Dr. Mo - Biography

M.A. Bhatti is a dynamic contemporary artist who concentrates on themes that are inspired by the sounds of mysticism and current social issues around him. Born and raised in Pakistan, he attended local art institutions in his native country at an early age; subsequently, he travelled to the United States and earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, Athens, in 1998. In his early career, he was inclined toward figurative art and became an accomplished portrait artist.Gradually, his fascination with contemporary abstract expressionism led to inspiration by mysticism, fantasy, and current socio-political conditions.For the last 30 years, he has painted and exhibited around the worldresulted 35 solo exhibitions. His work is unique and is collected world-wide.

The visual interest in his paintings is heightened by multiple layers of acrylic, oil, resins, spray paint, randomly torn magazine and book pages, design patterns, and calligraphic elements which help him to create rich imagery. He utilizes intense vibrant colors applied in bold strokes which enable him togenerate an exciting character to his canvases. Bhattiís art is a synthesis of his aesthetic sensibility and metaphysical versatility; a powerful expression of pride and vitality. This combination of the artistís sensitivity with his technical versatility becomes a vehicle which allows him to explore interplay of exotic forms and shapes with freedom. Mohammad Ali Bhattiís distinctive style, combination of subject matter, bold comparisons, and intense color is instantly recognizable; collectors throughout the United States as well as abroad value and prize his work. Dr. Bhatti lives in Houston, Texas and is associated with the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, AO5 Gallery in Austin, and artist-owned Archway Gallery in Houston. He currently teachesa variety of art classes,using a combination of demonstration and hands-on instruction, and has a large committed following of students.Visit his website:

    Selected Solo Shows:

  • 2019 Village of Tanglewood Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2019 AO5 Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2019 XVA Gallery, Sharjah, UAE
  • 2017 Blue Circle Gallery, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • 2016 Ataturk Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2015 Galleria De Dozzani. Milano, Italy
  • 2015 Timur Art Gallery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 2014 4 Squire Gallery, Glasgow, UK
  • 2013 Gallery A-One, Dubai, UAE
  • 2013 Nomad Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2012 Dr. Sirikit Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012 Ocean Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2010 Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland, UK
  • 2009 Gallery 6, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2009 Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 Al-Mussavir Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2008 Sidharatha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2007 The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2006 Makhachkala Art Gallery, Dagestan, Russia
  • 2005 MM51 Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2004 Diego Rivera Gallery, Mexico
  • 1996 Mughal Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • 1993 Galeria Contemporary Art, Chile
  • 1991 Love Land Art Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • 1990 Erie Museum of Art, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1990 St. Louis Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1987 J. J. Yavuz Gallery, JoharBaro, Malaysia
  • 1983 Fahmy Art Galleries, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1982 AGB Art Gallery, Jalan Langgak Tunku, Singapore
  • 1981 Tbilisi Art Gallery, Georgia, Russia
  • 1978 Global Art Gallery, Bombay

Several National and International Group Shows:

I have painted official and private portrait commissions for numerous prominent personalities in Pakistan, India, Malaysia, United States of America, Singapore, Thailand, and the Middle East.


  • Member American Watercolor Society
  • Member Portrait Society of America
  • Member International Water Color Committee
  • President Artists Association of, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Signature Member Watercolor Art Society of Houston

  • Memorial Award, Watercolor Society Houston

  • Archway Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • AO5 Art Gallery, Austin, TX
  • Higham and Associates, Houston TX