Marcella Sirhandi




Publications in the Arts of South Asia

Marcella Sirhandi's Resume (Download PDF) (Download Chughtai Dissertation)

PhD Art History: The Ohio State University, 1984, A.R.Chughtai: A Modern Pakistani Artist
M.A. Art History: California State University Fresno, 1974, Pit-Loom Weaving in Swat,Pakistan
B.A Studio Art: California State University Turlock, 1964, drawing and painting focus

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Visiting Professor, 2013 ongoing
Oklahoma State University, Emeritus 2011, Professor 2004, Associate Professor: 1995-2004
Kansas City Art Institute, Assistant Professor: 1988-1995
University of Oregon Eugene, Visiting Professor, 1984

World art survey
Survey of Asian art (India, China, Japan)
Indian art history
Chinese art history
Japanese art history
Tantric/Himalayan art
Contemporary South Asian art
Contemporary Indian miniature painting
Indian miniature painting
Buddhist art history

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS (selected entries)
OSU Arts & Science travel grant to Pakistan 2009
Oklahoma Humanities Grant: travel to Nepal 2007
Phi Beta Delta, Epsilon Upsilon: Honor Society for International Scholars 2005 ongoing
Board member: Midwest Art History Society, 2006-2010
Oklahoma State University Sabbatical 2005-06
Visiting professor at Foreign Language Institute Samarkand, Uzbekistan with Dr. Nancy Wilkinson, USAID grant: summer 2003
Fulbright Teaching/Research: National College of Arts, Pakistan 2000-2001; 1998-1999 and 1986-87
Oklahoma State University Award of Scholarly Excellence in Arts & Sciences: 1997
Dean's Incentive Grant, Oklahoma State University for Indian art research 1997
Oklahoma Foundation for the Arts: Travel grant to India: Contemporary Indian painting, 1996
AIIS (American Institute of Indian Studies) Research grant, Contemporary Painting in India, 1992-1993
American Institute of Pakistan Studies Research grant, A.R. Chughtai, 1980-81

Shahzia Sikander: Early Career, in progress
The Reinvention of South Asian Miniature Painting, ready for submission
Mohan Samant: Indo/American Painter: Mapin Press: Ahmedabad, India, 2013
Mohan Samant: Modernist Bombay Artist with the designer for mock up
Contemporary Miniature Painting in Pakistan: Bashir Ahmad and his Legacy, in progress
Royal Nepal: Through the Lens of Richard Gordon Matzene. Chicago: Serindia Press, 2009
Lubna Agha: [Pakistani artist] Points of Reference. Karachi, Pakistan: FOMA, 2006
Modern Indian Works on Paper, exhibition catalog: Athens: University of Georgia, 2006
Impact of Colonialism on South Asian Art, University Grants Commission, lslamabad, Pakistan: in progress
New Work by R. M Naeem: catalog essay for solo exhibit: June 05
India: Contemporary Painting from Northeastern Collections (29 entries) Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, May 2002
Beginning and End of an Era, National Exhibition: Contemporary Art of Pakistan, Ejaz Gallery, Lahore, Jan 6, 2000
Jamini Roy: A Modern Indian Artist, Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1998
Antonio Xavier Trindade: An Indian Artist from Goa, University of Georgia Art Museum, 1995
A Selection of Contemporary Paintings From Pakistan, Pacific Asia Museum, New Champion Printing Co. Ltd, 1994
Contemporary Painting in Pakistan, Lahore: Ferozsons Ltd Pvt: 1992

Ten Pakistani Artists for Oxford University Press Dictionary of Art: Pakistan Edition, 2014
Book Chapter: "Rababi: A Pioneering Artist" Sugra Rababi: Pakistani Artist, 2015
Review: Indian Painting from Cave Temples to Colonial Period from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts by Joan Cummins in Arts of Asia, vol. 37, Jan. 2007, pp.138-141
Book Chapter: "Two Years in Pakistan" Fulbright Celebrates Sixty Years, Aug-06
"Modern Indian Works on Paper" Arts of Asia, November 2006
John Onions Editor, Atlas of World Art, Laurence King Publishing: London, 2004 (South Asia 1800-1900 and South Asia 1900-2000)
"Contemporary Indian Miniature Painting" Arts of Asia, v.33, #3 June 2003 pp.121-127
"Contemporary Indian Art in American Collections" Arts of Asia, July 2002, pp. 92-103
"Painting in Pakistan: Conflict & Choice" Pakistan at the Millennium, Oxford University Press, 2002, Editors: Kennedy & NcNeil, Wake Forest University
"Maqbool Fida Husain," "Amrita Shergil," and "Abdur Rehman Chughtai," (3 separate entries)
Encyclopedia Britannica (India) 2003
"Contemporary Indian Art" College Art Association (CAA) Art Journal (co-authored the issue) 58 #3, Fall 1999 "Manipulating Cultural Idioms" CAA Art Journal, 58 #3 Fall 1999, pp.40-47
"Allah Bux (1895-1978): A Lahore Painter of Punjabi Culture & Rural Life" International Journal of Punjab Studies 5 #2 (1998) New Delhi & London, pp. 213-222
"Painting in Pakistan: The Last 50 Years" Arts & the Islamic World #32, 1998
12 articles on Pakistani art and artists for MacMillans Dictionary of World Art, 1997
"The National College of Arts: Prepared for the Future, Cognizant of Heritage" Arts & the Islamic World #29 Autumn 1996, pp. 41-44
"Rivalry in Early Modern Painting Among 3 Cities: Calcutta, Bombay and Lahore" Sri Nagabhinandanam: Ragaraja Rao Commemorative Volume 1995, Vikas Bangalore: India

Abdur Rahman Chughtai: National Artist of Pakistan: Karachi Biennale, Oct. 21, 2017
Chair South Asian art panel: Midwest Art History Conference, Columbus, OH 3-21-23, 2013
"Women's Issues in Contemporary South Asian painting" Ok Conference of Art Historians 3-11
"Culture and Personality in Matzene's Nepalese portraits" Ok Conference of Art Historians 2-09
"Jamini Roy: Father of Indian Modernism" Midwest Art History Conference, Nelson-Atkins, 4-3-09
"Archetypes in Hindu Myth" California State University, Stanislaus, Oct 17, 2008
"Neo-Miniature Painting: addressing social/political issues with satire and humor," Huntington Symposium, Ohio State University, Oct.2, 2008
"Royal Portraits from the 1930s by an American Photographer in Nepal" South Asian Studies Association Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 2008
"Neo-miniature painting: Liberalizing Pakistan's Islamic identity" Midwest Art History Conference, Herron School of Art, March 29, 2007
"Contemporary Miniature Painting in Pakistan" Midwest Art History Conference, University of Pittsburg, April 12, 2003
"Postmodern Ethos in Contemporary Calcutta Art" College Art Association, 1998
"Iconography in Sikh Painting" International Conference on Sikh Culture, Coventry University, UK, 1998

"Temple Mount controversy in Jerusalem" Universalist Unitarian Church, Miami, FD 6-11-17
"Controversy Over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem" Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, 4-15-17
"Contemporary Pakistani Art" Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad 1-10-17
"Pakistani Artists in the Diaspora" University of Art and Culture, Lahore, 1-8-17
"A Path All My Own" Lubna Agha (1949-2012) Retrospective at VM Gallery, Karachi 2-10-16
"History of Paper Marbling" Dialogue Institute, Lawrence, KS 3-15-15
"Subah Husain: Mapping Waters" frontispiece/artist's statement for exhibition at Pakistan Embassy, Washington D.C. 1-10-15
"Contemporary South Asian art & historical precedents" Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri: 3-29-14
"Contemporary art from the Islamic diaspora" Echoes in Islamic art Symposium, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri: 3-8-14
"An Oklahoma Photographer in Nepal" US Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal: 2-2011
"Images of Royal Nepal 1930" Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2-2011
"Social-Political Issues in Pakistani Art" Michigan State University Art Dept. 2-2010
" 1930's Nepalese photographs of Richard Gordon Matzeen" Ponca City Art Center, 10-10
"Five Contemporary Pakistani Artists" Santa Monica Art Studios Exhibition/Symposium 3/09
"Contemporary Miniature Painting in Pakistan" Santa Monica Exhibition/Symposium 3/09
"Post Colonial Modernism in 20th cent Indian art" MO State University, Springfield: 3/14/08
"Tao and Confucian Conflict in Chinese Art" OK City Historical Society Museum: 1/26/08
"Sixty years of painting in Pakistan: A Search for Identity" Art Institute of Chicago, Aug. 9, 2007
"Points of Reference: Lubna Agha" Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, June 9, 2007
"Evolution of neo-miniature painting in Pakistan" Univ. of Chicago, Renaissance Society, Feb 28, 2007
"Chughtai, Challenge & Success " International Seminar: Lahore College for Women, 11-2006
"Chughtai: Subject matter and Iconography" Punjab University Art Department, Lahore, 11-06
"Con temporization of traditional arts in Pakistan" Kampo Museum, Kyoto Japan: 2005
"Art & Culture in Pakistan" Park University, Parkville, MO 2005

PhD dissertation committee for Licia-Clifton James, University of Missouri, Kansas City 2015
MA thesis committee for Bushra Hamama, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2014-15
Chair for South Asian art panel at Midwest Art History Society Conference, March 2013
PhD Thesis committee for Oklahoma State University art education dissertation 2009-10
External Evaluator PhD dissertation at University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan 2015
Outside Reader for PhD dissertations at Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan 2010-2017
Outside Reader for MA thesis at Lahore College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan 2010-2017
Outside Reader for MA thesis at The National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 2007-2017
Consultant for South Asian Contemporary Art for Sothbys, Chrisies, Bonhams 2002-2010
Wrote the art history component for the MA in Fine Arts at The National College of Arts, Lahore

Lubna Agha: Images from Islamic Architecture, Gardiner Art Gallery, OSU, 2-2012
Royal Nepal in 1930, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2-2011
Royal Nepalese Portraits, City Museum, Stillwater, OK 9-2010
Miniature Painting by Pakistani and Oklahoma Students: Gardiner Art Gallery, OSU, 2006
Jamini Roy: Father of Modern Indian Art, Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1998
Miniature Paintings by Bashir Ahmad, Gardiner Art Gallery, OSU, 1997
Contemporary Painting from Pakistan, Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, Calif. 1994

Sothbys, Christies, Bonhams 2000 ongoing

Getty internships 2006-2010
The National College of Arts, Senior Thesis exhibition: Lahore, Pakistan 2009 ongoing

PhD. Dissertation reader for University of Punjab and Lahore Women's University, Lahore, Pakistan 2005 ongoing ALSO M.A theses for The National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 2005-2011

Oklahoma State University College of Education 2011

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