Munira Naqui

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Munira Naqui was born in Chittagong, a small town on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, which is now Bangladesh.  She left Bangladesh in 1974 to attend Moscow State University where she studied Economics. She came to the United States in 1982. Maine has been home to her since 1993. Munira attended the University of Pennsylvania and workshops and classes at Maine of College of Art Continuing Studies programs.

She lives and maintains a studio practice in Portland, Maine, USA.

As Naqui describes her work: “My work is an invitation to begin a visual dialogue with the viewer.  To me painting is a form of language that gives shape to a space for contemplative engagement.  It is meant to initiate an exchange with the viewer seeking a deeper examination of its content towards a renewed perception. The imagery is abstract and reductive in nature – a play of line, space and color.  “


Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019
    Be Absolutely Concrete, Celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus, hase29, Osnabruck, Germany
    New Modern RNOP, The Road Paintings, Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    Flux, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
    Drawing Now, ICA MECA, Portland, ME

  • 2018
    Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris France
    Annual Show, ICON Contemporary, Brunswick, ME
    Spring Show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
    Solo Painting Show, Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Vibrations, Abstract Projects, Paris, France

  • 2017
    New Work, Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    That Third Thing, Speedwell Projects, Portland, ME
    Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    Summer Show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
    Intercontinental Lines, Abstract Projects, Paris, France
    Manic Episode V, Ely Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
    Drawing Collective, Galerie Olivier Nouvelet, Paris, France
    Drawing Collective, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia
    Chromatopia Tacit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    Black Box Arvid Boecker Contemporary, Metz, France
    Spring Show, Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Summer Show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016
    Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    Drawing Collective, Abstract Projects, Paris, France

  • 2015
    Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    Fall Show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
    Summer Salon, Icon Gallery, Brunswick, ME
    …then and now, Gallery at 21 Chestnut Street, Portland, ME
    Traces, Salon La Sevrienne des Arts, Sevres, France

  • 2014
    Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
    Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
    Le long de la ligne, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France

  • 2013
    Manic Episode IV, Groningen, Netherlands
    Ekphrasis: Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art, The Art Gallery at Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, ME
    Create, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

  • 2012
    Power of Ten, Discover Portsmouth, NH
    Line and Space, Galerie at Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Growth, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
    Union of Maine Visual Artists - Painting, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME


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