Image Art Gallery, LA

2018 Bonjour Tristesse | Barney Savage Gallery, NY

2018 Reclaimed Baggage | Northern Illinois University Art Museum

2018 The Garden | Spring Break Art Show with Field Projects, NY

2018 Metaxis Uber Pool | Curated by Hilde Gallery, LA at TiendaX Houston

2018 Kisses | Zero Zero LA

2017 Crafted Strangers | The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, NC

2017 Secret Garden | The Untitled Space

2017 Hiba Schahbaz - Self Portraits (one person show) | Feminist Incubator Space: Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ

2017  Object and Influence | Hygienic Gallery, New London, Connecticut

2017 Melted City 04 | Blanc Gallery, Philippines

2017 Hanged with Roses (one person show)) | Union Arts Center, Sparkhill, New York

2016 Sheherzade's Gift | Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia PA

2016 Self Reflection | Untitled Space | Tribeca NY

2016 Summer Exhibition at the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery | Vytlacil, NY

2016 Sheherzade's Gift | Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2016  THE PERSISTENT NATURE OF URGENCY - works on paper | Mayson Gallery NY

2015 Hanged With Roses (Solo) | Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Touch of Remembrance | Curated by Grace Noh, 103 Allen Street, NY 

2015 On-Lined Paper | Works on paper exhibit for launch of bfpcreative, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Hang Together: Collaborative Work & Practices | Pratt Institue Library, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Sugarlift Volume 001 | The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Grab Bag | Trestle Project Space Brooklyn, NY

2014 Hrönir: Un-Lost Things | Temporary Storage Gallery at BFP, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Sugartlift Editions Launch Party | Sugarlift, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Large & Small | Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Playdate | BCS Gallery / ARPNY, NY

2014 By Invitation Only | Curated by Renee Ricardo, Mickalene Thomas, Andrew Gori & Ambre Kelly at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2014 American Beauty (Solo) | Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia

2014 The New Originals | Gallery HO. New York

2013 WAH bridges Bushwick | Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2013 The Emo Show | The Elizabeth Foundation, New York 

2013 Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre | An exhibition by Noire Gallery at Villa Flor, Switzerland

2013 Salaam Bombay: Beauty & Chaos in the Urban Environment curated by Jasmine Wahi | Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia

2012 In Memory (Solo) | Noire Gallery, Torino Italy

2012 Two Person Exhibition | Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia 

2012 Thesis Exhibition | Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, NY

2012 Excavation/Memory | Ed Varie, NY

2012 Re-Imagine: Ourselves | Ukrainian Institute of America in New York.

2012 14th annual Postcards From the Edge | Cheim and Read. 

2011 Curate NYC | Online exhibition at 

2011 Curate NYC | Rush Arts Gallery, Manhattan, NY.

2011 Fracture | Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

2010 In Search of the Exquisite: Contemporary Pakistani Miniature | Ganges Art, Calcutta | Hutheesing Art Centre, Ahmedabad

2009 Miniature Art Show | Revivers Galleria, Lahore

2009 Khalq-e-Khuda | Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi

2009 Then and Now | Ahmad Pervaiz Gallery, Karachi

2009 Redo Pakistan | Gulrang Gallery, Karachi | Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore |Depford Project Space, London | Watermans Arts Centre, London

2009 Line Drawing in Contemporary Art | The Workshop Gallery, Bailystock

2009 Faculty art 4 | Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture Gallery, Karachi

2008 Interlinked | Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore

2008 International Exhibition | Jamshoro

2007 National College of Arts Alumni Show | Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore

2005 Solo Exhibit | The Art Gallery, Karachi

2004 Artfest’04 | Sheraton, Karachi

2003 Implosions | National College of Arts, Lahore

2002 Drawn | Royaat Gallery, Lahore


2019 | Spring Break Art Show NY

2019 | Spring Break Art Show LA

2018 | Untitled Art Fair

2018 | Editions/Artists Book Fair

2018 | Beirut Art Fair

2018 | Spring Break Art Show

2018 | Art on Paper

2017 | PULSE Art Fair

2017 | Art Athina

2016 | Spring Break Art Show

2016 | Pulse Art Fair

2015 | India Art Fair 

2014 | Scope NYC

2013 | Scope Miami

2013 | Art.Fair Cologne

2013 | Vienna Fair

2013 | Scope Basel

2012 | Art Asia Miami

2012 | VIP MFA Fair 


Selected Press

A Radical New History of Queer Modernism, 1933–1950 by Jerry Saltz

A Woman’s Gaze – Hiba Schahbaz Captured By Yana Bardadim

Femininity as Power in Hiba Schahbaz’s 'The Garden'

8 South Asian artistes who are changing the way the West looks at desi culture

Hiba Schahbaz Drawing Human Beauty

Playboy Korea: Hiba Schahbaz Drawing Human Beauty

10 Out-of-This-World Installations at the 2018 SPRING/BREAK Art Show by Sarah Cascone

Watering the Imagination at the Spring Break Art Show by Seph Rodney

Hyperallergic Spring Break Is an Oasis for Art Fair Haters by Hgrav Vartanian

Hyperallergic Spring Break Is an Oasis for Art Fair Haters

This Pakistani-American artist is making classical art less white and male Interview with Brittany Nattale

i-D This Pakistani-American artist is making classical art less white and male

Hiba Schahbaz: Self Portraits at the Project for Empty Space by Jonathan Goodman

Muslim Artist’s Dreamy Nude Self-Portraits Show The Power Of Self-Love by Priscilla Frank

Studio Visit with Hiba Schahbaz at 56 Bogart, Bushwick by Jasmin Hernandez for Gallery Gurls


Why the Indian antiquities Market is  important to Contemporary Art by Tara Kuru for Vogue India

AO On-Site – New York: SPRING/BREAK Art Fair at 4 Times Square, February 28th – March 6th, 2017

The Messy, DIY Aesthetic of the Spring/Break Art Show by Hrag Vratanian

A Times Square Show for a New Generation by Cait Munro

The Spring/Break Art Fair Is Filled with Awesome and Weird Creative Works by Maggie Shannon

9 Artists to Watch from the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios by Seph Rodney                                        


The 10 Best Art Shows of 2015 by Jerry Saltz                                                                                  

Hiba Schahbaz Hanged with Roses by Jonathan Goodman                                     

"What Is She Thinking?": Hiba Schahbaz Brings a New Voice to an Ancient Tradition by Stephanie Berzon

New Originals at Gallery HO by Jonathan Goodman for The Brooklyn Rail

The New Originals by Daniel Gauss for Arte Fuse

Hiba Schahbaz at Twelve Gates Arts by Jonathan Goodman


Online Journals/Interviews

Forbes | How Painter Hiba Schahbaz Embraces Gentleness, Creative Risks And Failure by Jane Claire Harvey

The Future of Art and Style, as Told by a Pair of Statement Makers

Paper People: Hiba Schahbaz

Space for Women's Stories: Interview with Hiba Schahbaz

Sound and Vision with Brian Alfred

Dreaming wiith the Enlightened: A conversation with Hiba Schahbaz

Hiba Schahbaz for Work In Progress

Gallery Girl meets Hiba Schahbaz

Hiba Schahbaz Interview by Danielle Schlunegger-Warner for Venison |

Miniature Reinventor by Wyanet Vaz for Verve -

The Luminous Language of Miniature Painting for ArtFile

Tell me: Hiba Schahbaz by Noah Dillon

Featured artist in Fronterad

Featured for Pratt Institute Hiba Schahbaz: The Delights of Art by Jonathan Goodman

Featured artist and interview for Painting is Dead

Talking Shop with Hiba Schahbaz. A miniaturist with a modern sensibility. An interview with Helen Dwork for LINEA How Artist's Think

My Selves, an interview with HIba Schahbaz for Asypmtote, a journal of literature and art from around the globe.

Catching Up, a brief interview with Sugarlift gallery

Artist profile in Jaggery, a South Asian arts and literature journal.

Artist profile in Works & Days, an online quarterly journal.


Professional Teaching Experience

2012 to present Art Students League NY | Intensive workshops on the art of Indo-Persian miniature painting.

2010 Haque Academy | Sculpture Learning Module. A studio class initiative on the study of 3D forms, culminating in an exhibition.

2009 to 2010 The CAS School | Contemporary Art Seminar. An O Level theory-based class promoting a critical dialogue on artwork and social change between professionals and students.

2009 The Citizens Foundation | Rahbar Mentorship Program. A mentorship program for disadvantaged middle school children..

2008 to 2010 The CAS School | Sculpture Learning Module. A studio class initiative on the study of 3D forms, culminating in an exhibition.

2008 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture | History of Culture. A liberal arts foundation year class which promoted a dialogue on local culture, social change and art.

2006 to 2010 Asian Institute of Fashion Design | Colors and Mediums / Basic Drawing. A studio elective focused on different materials and different painting techniques.

2005 to 2006 Karachi Grammar School | Art / Craft Design Technology. Art and craft courses from class 3 to 6.

2004 to 2005 Karachi High School | Art Department. Developed an art curriculum for disadvantaged children with opportunity to learn other skills. Helped organize the International School Educational Olympiad.

1998 Pakistan American Cultural Institute | Summer School. Gave English lessons and was in charge of directing art projects.


Internships and Assistantships

2011 Dumbo Arts Center | Assistant teaching artist

2011 Pratt Institute Math and Science Department | Graduate Assistant. Working with faculty on conservation research projects. Co-author of 'Chemistry of Pompeii and Herculaneum'

2010 to 2011 Rubin Museum | Curatorial Intern. Assisted curatorial fellow in conceptualizing, planning and acquiring artwork for exhibition Modernist Art from India. Drafted photography exhibition proposals and liaised with artists.