By the People: Imran Qureshi

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 10:00am

‘Untitled’. Enjoy this large scale painting on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral.

Imran Qureshi was born in Hyderabad, Pakistan in 1972. In 1993 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National College of Art (NCA) in Lahore, where he started teaching shortly after. His work is firmly rooted in the tradition of miniature painting – a subject he still teaches at the NCA – whose acme in the region was reached during the Mughal Empire.

Imran Qureshi has exhibited internationally for almost 20 years and has managed to greatly expand the language of miniature painting, both in traditionally sized and crafted work and in many original variations in the form of site-specific installations, three-dimensional works, videos and paintings on paper and canvas. His work is exemplary of a practice that combines a local background with a global outlook, artistically, socially and politically. View his current work here.

By The People is an arts and dialogue festival featuring performances, original art installations, important conversations and an augmented reality art hunt – all supporting the founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Cathedral is one of five hubs for the festival, along with Union Market, THEARC West, the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building and the The Parks at Walter Reed, with a unique experience planned out at each location. 

To view participating artists, pre-register for a free pass, and purchase tickets to select ticketed events, visit bythepeople.org


  • Dates Offered
    • January 1, 1970 |
  • Notifications
    • Installation is open from 10am-6pm.