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Hi, I’m Ayesha Mubarak Ali

Ayesha Mubarak Ali

I live in

I am currently working at Oshii Brownie, a tech-art startup, as the Visual Artist & Creative Director. This means I create Digital paintings & art direction work to promote local & international culture through technology intervention by using character modeling techniques with fashion.

Work
Experiences

  • 2019-Present
  • Cosmic Tribe
  • A social start-up studying effects of light to raise awareness regarding ‘Light Pollution’
  • Co-Founder
  • 2020-Present
  • Oshii Brownie
  • Custom Mix Media Productions and Clothing Designs.
  • Co-Founder
  • 2018-Present
  • Freelance
  • For Individuals, Organizations & Communities
  • Digital and Tech-Artist

EXHIBITS
& Shows

  • Selected from an international pool of artists from 44 countries and represented Pakistan through my visual art and direction project "Shard Space-Cosmic Collisions"
  • NEW YORK — The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art (mowna), (continues from April 30-September 22, 2021)
  • Displayed four Oshii Brownie artworks for 100 Photos Project at Artists Stop Being Poor Gallery in Berlin Germany -2020
  • Solo show at IVS Gallery “Dark Skies Gaze Back”, (mix media digital works/costumes) funded by ‘Cosmic Tribe’-2020
  • Exhibited at Group show ‘Spacebar’ at Koel Gallery, with my work titled. Published in ‘The News’ and ‘Dawn News’. -2019
  • Exhibited at VM Art Gallery for The Emerging Artists show’ Mix media Works)-2019
  • Exhibited painting works for United Nations “We the People, We the Arts” Annual Exhibition by Embassy of Switzerland in Islamabad -2018
  • My painting “Journey within my city and myself” got displayed in “The Narrative’ by IBA, Karachi 2018

PERFORMANCE ART
& DIRECTION WORK

  • Album Cover Direction and Digital Art for “Butterfly Effect”-Multimedia Art/Sound Track alongside Emad Rehman. -2020
  • Worked as an Art director for Habitt’s Summer Collection with Limu Studio - 2019
  • Worked as an Art Director/Set Designer for Sweet Touch London Cosmetics Brand Eyematics and “Lip it Up” campaign. 2019
  • Participated in performance by Natasha Jozi at Bin Qasim Park, Karachi Biennale KB19- 2019
  • Co-performed with “Dark Sky Ambassador” with Rayan Khan, at Creative Karachi, organized by Alliance de Francaise -2019
  • Performed for Stephan Sheehan’s Film “I came to the circus two minutes past eight” for Karachi Biennale’ -2017
  • Performed alongside Artist and performer Manizhe Ali for her performance “Memories” in Karachi Biennale -2017
  • Acted/Directed an experimental short film titled “Phaneron” at IVS, Karachi – 2017
  • Internship at Vasl Artist’s Collective, Alongside Artist Adeela Suleman for archive and research work-2017
  • Volunteer work as HOD of Creative team for to visualize/direct Social Activities at Youth Unity

Costume Design
& Styling Projects

  • Working as a Custom Costumes/ Wardrobe stylist for Huma Sheikh Productions, for the feature film “Mahi” 2019- Mar 2020
  • Did wardrobe styling for Editorial winter fashion campaign “Neon Winter” with Hima Raza, photographed by Shehryar Adil-2020
  • Worked as a Makeup Artist /Costume Stylist for “Dystopian Disguise” an editorial campaign photographed by Anas Azeemi-2020
  • Did Medieval themed Costume Styling for an editorial shoot with photographer Romi Archer -2020
  • Worked as a Wardrobe and accessories stylist for lawn catalog by Alla Rasi clothing brand 2020
  • Worked as a Fashion Stylist/Costume Designer for Aminah Sheikh for three editorial campaigns- 2019
  • Designed embroidery motifs/ Wardrobe Styling for’ EID Collection’ by Brand OMAL -2018
  • Did Fashion Styling for Sana Nasir for “Womanistan’s Digital Cover Campaign”, A total of 4 looks. 2019

SKILLS
& Abilities

  • 3D Modeling and Jewelry Design - Rhino Gold/ Z brush/ Blender
  • Photo manipulation and Photo painting/ Retouch- Photoshop/ Snap seed/ Lightroom
  • Video Editing and Collaging – Premiere Pro/ Logic Pro
  • Visualization/ Art Direction-Set Design/Creative Film Direction
  • Image composition/ Graphics/ 2D rendering - Photoshop/ InDesign/ Manual Rendering
  • Fashion Illustrations/ Portrait Drawing- Corel Painter Software
  • Acrylic Painting/ Graphite and Pastels Drawing
  • Physical Costume Making - Laser cutting and Fabric stitching/ Fabric Stenciling
  • Costume Styling and Body Make-up Art
  • Fluent in English and Urdu. Intermediate Proficiency in French

EDUCATION

  • 2015-18
  • Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi, Pakistan I Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (New Media Art and Painting Majors)
  • 2013-2014
  • DA Degree College for Women, DHA Karachi I Intermediate (Pre-Medicine)
  • 2010-2012
  • American Lycetuff School Sabzazar, Lahore | Matriculation (Sciences)

COURSES &
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • 2019
  • Attended workshop on Intellectual Property Rights arranged by NED University
  • 2017
  • Attended 4 months’ workshop for Advanced and Professional Makeup, of Kryolan Germany at Femina Workshop
  • 2019-20
  • Got Entrepreneurial Mentorship on Startup and Design Thinking with Karachi Citizens Lab at National Incubation Centre at NED University, Karachi for (8 weekends)
  • 2016
  • Did Basic French Language Course from Alliance de Francaise, Karachi

RESIDENCIES &
FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2021
  • Selected as a resident artist for the 2021 North Louisiana Virtual Residency supported by Art News, Boooom and The Jealous Curator for period of 1 year.
  • 2020
  • Selected for Village Capital and Invest2Innovate’s Growth and Fundraising Readiness Training, supported by The World Bank’s WeFi initiative. Oct’ 2020
  • 2020
  • Selected for Facebook’s training in partnership with FEMPROW to represent startup Oshii Brownie Sep, 2020
  • 2020
  • Recipient of BeFantastic.in CoLab TechArt Fellowship for 20 designers and artists from Germany, UK & South Asia learn tech history and make Techart collaboratively. www.BeFantastic.in, Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore & British Council. Partner: Islington Mill Gallery London. Produced by Jaaga.in Oct -2020.
  • 2018
  • Selected as a representative by the Fine Arts Department to attend Drawing workshop conducted by Artist Michael Esson- Karachi at IVS- 2018

AWARDS

  • 2018
  • Recipient of Valedictorian Award with CGPA of 3.52, Batch of 2018 at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
  • 2019
  • Awarded 2nd Position and a startup fund at Young Entrepreneurship Summit, Karachi for representing Cosmic Tribe Startup raising awareness about Light Pollution, Dark Skies and Future of Fashion in Media Industry
  • 2018
  • Awarded Overall distinction For Distinction in Thesis and Research Paper at IVS
  • 2018
  • Recipient of Abu Shamim Areff Award for Best Research Paper in the Department of Fine Arts at IVS.
  • 2019-20
  • Recipient of Peace Niche Fellowship for my Social Startup Initiative “Cosmic Tribe” at NED University, Karachi
  • 2018
  • Recipient of Sher Asfandyar Khan Award and a cash prize for Academic Excellence in the Department of Fine Art at IVS
  • 2018
  • Recipient of prestigious Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Award for Best Drawing Portfolio at IVS
  • 2017
  • Awarded Youth Social Responsibility Award- for Publication and presentation of research paper “Rethinking Textiles”-For the Future of young textile Designers” at International Design Conference, supported by Kennesaw University Georgia, USA in Karachi
  • 2018
  • Recipient of Best Delegate Award (ZABMUN VII)
  • 2017
  • Honorary Mention Award –(MUNIKIV)
  • 2017
  • Honorary Mention Award –(DMUN11)

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