Meet the artist

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti is a world renowned contemporary painter, represented by many celebrated art galleries around the globe. He has been exhibiting for the last 30 years, having over 30 national and international solo exhibitions and several group shows to his credit. Mr. Bhatti was born and raised in Pakistan; earned an MFA degree in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University. In his early years, he was inclined towards figurative art and became an accomplished portrait artist. His fascination with contemporary art is evident in his early figurative compositions. In his paintings, compositions are energetic; elements move freely in an anonymous space molded with bold brush strokes. Visual complexity, aesthetic sensibility of design, form and content are the true essence of his paintings.

Dr. Bhatti believes that “A great portrait painting goes far beyond merely capturing a faithful likeness. The physical process of applying ...

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Reviews About Mohammad Ali Bhatti

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

An exhibition of paintings by Mohammad Ali Bhatti held at the Chawkandi Gallery,
includes a series of artworks depicting a way of life in Sindh that is rapidly changing…

Marjorie Husain Daily Dawn, October 10,2005

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"Refreshing" that is what you say when you see the paintings by Mohammad Ali….
His paintings are not just a display of paint.

By Dr. G.M. Mehkri Daily News, Karachi - 14.2.1981

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"As I view it, (Portrait of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai)Ali's imaginative reconstruction
of a portrait offers a momentous accent on a process of configuration.

By: H.R.Ghauri Review printed in Brochure - 1981

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"Mohammad Ali painted various portraits of persons of historical significance
to the Southern Campus. His contributions have paved the way for the establishment of a portrait gallery.

Alan H. Geiger Ohio University- May 31, 1996

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"Ali is a man of significant artistic ability. His growth as a professional painter
during the completion of MFA in painting at Edinboro University was impressive.

James M. McMurray Edinboro University, PA, 20.8.91

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"Alternating between swift, long strokes and soft scribbles, Mohammad Ali quietly sketched
the face of the woman sitting before him. After ten minutes …..

The Ironton Tribune Ohio, Jan.8, 1995

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

"The crowd erupted into thunderous applause the moment
a life size portrait of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was unveiled. There were 'oohs' and 'aahs' as ….

The Star Malaysia August 6, 2004