About

Shehzar Abro b. 1997 - Currently based in Sydney, Australia

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Shehzar Abro initially found home in Newcastle and then Sydney, Australia. Currently educated with a Bachelors in Visual Effects and 3D Animation, he specialises in character design, VFX, painting and murals.

Shehzar works with acrylics, colour pencils and graphite pencils on canvas and paper, finding inspiration in his muses, cultural connections and travel. Shehzar Abro is a painter, mural artist and curator who aims to project a positive image of his home country through public interactions and art showcases - a step at a time. 

A member of the first Karachi Biennale's Outreach Committee, and collected by major public and private institutions such as Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Pakistani High Commission and Government of Sindh, Shehzar Abro is an emerging international artist.

Follow him on Instagram and Facebook @shehzarsart

Shehzar Abro

 Past Shows

  • Sindh Artists Group Show – Arts Council, Karachi 2016
  • “Impact” curated by Shehzar Abro – Movenpick Hotel Karachi Art Gallery 2016
  • ICKK Charity Group Show – Koel Gallery, Karachi 2016
  • “Fixate” by RAW Artists, Newcastle 2017
  • SHE Rescue Home and Erousia Publishing Silent Art Auction 2017
  • Sindh Artists Group Show – Arts Council, Karachi 2017
  • "Connect" by RAW Artists, Melbourne 2018
  • Hang 10 Newtown Solo - Shehzar Abro, Sydney 2018 
  • GEM Connect Fund Raiser Live Painting - Sydney 2018

Major Projects / Experience

  • Commissioner House, Mirpurkhas Commission by Government of Sindh - 2014
  • Co-founder (Alongside Namra Khalid, Parsons School of Design)  and Head of Lyceum’s Art Society – 2015
  • La Mamma Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel Mural – 2016
  • Curator at Movenpick Hotel Karachi Art Gallery – 2016
  • Web Development and Marketing Project for Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle – 2017
  • Member of Outreach Committee, Karachi Biennale Trust – 2017
  • The Roost Marcus Westbury Mural – 2017
  • Digital& Creative Digital Marketing Project – 2017
  • Equilibrium and Engagement Host - 21st Biennale of Sydney - 2018
  • Carriageworks | The Horse Trotted.. - Katharina Grosse - Exhibition Host - 2018
  • Art Teacher, RAW Art - 2018
  • Pakistani Australian Association of South Australia - Art Auction - 2018
  • Commission by Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney - 2018
  • Pakistan High Commission Mural - Canberra 2018
  • Curator at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney - 2018
  • Director of International Arts and Health Program at GEM Connect - 2018

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