Khushna Sulaman-Butt

A lover of fancy sketchbooks she doesn't even use, Khushna is an artist trained at Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University and Slade School, University College London. Her work confronts the complexity of human bodies and expressions, as she tries to channel it from the initial photograph captured. Her method allows for continuation of thought, not only from object to picture, but picture to picture.


2018 - 2020  

MFA Fine Art, Slade School of Art - University College London, United Kingdom

2013 - 2016     

BFA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Art - University of Oxford, United Kingdom



London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

RCA/Slade School Graduation Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

Official presentation of Abe Bailey Scholars(painting) to Her Majesty The Queen, Goodenough College, London


Bare Lines, Safehouse Copeland Road, London

Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London


2017 BP Portrait Award, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

2017 BP Portrait Award, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 BP Portrait Award, Royal Albert Memorial Museum , Exeter


2017 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery,London


10th Anniversary Aldridge Foundation, Spencer House, St James Place,London

Ruskin BFA/ MFA Show, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford

and many more...



ACSStudio Prize (Shortlist) 

BP Portrait Award 2020 (Shortlist)


Sky Portrait Artist of The Year


The British MuslimAward 2018 (Winner of the Arts and Culture Category)


BP Portrait Award 2017 (‘Society’ selected for The National Portrait Gallery exhibition tour andfeatured in its illustrated catalogue)

Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 (‘Society’ long-listed for the Aesthetic Art Prize 2017 exhibition andfeatured in their anthology)

and many more...

To follow the projects Khushna is working on, you can visit her instagram and her website

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