Fiza Khatri was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. They currently live in New Haven, CT and are an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art in Painting and Printmaking. Their work represents intimate portraits and gatherings of human and nonhuman inhabitants of their community. They remix imagery from lived experiences, imagined fantasies, sacred landscapes, and archival research to imbricate the social, sacral, and political stakes of building ecosystems of cohabitation.  


fizaakhatri [at] gmail [dot] com


2023     MFA in Painting & Printmaking, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2015      BA in Art Studio, Magna Cum Laude, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
2014      The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2013      Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, New York, NY


2022      South Asian Studies Summer Research Award, MacMillan Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2021      Joseph Skinner Fellowship, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
2019      Participant, “Second International Kultursymposium Weimar: Recalculating the Route,” Goethe-Institut, Weimar, Germany
2018      Photo Kathmandu Mixed-Media Artist Residency, Kathmandu, Nepal
2015      Jane Brooks Prize for Excellence in Painting, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
2014      Strohl Visual Arts Scholarship, Chautauqua Institution, Chautuauqua, NY


2022      Don’t Pretend You Can’t Hear, The Clemente Center, New York, NY
             a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal, Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA
             Humor Has It, Olympia Gallery, New York, NY
2021       Action Required, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
2021       (solo) Sailoon and Other Stories, Jhaveri Contemporary, Online Viewing Room & London, UK
2020      Open Studios, Karachi, Pakistan
2019      Is It Possible to Live Outside of Language?, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
            Unmaking History, The Research and Publication Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
2018      Photo Kathmandu Mixed-Media Residency Open Studio, Yala Heritage Home, Kathmandu, Nepal
            River in an Ocean, Lahore Biennale Collateral, Lahore, Pakistan
2016      Homebodies: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2015      Living Threads, New York Studio School, New York, NY 
            Senior Art Studio Thesis Exhibition, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
2014      Juried Student Exhibition, Fowler-Kellog Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
            Undergraduate Artist Invitational, The Loft Parlor, Easthampton, MA


2021      House of Kal Karachi, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2020      irl: In Real Life, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2018      Who Gets To Talk About Whom? Collective Thinking and its Politics in the Decolonial Turn, AAN Gandhara-Art Space, Karachi, Pakistan
2018      EST & UTC +5, simultaneous shows at FOMMA Trust, Karachi, Pakistan and Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
2017      Half-truths, Faraar/The Second Floor, Karachi, Pakistan
2016      Homebodies: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2014      Three Point Perspective: Variations in Small Drawings, Blanchard Art Gallery, South Hadley, MA
2014      Do You Have an Exit Strategy?, Blanchard Art Gallery, South Hadley, MA


2022      “What Happens on Page 76 of This Season’s Books?” Drawings for The New York Times T Magazine, October 2022
2021       Kal Rituals The Many Headed Hydra Magazine #4 co-published with Zubaan Books
2018      “States of Irreverence,” Catalog Essay for Sophia Balagamwala: Big Men Wear Really Big Shoes, Sanat Initiative, Karachi
2018      “Whose City is it Anyway? Notes on the Inaugural Karachi Biennale," Presentation at Karachi Seminar: Critical Perspectives on Art and Education by TATE
             Research Center: Asia, Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan

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