Shahid is a renowned Pakistani Canadian painter and sculptor. He dabbles in writing and is a passionate rights activist and educationist. He is the Principal of Arts Council Central Institute of Arts and Craft, Pakistan.
Shahid has exhibited his work around the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, UAE, India, and Pakistan. Famous writer and art critic Dr. Akbar Naqvi has done a critical analysis of his work in his book “Sense and Insanity.”Shahid plays the bridge between various genres of art and prominent writers like, Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi, Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah, Iftikhar Arif, Kishwar Naheed, and Gulzar have praised his extraordinary contribution to the world of art.
Over time, Shahid has practiced and experimented with various schools and style of painting. He has also done portraits of leaders like Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Justin Trudeau, Hazel McCallion, Salman Taseer, Hilary Clinton, Shahbaz Bhatti, Pope Francis and many great writers and poets.
Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts (ACIAC)
Shahid Rassam is currently leading ACIAC as Principal since 2017. Since he is in charge there are several positive changes anyone can witness. Objective is to make ACIAC in top list of Global institutes for Arts and Crafts
2020,commissioned work by Mr.Rashid Abdullah(Chairman IBL Group Of Companies & Philanthropist).Asma-e-Hasna & Sooarh-e-Rehman casted in Aluminum & Gold plated.
KB19 : Karachi Biennale 2019 at Bagh-e-Ibn-Qasim
Solo exhibition “Ghalib & Gulzar series” at VMH Museum Kolkata, 2016.
Solo exhibition “Tamasha Meray Aagay” at Koel Gallery,Karachi, 2016.
Solo exhibition “Clockwise- Otherwise” at Koel Gallery,Karachi, 2013.
Live Painting demonstration on a unique musical composition, painting auctioned for Sick Kids Foundation, Living Art Center, Mississauga Canada organized by SAGA, 2012.
Solo exhibition Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, 2011.
Solo Exhibition at Bagash Art Gallery, Dubai. 2006.
Group exhibition, Boston, USA, 2003.
Group exhibition of Art and Liberty in France, Belgium, Scotland, 2002.
Group exhibition at St. Martin College of Arts London 1999.
Group exhibition J.N.T.U. College of Arts Hyderabad, India,1998.
Ghalib and Gulzar (Called off two hours before the opening by BJP extremist).
Commissioned Work& Auctions:
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, portrait
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, portrait
Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid al Maktoum, portrait.
Mural auctioned at Christies, Dubai for UNFP program for earthquake victims, US $20,000.
Shanti Nekaytun, Calcutta, and India 2016.
Rabindranath Bhartya University, Calcutta, India 2016.
JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India 2015.
University of Toronto 2011.
Al-Ain University UAE.
Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. UAE.
Boston University, USA.