Sara Riaz Khan is an abstract artist, educator and author inspired by nature, colour and the human condition. Her work explores ideas about a shared humanity and connection, transformation and how the creative process can address challenges one faces. Having lived and grown up in different places, Sara feels strongly about looking for similarities as opposed to differences between people. If artists have the opportunity to also be educators, Sara believes they should make use of this to support creative and inclusive practices.

Increasingly, Sara’s work has an environmental focus and ‎she has also co-authored two educational resources on ethical design, 'Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 1, 2 & 3 ' and 'Interdisciplinary Thinking for Schools: Ethical Dilemmas MYP 4 & 5 ' (Harbord & Khan).


EXPERIENCE

2019 - Current

Harbord & Khan Educational Consultants providing curriculum resources and teacher training http://harbordandkhan.com/

2008 - 2016

DESIGN TEACHER ABA - an IB World School, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

2005 - 2007

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ABA - an IB World School, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

1994 - 2003

FREELANCE PROJECTS

2002

PAKISTANI POSTER ART WORKSHOP FOR THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE, LONDON

Painting commissioned for book cover of "The Baramasa" Support for Exhibition Pakistan: Another Vision (Asia House) (Arts and the Islamic World Journal)

2000 - 2001

INDAR PASRICHA FINE ARTS, LONDON

1998

DESIGNED LOGO AND MERCHANDISE FOR "HOT SPOT" ICE-CREAM CHAIN

1994

RESEARCH ASSISTANT ISLAMIC ART PROJECT EDUCATION

2007 - 2009

BUFFALO STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Master of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Studies

1992 - 1993

HEATHERLY'S SCHOOL OF FINE ART Pre-foundation Course

1992

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON School of Oriental and African Studies B.A. in Islamic Art and Architecture

EXHIBITIONS (SOLO)

2020

"Oman: Under a Peaceful Sky": Art & Soul Gallery, Muscat

2019

"The Forest as a Dream": Canvas Gallery, Karachi

2019

"Antidote": RB12 Design Gallery, London

2017

"Songs of Spring": Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi

2016

"At the Land's End": Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore

2015

"Earth in My Bones": Nomad Gallery, Islamabad

2014

"There is Beauty Yet": Bait Al Muzna Gallery, Muscat

2010

"A Moment of Grace": Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi

2006

"Gleamings": VM Art Gallery, Karachi

EXHIBITIONS (GROUP)

2021

'Omuma' (Motherhood). Fikra, Muscat

2020

Autumn Salon, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Oman

2020

Spring Salon, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Oman‎, Virtual

2020

ART INFLUX, E-Exhibitions, Virtual

2020

Can You Hear Me?, Markaj Contemporary Art Initiative, Virtual

2019

Oman Affordable Art Fair, Muscat

2019

Oman International Art Fair, Muscat

2018

'Women in Art Festival', SAMA Art, Asia House, London

2018

ArtRooms Fair, Focus on Pakistan, London

2018

Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore

2017

'Harappa to Lahore via Kotas', PNCA, Alhamra, Lahore

2017

InspireMe Launch Event, Dubai, UAE

2017

'Inner Palette', PNCA, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore

2017

'Collector's Weekend', MyArtWorldpk, Islamabad

2017

Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore

2016

Group Show 'Kaleidoscope', Asia House, London

2016

Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore Recipient of Special Award

2015

Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore including commemorative show “Massacre of Innocents”

2013

The Drawing Room Gallery, Lahore, The Citizen's Foundation (TCF) Auction, Dubai NM Art Gallery, Dubai Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore

2012

Punjab Artist's Association Exhibition, Alhamra, Lahore Dar Al Ataa Group Exhibition, Muscat

2005

Group Exhibition Omani Fine Arts Society, Muscat

2004

Group Exhibition Omani Fine Arts Society, Muscat