Dr. Mo - Biography

Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti is a well-known Contemporary Expressionist painter who concentrates on themes involving mysticism and global socio-political issues. Born and raised in Pakistan, he attended local art institutions in his early years and subsequently travelled to the United States where he earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, Athens. For the last 35 years, he has painted and exhibited around the world resulting in 35 solo exhibitions. Mr. Bhatti’s work is expressive, energetic, and bold. He pushes boundaries and explores new techniques, using acrylic paint, acrylic ink, and oil pastels to create vibrant art on canvas. Bhatti firmly believes that art doesn’t necessarily have to be pretty or perfect, but it must evoke emotion. The synthesis of his aesthetic sensibility and technical versatility is the vehicle which allows him to explore the interplay of exotic forms and shapes with freedom. His distinctive style, conceptual subjects, and spontaneity is instantly recognizable; collectors throughout the United States and abroad value and prize his work.

In addition to Bhatti’s Abstract Expressionist paintings; he is an accomplished portrait painter. He has painted numerous official and private portrait commissions of prominent personalities in Pakistan, India, Malaysia, United States of America, Singapore, Thailand, and the Middle East.Currently Dr. Bhatti lives in Houston, Texas, and is associated with the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, Austin galleries TX, and artist-owned Archway Gallery in Houston.Heis inspired by the lifestyle of the American West. He explains. “I feel driven to capture on canvas the beauty of life on a ranch, livestock, rodeo activities, rocky mountains, and wide open landscapes.He also teaches a 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:

  • 2020 Archway Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • 2019 Village of Tanglewood Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • 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, JalanLanggakTunku, Singapore
  • 1981 Tbilisi Art Gallery, Georgia, Russia
  • 1978 Global Art Gallery, Bombay

Several National and International Group Shows:

He has painted numerous official and private portrait commissions of 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
  • Elite Signature Member Watercolor Art Society of Houston


  • Memorial Award, Watercolor Art Society of Houston


  • Archway Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Austin Galleries, Austin TX
  • Lovetts Gallery, OK
  • Some online galleries.