Saira Wasim
Born: Lahore, Pakistan, 1975
Bachelors in Fine Arts, National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan- 1999.
Live and Works, Illinois.
2008, Saira Wasim: Epic Miniatures, Ameringer & Yohe Fine Arts , New York, NY, (catalogue)
2005. ‘Political Carousel’s South Western University, Texas.
2004 Transcendent contemplations, green cardamom @ Hosain, London. (Catalogue).
2003 Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore.
‘Illuminated Geographies’ at Aidekman Art Center, Medford, USA 2013.
‘Care Packacges’ at Twelve gates Art gallery, Philadelphia, USA -2012.
‘Invoking Peace’ at Euphrat Museum Of Art at Cupertino, USA – 2012.
‘ Realms of Intimacy’ at Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, USA – 2011.
Artropolis / Partisan Exhibition at Art Chicago, Chicago ---2008.
‘A New Cosmopolitanism: Preeminence of Place, California State University Fullerton Main Gallery, California, USA - 2008 (catalogue ).
'Empire and its Discontents’ at Aidekman Art Center, Medford, USA --- 2008 (catalogue).
‘Double Conscience’ at Mattress Factory Museum Pittsburg – 2007 (catalogue).
‘One way or Another, Asian American art now’ at Honolulu Academy of Arts Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. ---2008.
‘One way or Another, Asian American art now’ at The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA ---2008.

‘One way or Another, Asian American art now’ at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA –2007.

‘One way or Another, Asian American art now’ at Asia Society New York -2006 (catalogue).
‘Karkhana’: a Contemporary Collaboration at Asian Art Museum San Francisco, USA-2006.
‘Karkhana’: A Contemporary Collaboration at Aldrich Museum, USA – 2005 (catalogue).
Future Tense: Security and Human Rights exhibition at Queensland College of Art Griffith University, Australia.-2005 (catalogue).
Small works on paper ‘Ritu-gathering of Seasons’ group show of Pakistani and Indian Miniature painters. Anant Art gallery, New Delhi (catalogue)-2005.
Playing with up-loaded Gun, Fridericianum, Kassel (catalogue)-2004.
Karkhana, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK- 2003.
American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue) - 2003.
Playing with a Loaded Gun, Apex art, New York -2003.
‘Miniatures Pakistanaises, Masion d’ Art Contepmorain Chaillioux, Fresnes, France (catalogue) - 2003.
Exotic Bodies, at Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK- 2002.
Maneuvering Miniatures, International India Centre, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai (catalogue) - 2001.
Six Artists from Pakistan, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York - 2000.
Around the Miniature, Canvas Gallery Karachi - 2001.
Did richen Art Museum, Kuusisaari, Finland - 2000.
125th Celebrations of National College of Arts and Millennium exhibition in National College of Arts Gallery, Pakistan- 2000.
Public Collections:
Victorian and Albert Museum, London.

Smith College Museum, Massachusetts.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Tokyo.
Queensland art gallery and Museum, Australia.
Awards and Residencies:
Residency in Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA, with fellowship award – 2003.
Distinction Award, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Two months workshop on ‘Miniature Painting’ at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater-Oklahoma.
2005 Two weeks workshop on ‘South Asian Painting’ in South Western University, Texas.
Visiting Artist-talk:
Columbia College, Chicago.
DePaul University, Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
North Western University, Chicago.
Tuft University, Boston.
Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University.
South Western University, Texas.
Smith College, Massachusetts.
University of Maryland, College Park.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.