Madiha Hyder graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVSAA), Karachi in 2006. During her four years in art school, she was formally trained in painting and photography.
Hyder has a proclivity for representation; the factual, unembellished path to visual expression is the position she prefers. With an inclination towards realism, Hyder not only addresses current socio-political issues of her country through the medium of portraiture but also explores more personal narratives every now and then. Her paintings show traces of everyday reality and tell stories about the contradictions of our times.
Hyder’s paintings have been exhibited in a number of group shows in various galleries in Pakistan since she graduated. Her first solo show was in May 2016 at the Canvas Gallery, in Karachi. She was commended for her contribution towards the field of Art in Pakistan, at the LADIES FUND Women’s Awards 2017.