Rafi Uzzaman Zuberi
Rafi Uzzaman served his career in Radio Pakistan and retired as News Controller and Chief Reporter. After retirement, he joined Hamdard Foundation on the request of Hakeem Muhammad Saeed and lead “Nonehaal Adab”. He is author of several books however earned fame for writing books for children. He regularly writes columns in Newspaper and his current columns feature in Daily Express under title “Kitaboon ki Baatein”. He is President of Karachi Art Education Society which runs Karachi School of Art. He has been associated with Karachi School of Art for more than 40 years.
Rabia Zuberi, sometimes referred to in Pakistan as Queen Mother of Arts, is a Pakistani sculptor, painter, founder and principal of Karachi School of Art, former chairperson of the Pakistan Arts Council, teacher and Pakistan’s first woman sculptor.
While Rabia Zuberi devoted her life to the development of her school, she never ignored her own art. She is a socially responsible artist and her works are always a statement on social issues.
In 2003, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pakistan National Council of Arts and in 2009 she was graced with President’s Award for Pride of Performance for her contribution to Pakistani Art.
Imran Zuberi joined Karachi School of Art in 2008 and currently working as the Executive Director of the school. He graduated with a degree in IT from Huddersfield University UK and holds Masters degree in Business Management from Kingston University London.
He majored in Marketing and also have professional certifications in Human Resource Management. He is also a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Managers.
Romila Kareem obtained her BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1993 and holds Masters in Art Education from BNU, Lahore. She was credited with Awarded Sir Percy Brown Award in Art History from National College of Arts and awarded Distinction in Thesis Project. She was awarded First Prize (Print category) by NHI in First National Art Competition, Islamabad 1995.
She has vast teaching and professional experience. She joined Indus Valley School of Art in 1993 and also taught at Karachi School of Art as a visiting faculty. She remained engaged in interior and landscaping projects and in her own art practice. She rejoined Karachi School of Art in 2009 as Head of Academics.