(1968 Mirpurkhas, Pakistan)
Lives and works in Lahore

Upon completing his BFA in 1993 as a distinction student at the National College of Arts Lahore, he subsequently held the position of assistant professor at his alma mater.
In the past twenty-two years, he has held sixteen solo shows both in Pakistan and abroad, curated various important shows of local and international artists. In addition, his work has been exhibited in numerous important group shows nationally and internationally, including The Asian Art Biennale Dhaka Bangladesh 2004, 2006, The International Artists' Biennale Iran 2006, The Pyeongtack International Art Festival Lake Museum Korea 2006, 2007, Art Expo Malaysia 2010, Slick Art Fair Paris 2010 France, AAF Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2011 and in 2012 Melbourne, Australia. 2014 India Art Fair, Delhi, 2014 Sindh art fair, Karachi, Pakistan, Jaipur art summit 2014, Jaipur India and 2012 he got selected for Saatchi online artist, 100 curators 100 days show etc. Other nations that have shown his work various times are Srilanka, India, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Paris, USA, UK, Germany, Norway and Canada etc.
As an avid participant in art residencies, he has attended seventeen various art camps and residencies abroad over the course of his career. He has also conducted various art-counseling workshop in Pakistan and abroad. In 2015, he was selected by the Embassy of China to experience Chinese art and culture, and represent and promote Pakistani art and art education in six cities of China. He represented Pakistan in New York at “New pathways, contemporary art from Pakistan” curated by Tanzara art gallery, organized by Pakistan Embassy, United Nations. Since 1994, he is promoting art through art education at his studio – STUDIO RM. In 2008 he initiated the Studio RM (International) Residency program in Lahore, Pakistan.

RM Naeem’s work has garnered several scholarships, awards and prizes in Pakistan, including the Provincial best painter awarded first prize twice, 2014 first prize best short -short film category in Punjab film festival, Lahore, shortlisted for film screening in summer film festival Mainz, film screening at Kunsthalle Mainz and National Award of Excellence in 2003. His work can be seen in various private and official collections and has been featured in both local and international art publications.


R.M.Naeem paintings 2017

super woman “super woman”

36x60" acrylics on canvas 2017

connected 1 “connected 1”

36x48" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

Devoted 1 “Devoted 1”

36x48" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

Devoted 2 “Devoted 2”

36x48" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

connected 2 “connected 2”

29x42" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

connected 3 “connected 3”

07x14" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

connected 4 “connected 4”

18x38" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

R.M.Naeem paintings 2016

paintings and drawings

Sacrifice 2 “Sacrifice 2 ”

36x48" Acrylics on canvas, 2017

Measured “Measured ”

18x18" Acrylics on canvas, 2016

Amity “Amity”

30x36" Acrylics on canvas, 2016

Devoted II “Devoted II”

36x36" Acrylics on canvas, 2016