- M.F.A - Master of Fine Arts,

Academy of Art University, CA, USA.

-Art Diploma, Painting,

Thompson College of Education       Direct, USA.

-BFA in Fine Arts (Magna cum Laude), Kabul University, Afghanistan.

- Art Diploma Maimanagi Arts Institute, Culture Ministry, Kabul, Afghanistan


Handasism is my personal style, I have created a collection of my Paintings in this form since 1985.It represents the realistic subjects and objects in a two-dimensional geometric composition using the realistic method of linear and aerial perspectives, including distance, depth, space, and proportions. It focuses from one point of view and one line of vision visualizing an overall concept that is unique to the viewer.  The logo at below represents the concept of this style.


  • Professor Hamid Naveed, Art through the Ages in Afghanistan,

vol 1, Author House -February 25, 2013.

  • Marques Who’s who, biographic directories, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of American Women. Who's Who in American Art 2006- 2011.
  • Art of Afghanistan, Professor Dr, Henayatullah Sharani.
  • The Renowned women of Afghanistan. Ms. Shreen Naziry, page 470.

 Published Written Works:

  • Author of Painting and its Status in Afghanistan, published by Ministry of Culture of Afghanistan, Kabul, 2006.
  • Author of Handasaism ;her personal painting technique, 1985.
  • Illustrator of a visual book for Local Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurses published by Save the Children Fund UK.
  • Author & Illustrator of Comic and Story books published by Rangeen- Kaman Children Magazine.

 Other Capabilities:

- Designing expert and entrepreneurship in Picture Framing Business.

- Capability in Paintings Restoration and repairing of damaged oil, acrylic and other potential Artworks.

-  Portraits painting and drawing.

Art teaching knowledge.

- Interior, event and set designing.

Technical Skills

Apps and software:

  • Photoshop, Adobe Suite, krita, Blender, DaVinci Resolve, Sketch Book Pro, CorelDraw, PowerDirector 365, Filmore - Video Editor, VSDC, Gimp, Microsoft Office 365, Office Publisher, Power Point, Video Editing Apps.

Creative Capabilities:

  • Book illustration, Magazine, Logo, flyer Design
  • website designing.
  • Typography design
-        Digital Art, Motion Graphic, 2D - 3D Animation.

-        3D illusion Art.


  • Languages: English, Farsi,

Persian, Pashto, Urdu and Arabic.

  • Writing: Farsi Poetry – essay writing, Transcript and dialog writing for comic/story books and illustrations.

 Solo Exhibitions:

-        Empowered Women International, VA, USA

-        NBC4 TV Gallery, Washington DC. USA

-        Embassy of Afghanistan at Washington DC.  USA

-        Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan,

-        Department of Fine Arts Peshawar University. Pakistan.

-        Afghanistan- France Cultural Center. Pakistan.

-        Department of Fine Arts, Kabul University, Afghanistan.

Group Exhibitions:

-        Afghan American Art Festival, Washington DC, USA.

-        Afghan Creative Women Assembly, CA. USA.

-        At Lee Center in Alexandria, America's Great Commission. VA, USA

-        Meridian International Center in Washington, DC,

-        Paint Alexandria 2007, Art League School at Torpedo Factory Art Center- VA,

-        Citizen Artists, a Woman’s Story Gallery, EWI, Alexandria, VA.

-        National Association of Women Artists, New York.

-        Gallery West, Old Town Alexandria, VA, USA.

-        National Geographic Art Market Festival at Washington DC,

-        Embassy of Afghanistan at Washington DC.

-        Institute of Fine Arts of Peshawar University. Pakistan

-        Hunarkada Academy of visual & Performance Arts, Peshawar, Pakistan.

-        Afghanistan French Cultural Center, Pakistan.

-        Maimanagi Art and Culture Center, Peshawar, Pakistan.

-        American Center in Peshawar, Pakistan,

-        Save (NGO) and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Islamabad, Pakistan.

-        Exhibitions of Afghanistan National Association of the Artists, Kabul, Afghanistan.

-        Exhibitions of Fine Arts Department, Kabul University. Afghanistan

-        Exhibitions of Cultural Ministry of Afghanistan.

-        Exhibitions of Maimanagi, Arts Institute, Kabul.

-        Artistic Exhibition of Afghanistan All Artists at Kabul University.


Commission and Collection

·       Embassy of Afghanistan at Tokyo- Japan.

·       At National Art Gallery of Kabul.

·       Fine Arts Gallery- Kabul University Afghanistan,

·       Princes India.

·       And numbers of other worldwide Individual collectors.

Professional Experiences

Art Teaching:

-        Art Instructor, Grumbacher Company, Education Program, VA, USA.

-        Art Instructor, Durant Center, Alexandria, VA, USA.

-        Art Instructor, Virginia Art Expo, Alexandria, VA, USA.

-        Art Instructor, Maimanagi, Arts & Culture Center, Peshawar, Pakistan.

-        Art Instructor. Hunarkada, Academy of Visual & Performance Arts, Pakistan.

-        Art Instructor, Institute of Fine Arts, Peshawar University, Pakistan.

-        Art Instructor, Amina Degree Collage, Peshawar, Pakistan.

-        Art Instructor, Kabul University, Department of Fine Arts.

-        Art juror at various art Competitions, local art schools and creative contests in Pakistan.

Art Organization / Management:

-        Founder director & CEO, Asia Art Circle (Online) VA. USA.

-        Gallery director, VA Art Expo, Alexandria, Landmark Mall, VA

-        Founder president & CEO, Maimanagi Art and Culture Center, Pakistan.

-        Founder director and editor: Art and Culture Publication, Pakistan.

-        Art education director, Bakhtar Development agency (NGO), Pakistan.

Production Artist:

-        Fine Artist, Illustrator, Baktash Art Circle, VA. USA.

-        Commissioned illustrator, TCA-LLC, VA

-        Head of department of visual designing, Avicenna France (NGO), Pakistan.

-        Schools book illustrator and designer, University of Nebraska (NGO).

-        Artist and visual designer, Save the Children Fund (UK).

-        Artist and visual designer International Rescue Committee (IRC).

-        Artist and designer, Syed Jamal-Ul-Din Printing press (IRC).

-        Artist and visual designer Swedish Committee.

-        Artist and visual designer USAID– (US Agency for International Development).

-        Artist and visual designer, UNDP – UNISEF, United Nations.

-        Artist and visual designer, Red Cross and Red Crescent.

-        Artist and visual designer, Livestock Extension of Pakistan.

-       Artist and visual designer, Land Mine Control Agency for Afghanistan.

-       Artist and visual designer, Agency for Peace and Unity for Afghanistan.


-        Lifetime Achievement Certificate, Marques who’s who.

-        Finalist in Experimental Category, 23rd Art Competition of the Artist Magazine, USA.

-        Award from Afghanistan National Association of the Artists.

-        Prominent Artist Title, from Afghanistan National Association of the Artists.

-        Recognition letters from the President of Kabul University.

-        Award from Afghanistan Army Museum.

-        Award from the Afghanistan Youth Organization.

-        Award and Honorary Diploma from Women’s National Organization of Afghanistan.

-        Three National Awards from Culture Ministry of Afghanistan.

-        Award in Artistic Festival of Children in Japan for Painting.



-        TV interview , Creative Women Show,  Noor TV, CA. U.S.A

-        TV interview, Noor TV, CA. U.S.A.

-        TV interview, Voice of America, Ashina TV, USA.

-        TV Interview, Channel 24.

-        Radio Free Europe.

-        Assamaye TV Channel, VA, USA.

-        British Broadcasting Cable (Radio BBC, Persian Service).

-        TV Interview, Afghanistan National Television, (Youth Program).

Papers and Magazines:

-        Fars News Agency – Artistic interview.

-         The Washington Post  and Alexandria Times, USA

-        Zeba Magazine, VA, USA.

-        Omaid Weekly published in VA, U.S.A.

-        Khwaharan, women’s Magazine,

-        Dewa Magazine Published in London.

-        Sahar a National Magazine.

-        Sabawoon, a national Magazine published in Kabul.

-        Culture Magazine published by Ministry of Culture, Afghanistan.

-         Awaaz, a Magazine Published by Afghanistan Television Network.

-        Youth, a weekly National Publication in Kabul.

-        Afghanistan Today, a documentary magazine.

-        Kabul Times – English National newspaper, Kabul.

-        Kamkaiano Anise, Children National Magazine, Kabul.