She graduated from College of Art & Design, GC University Faisalabad in 2009 with a distinction in painting, continuing up with MA Honors in Visual Art from NCA Lahore in 2013. She is highly skilled in Oil & Acrylic painting. She has been doing some very experimental site specific works too which explains the importance of ordinary things we ignore often, and which actually contains the reality. She is mainly concerned with realizing and seeing the truth behind things which we see in our daily life and believe in what we see, yet ignore the actual/complete truth. Her work inquest these notions of reality vs. perception. Saleem has been awarded the best young artist award by Arts Council Lahore in 2013. She was artist in residence in 1st SANAT residency in June 2014. She got the ARJUMAND Painting Award’s first prize in 2015. She has exhibited her work in Solo and Group shows in Pakistan, Dubai and Italy. Now she is teaching at NCA as visiting faculty and currently lives and works in Lahore.