Imran Qureshi is best known for his beautifully crafted paintings, which feature a delicate repetition of decorative motifs and figurative elements. Largely influenced by the Mugal heritage of miniature paintings, Qureshi has evolved his own personal iconography that permeates his works as observed in his various paintings and more recently, his site-specific installations.
Born in 1972, he has lives and works in Lahore, Pakistation. He graduated from the National College of Arts in 1993 (Lahore, Pakistan) as a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has since then gone on to achieve international acclaim with the prestigious Sharjah Biennial 10 Premier Prize (2011) for his installation Blessings Upon the Land of My Love being an attestation to such.
Considered one of Pakistan’s most important artists, Qureshi’s works have been featured on multiple platforms. As part of him being awarded the Deutche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” in 2013, he exhibited a large solo exhibition at the “Deutsche Bank KunstHalle”.
Quershi is represented in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Harris Museum, Preston, England; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; Deutsche Bank’s Collection of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany; World Bank, Washington, DC; The Presidency, Islamabad, Pakistan; National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford, England; Queensland Art Galleries & Museums, Brisbane, Australia.