AQSA SHAKIL
Born in Tanzania , 1979
Raised in Pakistan
Currently residing in San Francisco (July 2014 - present)

Education:
2007
– M.F.A., Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
2005 - B.A. Summa Cum Laude, University of Texas at Dallas 
1999 – 2001 National College of Arts , Lahore , Pakistan


Teaching Experience
:
2013-2014 Adjunct professor, Drawing and Design, University of Texas at Dallas
2011-2012 Adjunct professor, Painting and Foundations, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
2007-2010 Adjunct professor, Drawing and Advanced Drawing, University of Texas at Dallas
2007-2010 Teaching Assistant, Southern Methodist University, Drawing
2007-2010 Teaching Assistant, Southern Methodist University, Painting
2007-2010 Teaching Assistant, Southern Methodist University, Foundations

Scholarships, Honors and Awards:
2007 Katherine Rigsby Dougan Scholarship for New York Residency 
2006 The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund award, Dallas Museum of Art 
2005 Full Scholarship for MFA (2005-2007), Meadows School of the Arts
2005 Golden Key Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Scholarship 
2005 Dennis M. Cratz Dean’s Award in the Spring Show
2005 Bryce and Jordan Scholarship for Creative and Performing Arts, UTD 
2004 Biography published in The National Deans List Book 
2001 Student Merit Scholarship, National College of Arts , Lahore

Gallery Affiliations:
2016 Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007-2009 Oliver Kamm Gallery, New York NY
2008-2010 500X Gallery, Dallas TX


Solo Shows:
2016
'Solo Show' Taseer Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2016 'Delineate' Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2009 'passAGE' Fort Worth Community Arts Centre, Fort Worth TX
2007 'Aqsa Shakil: Traces' Oliver Kamm Gallery, New York NY
2007 'Aqsa Shakil: I'll be Outside' Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Richardson TX
2006Trekoids’ Doolin Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas 
2005 ‘Orbit’ Mezzanine Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas

Group Shows:
2016  'Navigating Memory' Burlington City Arts, Burlington VT
2014  'Object Object!!' Helmuth Projects, San Diego CA
2011  'Common Threads' Xerxes Art Gallery, London
2009  'Piece Together' 500X Gallery, Dallas TX
2008  'Light and Sea- Art Ball, Art Auction' Dallas Museum of Art
2008  'Tranquility' Cerulean Gallery, Dallas TX
2008  'Bitter Finals' Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2007  'Parallels' Mockingbird Gallery, Dallas TX
2007  'MFA Show' Pollock Gallery, SMU, Dallas TX
2007  'Folks from Meadows' 500 X Gallery, Dallas TX
2007Coming Together/Pulling Apart’ Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas TX 
20065x7’ Dunn and Brown Gallery, Dallas TX 
2006Members Show’ Dallas Centre for Contemporary Art, Dallas TX 
2006Platform’ Arlington Museum of Art , Arlington TX 
2006 ‘Patternage’ Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas TX 
2006 ‘Summer Show’ Main Gallery SMU, Taos NM 
2006 Oh6 New Works 500X Gallery, Dallas TX 
2005 Spring Show 2005 Visual Arts Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas
2005 Contextual Casket Factory, Southside on Lamar, Dallas TX 
2005 Mission : control Angstrom Gallery, Dallas TX 
2003 Visual Arts Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson TX 
2003 University Theatre, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson TX
2002 Spring Show 2002 Visual Arts Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas

Bibliography: 
2009  James Michael Starr, What Memory Looks Like, Dallas Arts Revenue, December 11th, 2009
2009  Lucia Simek, A Process in Pieces, RenegadeBus, September 27th, 2009
2008  Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, January 7th 2008
2005  Charissa Terranova, Orbit, Dallas Observer, August 4th 2005

Art  Workshops: 
2012  Lead Teacher, Drawing From the Collection, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
2011  Lead Teacher, Friday Morning Painting Studio, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
2010  Lead Teacher , Summer Art Camp, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
2008  Lead Teacher, High school Repeat Visit Program, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
2007  Drawing from Galleries,  Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
2005  Assemblage Workshop for ‘Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg’, Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Residencies:
2012 Meadows School of Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX 
2007 Juvenal Reis Studios, New York
2006 Fort Burgwin, Taos, New Mexico

Collections:
2010  Eileen Silvers, New York, NY
2008  Stern Collection, LA
2008  Michael Straus Collection, NY
2008  Progressive Insurance Co., NY
2008  Gayle and Paul Stoffel, Dallas TX
2007  Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, New York NY
2007  Pollock Gallery, Dallas TX
2007  Laura Lee Blanton Building, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX