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Hajra Mansur
Artist Biography
Hajra Mansur

1964: Diploma in Arts and Crafts form Government College of Arts and Crafts,Lucknow (India)

1963 Solo Exhibition of Paintings at the government College of Arts, Lucknow, India
1965 Exhibition with Mansur Rahi at the residence of Mr Salman A Ali (Director of Foreign Affairs, Karachi)
1966 Solo Exhibition at the Karachi School of Arts, Karachi
1968 Participated in a group Exhibition at "the Gallery", Karachi
1969 Solo Exhibition of Painitings and Sculpture at the Pakistan Arts Council Karachi
1973 Participated in National Exhibition of Paintings at the "Indus Gallery", Karachi
1973 Participated in Group Exhibition of Women Painters of Pakistan in Liaquat Hall, Rawalpindi, sponsord by PNCA
1977 Solo Exhibition at the "Gallery Aterlier B M," Karachi
1978 Solo Exhibition at the National Gallery in Islamabad through PNCA
1979 Participated in Asian Arts Show in "Fokuoka" South Japan, sponsord by PNCA
1980 Participated in group Exhibition of Women Artists in "Indus Gallery", Karachi
1981 Solo Exhibition in Indus Gallery, Karachi
1981 Solo Exhibition in National Gallery, P N C A , Islamabad
1981 Participated in Pakistan National Exhibition organized by P N C A in Liaquat Hall, Rawalpindi
1981 Participated in 17th Asian Arts Show in Tokyo, Japan, sponsord by PNCA
1981 Participated in group show of Five women Artists in Indus Gallery, Karachi
1982 Participated in Group Exhibition, Hirshorn Museum, Washington DC, USA arranged by P N C A (special admiration of Hajra's work)
1983 Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi
1984-85 Participated in several group Exhibitions held in Bangladesh and India
1986 Visit to London and Paris Held a private show of Drawings in the gallery Musee de Alma george in Paris
1987 Solo Show in P N C A & made big mural in water color for Foreign Office
1988 Exhibition with Mansur Rahi in Pak-French Cultural centre Islamabad
1989 Exhibition with Mansur Rahi in Gandhara Art Gallery Islamabad
1989 Solo Exhibition in Gallery "Chawkandi", Karachi
1990 Group Show in Tokyo Japan
1990 Solo Exhibition in Indus Gallery, Karachi
1991 Solo Exhibition in Gallery "Chowkandi", Karachi
1991 Exhibition with Mansur Rahi in Rahi Niketan Gallery, Islamabad
1992 Solo Show in "Art Gallery" Islamabad
1992 Solo Show in "Gallery Chawkandi Art", Karachi
1992 Solo Show in "Alliance Francaise", Peshawar
1993 Solo Show in Indus Gallery, Karachi
1993 Solo Show in "Interier", Gallery, Islamabad
1993 Solo Show in Abasin Arts Council, Peshawar
1993 Exhibition with mansur Rahi in Gallerie Virsa, Islamabad
1994 Solo Show in "Chawkandi Art", Karachi
1995 Solo Show in Alliance Francaise, Islamabad
1995 Group Shows in India and Bangladesh
1996 Show with Mansur Rahi in Turkey (Izmeer)
1996 Solo Show in National Gallery, Islamabad
1996 Solo Show in Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi
1997 Group Show in Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
And many more Solo shows in Pakistan and USA up till now
2006 Group Show 2006, the first virtual exhibition of Pakistan, “ibteda-the beginning” at Gandhara-art.com
2006 Group Show March 2006, Ibteda-The Beggining at gandhara-art.com(Pakistan's first virtual exhibition)
2007 Solo Exhibition at Karachi School of Art, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 Group Show Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, India
2007 Solo Exhibition at Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 Two Person Show with Mansur Rahi at Rahi's Gallery Museum, Islamabad, Pakistan

Honours & Awards
1964: Founder Member of the Karachi School of Art
1965 2nd prize in Karachi Artists Exhibition held at Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi
1996 CHUGHTAI AWARD in National Exhibition, sponsored by PNCA
Founded Karachi School of Art in Karachi and became a leading Art Educationist