Sarah Ahmad

Memphis, TN, U.S.

Email: ahmad.sarah@hotmail.com

sarah.ahmad@mca.edu

Website: www.sarahahmad.com

Instagram: sarah_ahmad_art

RECENT SELECTED EXHIBITIONS *Solo Shows

2020 * Upcoming, Solo Show, 108 Contemporary Gallery, Tulsa, OK, U.S.

2020 Upcoming, Art of Cosmos, Los Angeles, CA, U.S

2019 Upcoming Exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, U.S.

2019 Turnaround - Tulsa Fellowship Festival, True Turn Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, U.S.

2018 *My Oasis, Solo Show, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN, U.S.

2018 Art Comes Alive, Art Design Consultants, Cleveland, OH, U.S.

2018  Folding Shadows, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2018  *Fractured Cosmos, Solo Show, Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan

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

2017  Artist Talk, Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, KY, U.S.

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

2017  IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series Women's Invitational Exhibition, Eisenmann Center, Richardson, Texas, U.S.

2017 Artist Talk, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, TX, U.S.

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

2016  IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX, U.S. 

2016  Memphis College of Art Alumni Biennial Show, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

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

2015  *Lotus Harvest, Solo Show, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN, U.S.

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

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

2015  Flying Solo Exhibition, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN, U.S.

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

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

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

2014  Electron Show, Los Angeles County Museum of Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

RECENT AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RESIDENCIES

2019 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Grant, OK, U.S.

2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Tulsa, OK, U.S.

2018 L.A. Summer Residency, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

2018 Finalist for Art Comes Alive Award, Cleveland, OH, U.S.

2017 Paducah Arts Alliance Residency, Paducah, KY, U.S.

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

2017 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT, U.S.

2017  Semi-finalist for Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Award

2017  Online Selection for Art Comes Alive Awards

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

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

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

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

2013  Best in Show, Best of Memphis, Memphis, TN, U.S.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY *Reviews

Tennessee Arts Commission, December, 2018

http://tnartscommission.org/exhibits/sarah-ahmad-my-oasis/

Koel Gallery, April, 2018

http://koelgallery.com/fractured-cosmos-driftwood-i/

*Dawn Newspaper, Folding Shadows Opens at Koel, April, 2018

https://www.dawn.com/news/1403861

*Herald Newspaper, Koel Gallery Explores Perceptions of Three Dimensionality, July, 2018

*Friday Times, Enriching Two Lands At Once, April 2018

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/enriching-two-lands-at-once/

*Youline Magazine, Art Review: Folding Shadows at Koel Gallery, April 2018

https://www.youlinmagazine.com/story/art-exhibition-folding-shadows-at-koel-gallery-karachi/MTEwMQ==

*Epaper Dawn, Illusions of Three Dimensionality, April 2018

https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=13_05_2018_524_003

Paducah Arts Alliance, 2017

https://www.paducahartsalliance.com/artist-in-residence/ahmad-and-stewart/

*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, 2017

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 Arts 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.

*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, 2013 Catalogue

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 Part-time faculty, Arkansas State University Mid-South, West Memphis, AK. U.S.

2012 - 2013 Thesis Advisor, MA Art Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan

2010 Co-designed, implemented, and evaluated graduate course in Art Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan

 

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.