Before moving to States Khalil Chishtee taught at National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, for ten years. He did his masters from California States University, Sacramento. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been exhibiting internationally since his graduation including Pakistan, USA, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kenya and the UK. Titles of the exhibitions in which he has participated reveal the nature of his work: “Toys Are Us,” “Sultan and slave in single file stood side by side,” “No-Knock,” “?”, “I love you," "Drop your drawers,” “City lights.” His current work mines the ubiquitous plastic bag in the unlikeliest of ways. Using strong yet slight material, he has created figures with sculptural precision and great attention to detail. Though his creations look light and fluid they are intense; evoking our physical and emotional vulnerability with a piercing sensibility of human condition.
Khalil's ArtPrize Entries
These are Khalil's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.