Sarah Ahmad

Memphis, TN, U.S.

Email: ahmad.sarah@hotmail.com

sarah.ahmad@mca.edu

Website: www.sarahahmad.com

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018   Upcoming Solo Show, Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan

2017   Liminal Identities, Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, KY, U.S.

2017   Art of the South, Linda Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2017   Women's Invitational Exhibition, Eisenmann Center, Richardson, Texas, U.S.

2016    Islamic Art Festival, Solo Show, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates

2016    Irving Arts Center, IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, Irving, TX, U.S. Juror: Mariam Ikhtiar, Associate Curator of the Islamic Arts Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY U.S.

2016    Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art Alumni Biennial Show, Memphis, TN, U.S. Juror: Mark Scala, Curator of Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, U.S.

2016    Artist Talk, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2016    Lotus Harvest, Solo Show, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2015    Circuitous Succession Epilogue, Scottish Rite Temple, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2015    Boardwalk Condominiums, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.

2015   Studio Visit Magazine Selection for Winter 2015 issue

2015   MFA Thesis Show, Nesin Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2015   Nashville International Airport, Arts at the Airport-Flying Solo Exhibition, Nashville, TN, U.S.

2015   Bakehouse Art Complex, Associate Fellow, Miami, FL, U.S.

2014    LuminArte Gallery, 3rd Annual IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, Dallas, TX, U.S.

2014    Southern College of Optometry, In Focus, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2014   Studio Visit Magazine Selection for Winter 2014 issue

2014   The Gallery at Watershed, Elegant Nude, Eugene, OR, U.S.

2014   Los Angeles County Museum of Digital Art, Electron Salon, Invitational Group Show, LA, CA, U.S.

2014   Las Laguana Gallery, For Every Season, Laguna Beach, CA, U.S.

2014   NY Center for Photographic Art, Same Different, Juror’s Selection Award, NY, U.S. 

2014   Studio Visit Magazine Selection for the Spring 2014 issue

2014   Rust Hall, Persons of Interest, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   Finalist-South Main Design Challenge, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   “Best of Memphis” Memphis, TN, U.S. 

2013   Ameriprise, Winter Collages, Invitational Solo Show, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   Hyde Gallery, Obsessions, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   Hyde Gallery, Art of Science, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   University of Memphis, Best of Memphis, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   Award, Best in Show in Best of Memphis by David Lusk, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2013   Nu Gallery, Pieceful, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2012   Brinkley Plaza, Draw, Color, Line, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2012   Service Master, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2012   Crosstown Arts, Untitled 414, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2012   Hyde Gallery, Eye of the Beholder, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2011   Belmont University, Connections, TAEA Tennessee Arts Education Association, Nashville, TN, U.S.

2011   Jackson Symphony Invitational Show, Civic Center, Jackson, TN, U.S.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY *Reviews

Artnetnews, 16 Feminist Art Shows to See In Honor of Women’s History Month, 2017

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/feminist-art-shows-womens-history-month-880253

Irving Televison Station, 2016

https://youtu.be/RqRvdOKsuUA

Ismailimail, 2017

https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/feminist-beauty-on-display-the-iars-womens-invitational-exhibition-2017/

IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, 2016 Art Gallery

http://islamicartrevival.com/?page_id=1620

IARS Islamic Art Revival Series Women’s Invitational, 2017 (Catalogue) 

Islamic Art Festival, 2016 (Catalogue) 

IARS Islamic Art Revival Series, 2016 (Catalogue) 

101 Contemporary Artists, September 2016

http://www.101contemporaryartists.com/101contemporaryartists/6kb3swvcai0h0axu7v6pm2cxuh49iw

Gallery Talk-Sarah Ahmad, January 2016

http://www.circuitoussuccession.com/sarah-ahmad/

*In the Studio with Sarah Ahmad-Interview, January 2016

 http://vermontstudiocenter.tumblr.com/post/140390604642/in-the-studio-with-sarah-ahmad

Arts at the Airport, Current Exhibits, 2015

"Memphis artist Sarah Ahmad’s work featured at Nashville International Airport.”
Knoxville Daily Sun, July 18, 2015.

Weekly Update Newsletter, MFA Thesis Show, Memphis College of Art, April, 2015

*Viz City: The Elegant Nude, NPR for Oregonians, October, 2014

IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, 2014 Catalogue, pages 61 & 78

IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, 2014

*‘Person of Interest,” GOMEMPHIS, ’ February, 2014

NY Center for Photographic Art, Same Different, Juror’s Selection Award, February, 2014

Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2014

Studio Visit Magazine, Spring 2014

Art of Science, Hyde Gallery,  Catalogue, 2013

South Main Design Challenge Semifinalists, May, 2013

http://www.downtownmemphiscommission.com/smdc--divan-e-art.html

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2017 Paducah Arts Alliance, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.

2017 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency, New York City, New York, U.S.

2017 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont. U.S.

2017 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

2015  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, U.S.

2015  Artist's Grant, Vermont Studio Center

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013   Nu Gallery, Pieceful, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2012   Crosstown Arts, Memfix, Memphis, TN, U.S.

2009-12   Student Shows, PreK-8th grade, Jackson, TN, U.S.

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Part Time Faculty, Arkansas State University - Mid-South, AK, U.S.

 

EDUCATION

MFA Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, U.S. Merit Scholarship, Portfolio Scholarship, and President’s List.

MA in Education,  Union University, Jackson, TN. Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi.

B.A. Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. Merit Scholarship & Talent Award for Art.