Nasreen Haroon

Nasreen Haroon

Artist | Nasreen Haroon Collections

Nasreen Haroon is an artist, educator and diplomat celebrating decades of distinction in her field. Born in Pakistan, she began painting after receiving lessons as a Catholic school student, and in 1972, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, philosophy and history at St. Joseph’s College in Karachi. After relocating to the United States in 1980, she worked as a design consultant for the Shangri-La Hotel and emphasized community outreach as a speaker on topics in cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. She has taught master classes worldwide, lectured at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Algiers and served proudly as a cultural envoy to Algeria and the United Arab Emirates, including workshops for children, women and families and an appearance on “Bonjour Algerie.” Ms. Haroon’s paintings have been on display in the Art in Embassies program and numerous group and solo shows, and she is the recipient of honors, including a 2023 Distinguished Artist Award from the Pacific Asia Museum and a NewGround Trailblazer Award. Ms. Haroon has held leadership roles for the Islamic Center of Southern California, the Pacific Asia Museum and more, and continues to make regular media appearances.

Marquis Legacy Video

A Marquis-produced video biography outlines and showcases Ms. Haroon’s professional journey.

Humanitarian Award

Ms. Haroon was selected to receive the Marquis Distinguished Humanitarian Award in honor of her career as an artist.

Who's Who of Professional Women

In recognition of her excellence as a woman in the arts, Ms. Haroon was profiled in Marquis Who’s Who of Professional Women.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Ms. Haroon was highlighted on her cover of the 13th edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Haroon was featured among a group of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipients in the Wall Street Journal.



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