b. 1967 Mumbai, India





1989   Apprenticeship with Robert Blackburn, Printmaking Workshop, New York


1986   Apprenticeship with Jagdish Swaminathan, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal


1985 – 90  Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai





2016   Owais Husain: House of Cards. A Collaboration with Students from the Faculties of Fine Arts and Media Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts,

            Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore


2015   Heart of Silence, Capsule Arts, Dubai


2014   My Body, A Fleet of Ships, W. Foundation, Seoul


2013   Forest of Lost Languages, Burj Khalifa, Dubai


2010   3 Worlds, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai


2006   Forest of Lost Languages, Aicon Gallery, New York


2000   Owais Husain: New Works, Gallery 88, Calcutta


1998   The Present is the Source of Presences, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi


1997   The Present is the Source of Presences, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai


1995   Owais Husain: Recent Works, Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai


1994   Owais Husain: Paintings and Drawings, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi


1992   Cities and Sky, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology Campus, Ahmedabad (Winning exhibit)


1989   That Obscure Object of Desire, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi


1987   Photographic installation on North/Central India, Festival of India in Moscow and St Petersburg


1986   The Sea that Found a Tree, Site specific installation, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai





2016  Encounters @Bori Bunder Platform 8, public art interventions sponsored by ArtOxygen, Mumabai


          PUBLICA 2016, outdoor public sculpture exhibit sponsored by the Floodlight Foundation, New Delhi


2011   Contemporary Art, Dunia Media City Financial Centre, Dubai


2010   Owais/Tassaduq, Unicorn Gallery, Karachi


2008   Keep Drawing, Gallery Espace, New Delhi


2007   Double Take, Gallery Espace, New Delhi


           Indian Art III/III, curated by Nancy Adajania, Vadehra Grosvenor Gallery, London


2004   Husain & Sons, Aicon Gallery, New York


2003   A Celebration of Colour, organized by Vadhera Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


2001   Century City, curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Tate Modern, London


           Excerpts from My Diary Pages, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai


2000   Erotica, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai


1999   Wallpaper, Kala-Ghoda Festival, Kala-Goda pavements, Mumbai


            Legatee: Exhibition of The JJ School Alumni, Fine Art Company, Mumbai 


            Icons, organized by Lakeeren Gallery, Sir JJ School of Applied Arts, Mumbai


            Contemporary Indian Artists Today, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


1998    Wilberding Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai


            Generations: Indian Contemporary Art from Jamini Roy to the Present, A Gallery, New York


1997    Indian Contemporary Art – Post Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi


            A Gift for India, organized by SAHMAT, LKA Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi


            The Looking Glass Self, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai


1996   Cinema Scape: An Artist’s Tribute to 100 Years of Cinema, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai


1995   A Tree in my Life, organized by The Village Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi


1993   Four Young Contemporaries, curated by Rekha Rodwittya, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, and  Sakshi Art Gallery, Bangelore






2016    The Speaking Tree, workshop and student installation with Dubai College, Dubai


           A Wave in My Color Map, workshop with King's School, Dubai


           House of Cards, a three day workshop and collaborative sculpture project with the International Institute of Fine Arts, Modi Nagar, India


2015    House of Cards, a three day workshop and collaborative sculpture project with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore


           A Paper House For My Vocabulary, collaborative light and paper installation with 250 school children, King’s School, Dubai


2010   Producer and Director, Letters to My Son About My Father, (16 mins) Documentary on the life and times of M.F.Husain, draft version screened at the Tribeca International Film Festival, Doha (2010), and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2014)


2009   Producer, Flight, experimental music track, (6 mins), The Festival of Thinkers, Abu Dhabi


2007   Director, Ek Mohabbat, (5 mins) short film on an anthem by A.R.Rahman, Seven Wonders of The World International Campaign (Winner)


2004   Writer and co-director, Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities, (130 mins, Hindi) (National Award Winner, India), score and soundtrack by A.R. Rahman, screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival and Filmfest Dusseldorf (2004)


2000   Associate Director, Gaja Gamini, (122 mins, Hindi), screened at the London International Film Festival (2000), Berlin Film Biennale (2001), and Marché du Film section, Cannes Film Festival (2004)