• WAQAS WAJAHAT built his practice within the art world by curating and organizing major public and private art collections with an emphasis on scholarship and connoisseurship. His field of expertise remains within post-war and contemporary American art with a deep understanding of works by Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Neil Jenney, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Sean Scully, and David Smith. He continues to explore the fine arts as a collector with a special  focus on diversity and philanthropy.
    After studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the Barnes Foundation, he gained curatorial experience working on modern and contemporary exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the years, Waqas has initiated, organized, supported, and helped produce numerous museum exhibitions, including critical surveys and retrospectives on Ruth Asawa, Milton Avery, Mary Cassatt, Herbert Ferber, Neil Jenney, Jasper Johns, Alexis Rockman, Richard Pousette-Dart, James Prosek, Sean Scully, David Smith, Donald Sultan, and John Walker.
    Waqas is deeply committed to supporting non-profit art institutions, notably the Barnes Foundation and the Norton Museum of Art. He is the founding chair of the International Committee at Malta Contemporary (MICAS) and ambassador for the Goodwood Art Foundation. In addition to serving on the board of trustees at the Drawing Center and the Morris Museum, Waqas sits on advisory and acquisition committees at the Lowe Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and most recently, the National  Gallery of Art Collectors Committee.