Soraya is a TEDx art speaker lecturing on art’s ability to condition and influence people. Her work has been reviewed by Hello! Magazine, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, The Gulf Today, Islamic Arts Magazine, Professor Gerda Roper, Juliet Highet.
Soraya’s body of work can be described as environmental and social activism. Through her paintings she draws attention to the natural world, creating a contrast with the man-made.
Cutting-edge and experimental, her paintings are narratives of the transformative nature of cities and places.
The artist always paints outdoors, working in a studio environment only when extreme weather forces make it impossible for her to paint on location. Most of her paintings are textural. Having a sound knowledge of art history and solid grounding in fine arts, Soraya builds her paintings layer upon layer effortlessly. Her works is distinguished for light, tone and texture and is reminiscent of the work of old European masters. She has been offered an honorary MFA at a British university, artist residency in the States, and a Biennale showing in Europe. Soraya Sikander events and dates announcement can be found at her web portal www.sorayasikander.com.
Pakistan Painting Competition will be held at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi on 23 March, 2015. The competition will be hosted nder The Red Sapphire & its wing Activity Club. There are 6 competition categoreis from toddlers to Juniors to Dctators. Registration fee is Rs. 1000 per participant. This is an open competition and any one can participate. The theme is PAKISTAN. Participants will bring their own canvas and paints. The competition will run from 09:00 am to 07:00 pm. Contact: 0336-2384724.
The International Exhibition of Calligraphy' 2015
12th March – 12th April, 2015, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow
'Cross Roads' Eminenet photographer Arif Mahmood's latest photographic works 06 January, 2015, 5:00 pm Canvas Gallery, Karachi
The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
September 23, 2014–May 3, 2015
7th Edition of India Art Fair
NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi 110020
29th January, 1st February, 2015
Major Miniaturists: modern miniature paintings
Unicorn Gallery, D116/1A, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi
20th - 30th November, 2014