Irfan Hasan graduated from the National College of Arts in 2006 with a major in Indo-Persian miniature painting. Achieving a distinction in his thesis project, Hasan moved on to receiving numerous awards, namely,
‘Best Young Painter’ from the Punjab Arts Council in 2007 and 2008 and the ‘Commonwealth Connection International Fellowship’. He has also attended residencies including Art OMI, New York, Storefront Artist Project, Massachusetts, VASL, Karachi, Commonwealth Connection International Fellowship at GCAC, Kolkata and the Second Rybon International Artist Workshop in Tehran, Iran. He taught at the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi from 2008-2014. He is currently teaching at the National College of Arts, Lahore.
Hasan has held several solo projects and group shows nationally and internationally. For the last few years his practice is highly captivated by classical European portraiture and Qajar painting of Iran. He works and resides in Lahore.