Ayessha Quraishi is a contemporary visual artist who lives and works in Karachi. Having received her initial art training from Karachi-based educator Nayyar Jamil, she has been working for over three decades on the development of her signature technique and visual language. Her practice employs gestural mark-making. And she often integrates drawing, painting, sculpture, video and digital photography in order to explore the meditative nature of the artistic practice.
Quraishi is a prominent artist whose work has been widely shown, both locally and internationally, including the Int. Istanbul Biennale in 2019. More recently, Koel Gallery presented Quraishi’s major mid-career retrospective ‘Between Light’ in Karachi, featuring works spanning thirty-five years (1985-2020) of her prolific and ongoing career. Accompanying the mid-career retrospective, a comprehensive monograph was published in February 2020.