-Graduated from the National College of Arts in 2005. 


-Assistant lecturer at the National College of Arts 2008-2009. 


-Artist in residence at Art Omi, New York, 2009. 


-Artist in residence at RM Residency (International) 2010.


-Recipient of High Achievers Award from The Cambridge university for Arts and Sociology in Advance Level Studies. 


-Work in Francis Burger Collection (New York), Devi Art Foundation Collection (Delhi, India), Rangoonwala (Karachi, Pakistan)


Shows, Professional Experience and Residencies



April - Group Show, "Char Aurtein, Char Khaniyan", Sanat Initiative, Karachi, Pakistan. (Catalog)

January - Presented work at Pecha Kucha Islamabad Pakistan.

January - Solo Show, O ART SPACE, Lahore, Pakistan.


June - "Light Beings", Solo Show, Columbia Museum, South Carolina, U.S.A. (Catalog)

May - Venice Biennale, Imago Mundi project. (Catalog)

January - Group Show, O art Space, Lahore, Pakistan. (Catalog)


April - Group Show, "New Pathways - Contemporary Art From Pakistan", United Nations Head Quarters, New York, USA. (Catalog)


April - Group Show, "Silsila", Sanat initiative Gallery, Karachi. Pakistan. (Catalog)

March - Group Show, "Celebrating Female Artists", PNCA (Pakistan National Council of Arts), Islamabad. Pakistan. (Catalog)


November - Group Show, "Grains of Sand", Satrang Gallery, Islamabad. (Catalog)

March - Solo Show at Khaas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Catalog)


August - Solo Show at Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

June - Solo Show at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

March - Dubai Art Fair, Aicon Gallery booth.

February- Group show, Indo-Pak Art Affair, ICAC International Creative Art Center, Mumbai, India.


September - Group show, "Usman Aur Mein", Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. (Catalog)

May/June - Group show, "Attaining Heights", V.M gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

April - 2 person show, "Cohesion", Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.

March - Group show, "66 Statements", Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.

March - Dubai Art Fair, Aicon Gallery Booth.

February - Group show, "In Praise of Red", Royaat Gallery, Lahore.

January - Group show, "Mein", Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. (Catalog)

January - Group show, "Letters to Taseer", Drawing Room Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.


September- Group show, "LOVE is a four letter word", Gallery Latitude 28, Delhi, India. 

September - The Body in 6 by 3, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. (Catalog)

May - Group show, "Urban Condition", Poppy Seed Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

March - Dubai Art Fair, Aicon Gallery booth.

January - Group show, "Reprise", Aicon Gallery, New York, U.S

January - Group show, "Imminent Painters", Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan.

January - Group show, "Silsila - Studio RM, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. (Catalog)


November - Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Aicon Gallery Booth.

May - Solo show, "Lets's Fly First Class",Aicon Gallery, New York, USA. (Catalog)

April - Group show, "Once upon a Wonderland", Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India.

April - RM Residency (International) Exhibition, Ejaz Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan. (Catalog)

March - Artist in Residence at RM Residency (International), Lahore, Pakistan.

March - "Across the Frontier", Apparao Galleries, Delhi, India. 


Artist in Residence at "Art Omi", New York, USA.

September ‐ "Redo Pakistan" ‐ Flux festival, London.

August ‐ Delhi Art Fair ‐ India

July ‐ Artist in Residence at ‘Art Omi’, New York, USA.

May - Group Show ‘Celebrating Karachi’.

May - Group Show ‘Tales of the City’, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi.

April - "Redo Pakistan", ‘Shanakht’ Festival, Karachi, Pakistan.

April - Group show ‘Honor Killing’, at PNCA (Pakistan national council of the arts). (Catalog)

March - Group show, ‘Going Places’, at Canvas Gallery Karachi.

March - Dubai Art Fair - Aicon Gallery Booth


December ‐ Group show, "As it seems ‐ or as far as the eye can see", at National College of

Arts, Rawalpindi campus. (Catalog)

December - Art camp, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai.

November ‐ Solo show, "Bold and the Beautiful", Canvas Gallery, Karachi. (Catalog)

October ‐ Solo show, Gallery 6, Islamabad.

May ‐ Hong Kong Art Fair. Aicon Gallery booth.

April Group show, East West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii.

April Group show, Alhamra National Council of the Arts, Lahore. 

           National exhibition organized by artists association of Punjab. (Catalog)

March Dubai Art Fair 2008, Aicon Gallery booth.


November Group show, “Figurative Art, Pakistan”, Aicon Gallery, London. (Catalog)

October - Group show, “Lantern of the East”. 17th Pyeomg Paek International Art

Festival. Nake Art Museum, Korea. (Catalog)

August Two Man Show, “361 Hours of Dialogue”, Broadway Gallery, Amman, Jordan.

April Group show, "Drawings of the Soul”. University of Sunderland. (Catalog)

March Group show, Alhamra National Council of the Arts, Lahore. National exhibition

organized by Artists Association of Punjab. (Catalog)


Invited as Lecturer at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad, at workshop held by Marjorie Hussain.

October Group show, Nomad Art Gallery.

June Group show, VM Art Gallery, Rangoonwala Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.

May Group show, Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

March ‐ Group show, Alhamra National Council of the Arts, Lahore,

National Exhibition, organized by Artists Association of Punjab. (Catalog)

February ‐ Group show, Alhamra National Council of the Arts, Lahore, organized by Young Artists Association, Punjab. (Catalog)

January ‐ “Emerging Talent”, Group show, VM Gallery, Rangoonwala Centre, Karachi. 



Selected Publications and Reviews


February - "Light Beings", Art Now Pakistan, Cosima Brand.


June - "How Pakistani artist Sana Arjumand and New York's DJ Rekha Push Past Perception, Jordan Lawrence, Free Times, USA, June 21st 2017.


"Become like the Moon", Nat Brut Magazine (www.natbrut.com), 16th July 2016.

Featured in Hello Pakistan- July issue 2016. 

Interviewed on National Television channel PTV WORLD, August 2016.


"How to Make Friends With Your Country's Enemies- See Touch Love", Mallika Padma Rao", Huffington Post, 29th October 2015.

"The Eye Still Seeks - Contemporary Art from Pakistan" - Salima Hashmi

Marking Women's Day "Artists Rediscovering Female Narratives", Maryam Usman, Express Tribune, 12 March 2015.


"Grains Of Sand a Spiritual Journey", Shirine Ikramullah, Art Now, December Issue.

"Traditionally Modern: 'Grains of Sand' take art lovers through time", Maryam Usman, The Express Tribune, 13 November 2014.

"Birdsong", Aasim Akhtar, The News, 6th April. 

Artist profile, "Sana Arjumand: "Peeling away the layers", by Cosima Brand, Art Now, January Issue. 


"Symbols, patterns, images and photos", by Nadeem Zuberi, Pulse magazine, 11 November 2013. 

"Studio visit - Sana Arjumand", by Lavinia Filippi, Art Now, September Issue 2013.

"Art work - Finding Felicity", by Marjorie Hussain, Dawn newspaper, 15th September 2013

"Felicity opens at canvas", by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper, 28th August 2013.

"Sana Arjumand : On Felicity", by Zahra Khan, Art Now, July Issue 2013.

"Patterns of Politics", by Quddus Mirza, The News, 9th June 2013. 

"The Unknown Pakistan", by Cosima Brand, H.A.S Magazine, Issue 27. January Issue 2013.

"Journey in to truck art- the most visible form of art in Pakistan", Lavinia Filippi, Atein (Italian Magazine), 2013.


"From School-girl to Sibyl", Dua Abbas, Friday Times, November 30- December 06 2012, VOL XXXIV. November Issue.

"Unlikely stories"- October Issue. http://www.unlikelystories.org/12/arjumand1112.shtml

"The Expressionist Movement", Mariya Kazi, Niche Magazine, Vol 4, Issue 1, July Issue.

"Glamourous and Fabulous, Interviewed by Rayan Khan, Hello Magazine, July Issue.

"A Collision of Talent and Inspiration", Shirine Ikramullah, Bluechip Magazine, June Issue.

"Rising Stars", Sehba Muhammad, Art Info, May Issue.


"Figuratively speaking", Silwat Ali, 18th September, Dawn Gallery.

"What Love Has Come To Mean Today", The Sunday Guardian (India), Sara Siddiqui. 25th September 2011.

"Five Artists and the Four-Letter Word", The Indian Express, Vandana Kalra, 15th september 2011.

"The Darker Side of Love", The Pioneer (New Delhi, India), Ritika Arora. 6th September 2011.

"Four Letter Works", Tehelka, Avesta Choudhry, 1st September 2011.

"Indian and Pakistani Art, Together",Lavina Melwani, www.lassiwithlavina.com, 16th March 2011.

"Visual Adrenalin", Mustafa Naqvi, Pakistan Today, 3rd February 2011.

"Artist's Work, Revivng the Old Bond", Salwat Ali, Dawn Gallery, 27th Februaury 2011.

"Current Realities, New Perspectives", Salwat Ali, Dawn gallery, 30th January 2011. 

"Where do we Migrate to?", Amitava Kumar, Catalog printed by Centre for Art, Design and Visual Culture. University of Maryland Baltimore Country.

"Rise and Shine", Salwat Ali, ADA (Architecture Design Art) Magazine, Vol 4, issue 13, 2011. 


"Time for Action", Saamia Ahmed Azar, Nigaah Arts and Culture Magazine, Vol 1 six, 2010.                    

"Celebrating the Drift", Aasim Akhtar, Libas International Magazine, Vol 23, Issue 2, 2010.

"Flying High", Salwat Ali, Dawn Newspaper, 13th June 2010. 

"Let's fly First Class", Amitava Kumar, Sepia mutiny, June 2010.


“Operating Above the Law”, Fatima Bhutto, Art Asia Pacific, November - December issue.

“Art for the Masses”, Aarti Dua, The Telegraph, Calcutta, India ‐ August 29th.


“Passage from India”, Farah Rahim Ismail, Art Quarterly Combined, Christies Art Fund.

''Contemporary Pakistan'', Honolulu Advertiser, 4th May.

“Mumbai to Manhattan”, Art Dubai , Canvas Magazine supplement 2008, March 19 ‐ 22.

“Realism Today”, Salwat Ali, Dawn Gallery, November 15 2008.

“Feeling for Flag”, Quddus Mirza, The News, November 16 2008.


''Under the Gun'', Carla Power, Time Magazine, December 17 2007.

''Going Places'', Salwat Ali, Dawn Gallery, December 1 2007.

''Emerging Artists Exhibit Pakistani Art in Jordan'', Shahina Maqbool, The News, August 31 2007.

''Faces and Places'', Mike Derderian, The Jordanian Star, August 30 2007.

''A Catalogue of Surprises'', Anwer Mooraj, The Herald, February 2007.


''A Perspective of Contemporary Paintings, Prints and Sculptures in Pakistan 1987‐2006 VM Art Gallery, M.M printers, Karachi 2006.

''Carving New Careers'', Junaid Iqbal, Dawn Gallery, November 18 2006.

''Raw Energy'', Salwat Ali, Dawn Gallery, July 1 2006.

''Feminism in Excellence'', Munawar Mohsin, The Post Eye Candy, March 19 2006.

''Classical Music Paintings on Display at Nomad'', Asma Bashir Kundi, The Nation Metro, October19 2006.

''Compelling Exhibition by Young Artists Opens'', Shahina Maqbool, The News, October 20 2006

''Exhibition of Three Female Artists Paintings Open'', Jamal Shahid, Dawn, October 19 2006.

''Exhibition of Youthful Colours'', Sajjad Malik, The Post, October 19 2006.

''A Riot of Colours'', Shahina Maqbool, The News, May 20 2006.


''Working with a Clear Conscience'', Mian Naeem, Weekly Cutting Edge, December 14-20 2005.