Memphis, TN, U.S.
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
Koel Gallery, April, 2018
*Dawn Newspaper, Folding Shadows Opens at Koel, April, 2018
*Herald Newspaper, Koel Gallery Explores Perceptions of Three Dimensionality, July, 2018
*Friday Times, Enriching Two Lands At Once, April 2018
*Youline Magazine, Art Review: Folding Shadows at Koel Gallery, April 2018
*Epaper Dawn, Illusions of Three Dimensionality, April 2018
Paducah Arts Alliance, 2017
*Artnetnews, 16 Feminist Art Shows to See In Honor of Women’s History Month, 2017
Irving Televison Station, 2017
IARS Islamic Arts Revival Series, 2016 Art Gallery
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
Gallery Talk Sarah Ahmad, January 2016
*In the Studio with Sarah Ahmad-Interview, January 2016
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
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.