Brief info

Nurayah Sheikh was born in Rawalpindi in 1971. She is an Art Educator and a practicing printmaker, she has been teaching for the last 18 years. She holds a BFA in Printmaking /Sculpture with a Distinction from the National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan in 1993.

Her work has been exhibited with in Pakistan and Internationally. She has worked on a number of international educational exchange projects with regards to printmaking, including ‘Chaap’ India, the Hong Kong Print Studio and COFA in Australia. Her recent works have been shown in Singapore 2015 at the DECK Gallery and at the Sharjah Museum where she was invited as a guest speaker for the Panel discussion, “Trajectories”: 19th-21st century Printmaking from Pakistan and India.

Nurayah has worked on numerous community-building projects and is part of the core committee for ‘Pursukoon Karachi’, an organization that comprises of visual practioners, who work towards the betterment of the city through a peaceful creative approach. She has been an active member of ‘reimagining the walls of Karachi’ A project for I AM KARACHI, that aims to promote art activism and employ skills of artists who wish to engage with the city with a positive outlook. She is also associated with Karwan-e-Hayat an NGO active in caring for mentally ill indigent patients.

Currently Nurayah is the Coordinator of the IVS Print Studio; and has been part of the Fine Art faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture –Karachi Pakistan for 10 years.

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