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Leading art gallery of Pakistan, Unicorn Gallery was Founded by art critic Seemah Niaz. Unicorn specialises in the history of Pakistani and Indian painting and has presented works by some of the most distinguished South Asian painters including Ustad Allahbux, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Colin David, F N Souza, Gulgee, Jehangir Sabavala, Krishen Khanna, M F Husain, Murtaza Bashir, S H Raza, Shakir Ali and Vasudeo S. Gaitonde.

Unicorn has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions, Annual Art Book Fair exclusive to Unicorn, art scholar talks and documentary screenings. Unicorn is also active in the preservation of the history of regional painting by way of a prolific production of art monographs and books.

Unicorn Gallery has hosted retrospectives of major masters including: Sadequain’s Rubbiyats, Jameel Ahmed A Forgotten Master, Ghulam Rasul - Pakistan’s most influential landscape painter and most recently Laila Shahzada a life - The legacy of a pioneer of modern painting in Pakistan.

Unicorn Gallery was Founded by Seemah Niaz.

Unicorn Gallery specializes in Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions, annual art book fairs, lectures, documentary screenings, launches, seminars, internships and other opportunities. Unicorn Gallery holds numerous thought-provoking exhibitions in collaboration with curators, art galleries, museums, institutes and organizations, and sources to auction houses. We encourage scholarly research and exploration of art as seen from its historical, cultural, and social contexts with art critics and historians.

The gallery produces its own exhibitions including traveling shows, introduces new art publications and hosts retrospectives of major painters as well as represents emerging artists, who experiment in a wide-range of media, display technical skill, diversity in portfolio and are innovative in approach. Unicorn Gallery’s exhibitions have encompassed all the visual arts including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, serigraphs, photography, architecture, film, video and performance.

SEEMAH NIAZ was educated at St.George’s School in London, England and Lahore, Pakistan. She is a M.A previous in English Language and Literature from Punjab University, and B.A. in French and English Literature from Kinnaird College. She has been a freelance journalist and has contributed articles to Herald, Newsline, Dawn, Star etc. She has curated numerous exhibitions on South Asian Art in Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore and London and is the Founder of Unicorn Gallery, Karachi, and Unicorn Space, Dubai. She is widely traveled and has taught at The Lyceum School, St. Patrick’s, Karachi, Westminster College and David Game.

Seemah is actively involved in social work, promoting literacy and child health in Pakistan. She is the author of the ‘Mona Naqsh’ biography. Niaz has lectured on Pakistani Art at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in London.

Soraya Sikander at Beijing Biennale 2017

SORAYA SIKANDER painting ‘Sunset’ at Beijing Biennale 2017 Pakistani Artist exhibits at leading international art fair ​Sunset | Oil on canvas | 36 by 48 inches | 2017 Booklet available at the National Art Museum of China​ ART FAIR: Pakistani Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of […]

‘INSCAPE 2018’ by Soraya Sikander

SORAYA SIKANDER AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE EXHIBITION SERIES: ‘A FLORAL SYMPHONY’ , THE GOLDEN COLLECTION’ , ‘IN, AT, AROUND’ SORAYA SIKANDER RETURNS WITH A NEW ANNUAL EXHIBITION SERIES UNICORN GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT A NEW SOLO EXHIBITION ‘INSCAPE’ OPENS 10.2.2018, 5 PM AT UNICORN GALLERY 32-B-2 […]

Mangroves

MANGROVES Mangroves is an exploration of the Karachi landscape – as seen through the mind’s eye. For me, I see cities, sea and places interchangeably. I paint tonal landscapes that capture the very ‘is-ness’ of being at a place. Representing the nature of the city of Karachi, its […]

Soraya Sikander ‘INSCAPE’ Exhibition 28 FEBRUARY 2017

Calligraphic landscape painter Soraya Sikander to exhibit a new series entitled ‘INSCAPE’ Exhibition to open at Unicorn Gallery, Lahore Pioneering painter of calligraphic landscapes, artist Soraya Sikander returns to Pakistan with a new series ‘INSCAPE’ – Exploring landscapes as seen through the mind’s eye/inner worlds, Exhibition inauguration 28 FEBRUARY 2017 […]

IOPWE Interviews artist Soraya Sikander

  SORAYA SIKANDER is one of Pakistan’s leading artists. Listed as ‘Artist to watch’ she paints landscapes and cities. The artist is making it big internationally with over sixteen non-stop sell-out exhibitions at some of today’s most prestigious venues! Soraya has been interviewed by The Khaleej Times, The […]

OK!PAKISTAN INTERVIEWS SORAYA SIKANDER

OK!PAKISTAN SORAYA SIKANDER – The extremely talented Pakistani artist, is making waves around the world for her landscapes and organic forms. She has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’  FASCINATED by landscapes, Soraya Sikander’s paintings encompass her […]

Soraya Sikander at Galerie Patries Van Dorst | Netherlands

Soraya Sikander Exhibits at Galerie Patries Van Dorst, Netherlands Pakistani Artist shows at Netherlands leading art gallery for the exhibition ‘Embassy Art’     Booklet can be viewed online http://www.patriesvandorst.nl/files/1014/4440/1067/EmbassyArtbookletOctober9-4.pdf Art Exhibition: Artist Soraya Sikander presents a new series of calligraphic landscape paintings based on her interpretation of Pakistan. […]