b. Queens, NY
2017 The Ohio State University, OH, M.F.A, Visual Art
2006 The City College, City College of NY, M.A., Art History and Museum Studies
2002 The College of New Rochelle, NY B.A., Art History and Studio Art
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2018 A Family Archive, Pearl Conard Gallery, Mansfield, OH (Jan 2018)
2017 Sa’dia Rehman and Nayeon Yang, ROYGBIV, Columbus, OH
2015 Hypertense, Hopkins Art Gallery, Columbus, OH
Migrations: Belonging, Borders, and Banishment, Global Art Gallery, Columbus, OH
2014 Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Seeds of Discord, Two Moon Art House, NYC
2010 Metamorphosis: Sa'dia Rehman and Gazelle Samizay, The Guild Art Gallery, NYC
Group Exhibitions and Screenings
2017 Thesis, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
Rasquache Residency Exhibition, Jose Martinez Galeria, Toledo, OH
2016 The Community as Studio, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU, NYC
Sheherzade's Gift, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Rasquache Residency Exhibition, Mexico Solidarity Network, Chicago, IL
Rasquache Residency Exhibition, Cocina Humo Galeria, San Francisco Coapan, Mexico
Sheherzade's Gift, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
The Video Program, Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
2015 digi-Eye, Sony Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Berlin Film Screening, SkyLab, Columbus OH
Sheherzade's Gift: Subversive Narratives, Local Projects, Queens, NY
The Unfolding, Jean Charles Schulz Auditorium, Columbus, OH
You Are Here, University Hall Auditorium, Columbus, OH
2014 Through the Looking Glass, The Gateway II Gallery, Newark, NJ
2013 Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Be/Longing, Smith Center Gallery, Washington DC
Salaam Bombay, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Salaam Bombay: Beauty & Chaos in the Urban Environment, Art Asia Miami, FL
Her Stories: Fifteen Years of SAWCC, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
2011 Dislocated, Art for Change, NYC
2010 What's Your War?, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Hair Tactic, Jersey City Museum, NJ
2009 Good Looking: Vision and Society in Contemporary Art, Grey Noise, Lahore, Pakistan
Domestic Policy, The Guild Art Gallery, NYC
2008 Artists in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC
Fire Walkers: Contemporary Artists from India, Pakistan and the Middle East, Stux Gallery, NYC
Exploding the Lotus, Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
2007 Iconography, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ
Sultana’s Dream: SAWCC 10th Anniversary Visual Arts Show, Exit Art, NYC
Intersections, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
Homecoming, National College of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan
Changing Climate, Changing Colors: 24 Contemporary Muslim Artists, Abrons Arts Center, NYC
2005 Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
Living for the City, Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC
Living for the City, Centre international de Expositions de Larouche, Canada,
Artwallah Festival, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Once Upon A Time: Visions by Alumnae/i Artists, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
Territories: 7th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Gallery Artsindia, NYC
2017 Artist Talk, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
Panel Chair, Queer Places, Practices and Lives III, OSU, Columbus, OH
2016 Artist Talk, Sheherzade’s Gift, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2013 Featured Artist, Co-Lab, Basement Bhangra, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Featured Artist Corona: An Ode to Queens, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYC
2012 Featured Artist, National Convention of The National Arts Education Association, NYC
2008 Artist Talk, First Saturdays Artist Series, Brooklyn Museum, NYC
2007 Artist Talk, Subversive Sisters, Richmix, London, United Kingdom,
Organizer and moderator, Sultana’s Dream: Visual Arts Panel, Exit Art, NYC
Artist Talk, Art Department Alumni Panel, The College of New Rochelle, NY
Residencies and Awards
2017 OSU Global Mobility Graduate Grant
2016 OSU Arts & Humanities Materials Grant
2016 Hamilton Travel Grant
2016 Rasquache Residency, San Francisco Coapan, Mexico
2014-7 University Fellowship, OSU
2011 Artist Summer Institute by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & Creative Capital, NYC
2008 Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC
2006 National College of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan
2017 Bissonauth, Natasha, "New Directions in Queer and Feminist South Asian Diasporic Critiques," Association for Asian American
Studies Roundtable, Portland, OR, April 2017.
2016 Sheherzade’s Gift, (cat) Center for Book Arts, July 13- September 22, 2016.
Abichandani, Jaishri, “Sheherzade’s Gift,” Art Asia Pacific, Summer 2016.
2015 McClure, Leah, “MFA students’ work displays outside the gallery,” The Lantern, August 25, 2015.
2013 Reddy, Sita, "Be/Longing: Art in Washington DC," Saffron Art Blog, April 13, 2013.
2014 Jaggery Lit: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal, Spring 2014
2010 Thikurode, Meenakshi, “Metamorphosis,” Whitewall: Contemporary Art and Lifestyle Magazine, August 17, 2010.
Mendell, Jonathan, “First Friday Becomes a Hair Day at Jersey City Museum,” The Jersey Journal, February 27, 2010.
2008 Riley-Lopez, Erin. How Soon is Now?: Artist in the Marketplace 28 (cat), Bronx Museum Of Art, June 1 – August 18, 2008.
Mills, Michael. “East Wind A Blowin’,” Miami New Times, April 2008.
2007 Melwani, Lavina. “The Unsuitable Girls Grow Up,” Little India, Oct 2007.
Rockfield, Gary, “An Artist’s Life,” CNR Quarterly, Summer 2007, 14-15.
Sultana’s Dream: SAWCC’s 10th Anniversary Visual Arts Exhibition (cat), Exit Art, August 4th – September 1st, 2007.
Lentini, Lara Kristin. “Changing Climate,” Art Papers, July/ August 2007.
2006 Ali, Atteqa. The Nation, December 2006.
2005 “Readings: [Assimilation] On the Down Low,” Harper’s Magazine, August 2005, 20.
Rehman, Bushra, “Our Little Secrets,” ColorLines Magazine, Summer 2005, 48-51.
Chandra, Kiran. “Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now,” EGO Magazine, May 2005.
Finnerty, Amy. “South Asia as Ethnic Background, Artistic Foreground,” The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2005.
Medina, Jennifer. “In a Museum Bathroom, A Tool of Hygiene Becomes Art,” The New York Times, March 14, 2005.
2004 “To Spotlight Talents of Alumni Artists” El Aguila Del Hudson Valley, August 25- September 7, 2004, 22.
Melwani, Lavina. “A Space of Their Own,” Anokhi Vibe, Fall 2004, 114-116.
Hershenson, Roberta. The New York Times, August 29, 2004.
2002 Hernandez, Daisy and Bushra Rehman (ed.), Colonize This! Young Women of Color On Today’s Feminism, 2002, xviii.