Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) explores how contemporary and historical images communicate, consolidate and contest ideas about race, empire and labor. Through techniques such as wall drawing, cut outs and assemblage, Rehman pulls apart and puts together images from family photographs, historical records, and mass media to interrogate their resonances.
Sa’dia Rehman is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. Rehman is the 2020-21 Social Justice Visual Art Fellow at the Columbus Museum where she is researching the social realist collection to create a site-reactive wall drawing titled ‘The Land of Promise.’ She has exhibited work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Kentler International Drawing Space, The Kitchen, Center for Book Arts, Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum and Pakistan National Council of the Arts. She was a nominee of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a recipient of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant, Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship and Ann Hamilton Travel Grant. She is a 2020-21 AIR at Abrons Art Center and Asian American Arts Alliance. She has been awarded residencies at Edward Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, ASI/LMCC & Creative Capital and AIM Bronx Museum. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Harper's, Art Papers and ColorLines.She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and MA from The City College and a BA from The College of New Rochelle. Rehman was born and raised in NYC and NJ and currently based in Columbus, Ohio.
Image credit: Amna A. Akbar