Mr. Abdur Rahman

abdur.rahman@fecid.paf-iast.edu.pk

Mr. Abdur Rahman

Associate Professor

Biography

Abdur Rahman obtained his second Masters in Multimedia Arts (Gold Medal) from National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan and a Bachelor and Masters in Fine Arts (Gold Medal), from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. His professional background includes academic positions in educational institutions at NCA, PIFD, COD, IFA, where he taught Animation, Drawing, Jewelry Design and supervised thesis students. He has over twenty one years of experience in Art, Design, Animation and Teaching. His research areas include Animation (Traditional Folk Tales) Painting (Culture) and Design (Brand Identity). Within these research areas he has directed and animated sixteen short films, documentaries and designed more than fifty brands identities and dozens of full promotional graphic campaigns. Abdur Rahman has won thirty one awards in graphics, painting, calligraphy, sculpture and animation competitions and exhibited his art works in various groups and solo shows. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Animation, Pak Austria Fachhochschule, Haripur, Pakistan.

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Pak Austria Fachhochschule, Haripur Pakistan. 2022 -To till Date
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan, 2016 -To 2022
  • Assistant Professor, Pakistan Institute for Fashion Design, Lahore, 2013 -To 2016

Education

  • M.Phil in Multimedia Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Master in Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Projects

  • [BRANDING AND SIGNAGE DESIGN - 2020 ] Development of Integrated Site Management Plan (ISMP) for Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh Multan PTEGP funded by a World Bank Loan.
  • AS A DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR AND DESIGNER - 2021 Development of an Integrated Site Management Plan and Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism Management of Selected Sikh Sites in Punjab, Project of UNESCO , World Bank – PTEGP - Institute for Art and Culture
  • AS A DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR AND DESIGNER - 2021 Safeguarding the cultural heritage through awareness-raising of the general public and mobilizing school-going youth. Project spearheaded by UNESCO. Financial support Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. Concept and Cultural Inputs THAAP in collaboration with IAC and NIDA Pakistan

Awards & Prizes

  • Pushkalawati Award in Modern Calligraphy, Local Government of Charsada. KP, Pakistan 2019
  • Gul Gee Award in Animation, Abaseen Art Council Peshawar, Pakistan 2014
  • AR Kardar Award for the highest aggregate, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 2011
  • Distinction, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 2011
  • Filums LUMS Award in Animation, LUMS university, Lahore Pakistan 2010
  • Visual Communication Award in Design, University of Center England in Birmingham (Uk) 2006

Research Interests:

My research is focused on the revival and preservation and cultural importance of traditional stories in culture. My work seeks to present traditional stories in the modern animated format while maintaining the local essence and original theme and message to benefit current and future generations.

Exhibitions

Solo Shows 2005 Landscape of KPK Oil Painting at Galaxy Restaurant, Peshawar, Pakistan

Group Shows

  • 2021    First International Festival IWS Russia 2021 “Watercolor with Love”(Upcoming)
  • 2021    E-Exhibition (Art Influx) Pakistan
  • 2020    3rd International Watercolor Biennale, Karachi. Pakistan
  • 2020    FEBRIANO watercolor Group show, Italy
  • 2019    First IAC Faculty Exhibition, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2019    KP Artist, Architecture Department, City University, Peshawar, Pakistan  
  • 2019    International Artist Day, Art and Design Department, University of Peshawar, Pakistan  
  • 2019    Oil color Charsada, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2019    Watercolor Musawair Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2017    1st commemorative Art Exhibition at Department of Art and Design UoP
  • 2017    Visual Art Exhibition at Nishtar Hall, Peshawar
  • 2017    Visual art Exhibition at PNCA, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2015    Oil Painting at Abaseen Art Council Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014    Colors of KPK, Oil Painting at Abaseen Art Council Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2006    Visual Communication at PC Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2003    Oil Painting at Abasin Arts Council, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2003    Sculpture at Department, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2002    Oil Painting at Abasin Arts Council, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2002    Calligraphy at Iran Embassy, Peshawar, Pakistan