About

shehzar-abro-profile
Shehzar Abro b. 1997

I am an experienced visual artist, mid-level animator, and educator currently residing in Canada and originally from Karachi, Pakistan. I've lent my skills to various projects, including notable works such as TV series "Sausage Party: Foodtopia" (Bardel Entertainment) and "Mia and Codie," (Relish Studios).

My enthusiasm for education has led me to roles such as Studio Technician for Animation at Emily Carr University and Lab Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. I've crafted courses like "Drawing for Animators" and "Visual Story and Character Development” at Alberta University of the Arts. I directed an animated/live-action short “Now Showing” with support from the Canada Council of the Arts and in collaboration with Fight With A Stick Performance.

I have exhibited and painted live in various shows in Vancouver, Karachi, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. In 2018, I was commissioned by the High Commission of Pakistan in Australia to paint a mural on its façade. In collaboration with the Karachi Biennale in 2019, I introduced an Australian mental health initiative at the NJV School in Karachi. I also curated and exhibited at Impact I and Impact II, which were shown at Movenpick Hotel Karachi Art Gallery and Gallery ArtOne62. In 2018, I organized a Pakistani photography exhibition for Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney, and assisted in curating Jimmy Engineer’s exhibition at the Willoughby City Council in North Sydney.

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts from University of the Fraser Valley (2022) and diplomas in 3D Animation from Vancouver Film School (2020) and SAE Institute Sydney (2019).

Downloads:

Animator_Resume.pdf

Educator-Resume.pdf

Demo Reel Link