Faiqa Uppal MFA


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About the artist:

Expression with the touch of Impression

I studied for a Masters in Fine Arts degree at Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan with distinction and was awarded a Gold Medal. I moved from Pakistan to the UK in 2007 and have continued my fine art practice alongside working as a freelance art tutor.

The change of environment has had an influence on my development as an artist over the past 14 years.  Subject matter; the excitement of dance and the beauty of the natural world, has been an interest since student days.  It is, however, the development of my technical ability that has brought a confidence to express, for example, an exuberance in dance studies and beauty in the colour, shape and texture of the floral paintings. Regardless of the subject matter, the paintings, I feel, retain a freshness through the drips and unfinished elements reminiscent of more traditional abstract painting.  Nothing is overworked and the immediacy of the imagery encourages the viewer to engage with the subject and the richness of the painted surface.

I will describe my work as “Self Expression for Self Satisfaction”.I want my art a Visual and emotional therapy for the viewers.


2017 – Invited by Pakistan Consulate, Manchester to exhibit my “Cultural theme” paintings created especially for Pakistan’s 70th birthday

2007 – A painting selected for their global calendar page representing Pakistan by CFM International

2006 – A painting selected for the title page of World Bank’s report on Higher Education in Pakistan

1994 – 1st position with Gold Medal in MFA (Master in Fine Arts)

1991 – 2nd position in BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts)

Painting exhibitions:
2021 June _ Solo watercolours Exhibition, Sentiment, Galerie Mayci, Birmingham, UK
2021 March _ Solo painting Exhibition, Expression with the touch of Impression, Hamail Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2021 January  _ Group show, Figure It Out, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2020 February _ Solo painting Exhibition, Felicity, Hamail Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2019 April – Solo Watercolour Exhibition, Ocean Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2018 November – Painting exhibition and discussion “Revolutionary Women Around The World” (Research based project), Gaskell House, Manchester, UK
2018 May – Painting exhibition and discussion “Revolutionary Women Around The World” (Research based project), Manchester, UK
2018 Feb – Solo painting exhibition, All Saints Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2017 – Painting exhibition, Manchester, UK
2017 – Painting exhibition, Wandsworth Town Hall London, UK
2012 – Group exhibition, Oldham Gallery, UK
2011 – Group exhibition, Oldham Gallery, UK
2009 – Group exhibition, Huddersfield Art Association, UK