Rabeya Jalil (b. 1984) is an art educator and visual artist based in Lahore. She did her undergradu-ate studies in Fine Art from the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore in 2005 and her Masters in Art and Art Education (Ed.M.) from Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013.

Her art education practice involves working with school art teachers, children with special needs, and individuals from low-income families and culturally diverse populations. She collaborates with children (through Bachon se Tabdeeli, an art education initiative) to explore their creative expres-sion and suggest curricular intervention through the arts. In the last four years, she has worked with a grant award from the HEC (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan), a US State Grant for Bacho se Tabdeeli, an ITA/ USAID grant for Mapping Migrations, the Prince Claus award of the Netherlands for Bacho se Tabdeeli, the Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) Danish grant for Stories We Tell and on a US (PUAN) grant on a curriculum development project with a special education government school for blind girls.

Jalil has presented at (Art Education and Printmaking) conferences in Lahore, Islamabad, New York, Fort Worth (Texas), San Diego, Chicago, St. Louis (Missouri) and Istanbul, and has exhibited her work in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, U. A. E., U.S.A, Spain, Portugal and India.

Currently, Jalil is an Assistant Professor at the Beaconhouse National University, School of Visual Arts and Design (BNU-SVAD) in Lahore and the Program Head of the MA Art Education Program at BNU-SVAD. Before this, she was working in Karachi with the Indus Valley School of Art and Archi-tecture in the Department of Fine Art (2007-2015).

Artist Statement | You Selfish Dreamer

My work is statement-less
Read what you see
See what you read

Rabeya Jalil
Pursuit of Happiness II, 2016
Acrylic on board
Each 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in)
4 pieces in total
Rabeya Jalil
Compulsive Celebrations VII, 2017
Acrylic on board
61 x 73.6 cm (24 x 29 in)