Shahid Mirza was born 1957 in Lahore. He graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore with a degree in advertising design in 1981. Since the late eighties he has been a full time painter. He has had very few exhibitions despite his prolific and long painting career. In 2001 he set up Lahore Chitrkar, an art center for painting and classical music run and managed by artists and musicians.
In 2003 he traveled on invitation with other artists from Lahore Chitrkar to Indian Punjab and Delhi. His one day exhibition at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh was the first ever exhibition of a Pakistani artist in Indian Punjab.
Presently he conducts a drawing and painting class and occasionally writes art reviews.
Works displayed at Uddari Art Exhibition: 6