b. Queens, NY
Selected Solo* and Two-Person Exhibitions
2020 The Land of Promise, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
The Cost of Entry, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY*
2019 Sa’dia Rehman, Pol y Grace, Barcelona, Spain*
The Here and the Hereafter, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY Old Westbury*
2017 Sa’dia Rehman and Nayeon Yang, ROY G BIV 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
2010 Metamorphosis: Sa'dia Rehman and Gazelle Samizay, The Guild Art Gallery, NYC
2020 The Story of the Tracings of all the Persons Before Us and After Them, NewEar Festival, Fridman Gallery, NYC
2019 The Story of the Tracings of all the Persons Before Us and After Them, Ctrl+Shft Collective, Oakland, CA
2018 TELL-47, Bureau of General Services - Queer Division, NYC
The Story of the Tracings of all the Persons Before Us and After Them, Corrugate Gallery, Columbus, OH
Map of my Home: Memory, Maps, Movement, Alwan for the Arts, NYC
2016 The Community as Studio, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU, NYC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Paper Routes, National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC (upcoming)
Artists to Watch, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH
#SpeakingThroughMasks, ABCnoRio, NYC
2019 Residing at The Growlery, San Francisco, CA
Vessel Memories, The Border Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
Trajectory, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Here, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Her Garden, A Mirror: (Chitra Ganesh solo exhibition), The Kitchen, NYC
Thought Bubble, Aicon Gallery, NYC
2017 Studio Open 2, The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Thesis, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
Rasquache Residency Exhibition, Jose Martinez Galeria, Toledo, OH
2016 The Video Program, Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
Rasquache Residency Exhibition, Mexico Solidarity Network, Chicago, IL
Sheherzade's Gift, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2015 digi-Eye, Sony Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Berlin Film Screening, SkyLab, Columbus OH
2014 Through the Looking Glass, Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ
2013 Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
2012 Salaam Bombay: Beauty & Chaos in the Urban Environment, Art Asia Miami, FL
Her Stories: Fifteen Years of SAWCC, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
2010 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
2007 Sultana’s Dream: SAWCC 10th Anniversary Visual Arts Show, Exit Art, NYC
Intersections, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC
Homecoming, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad
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
Artwallah Festival, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
2020-21 Abrons Arts Center Visual Artist AIRSpace Residency, NYC
2019 The Growlery, San Francisco, CA
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Trestle Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY
Woodstock Byrdcliffe, NY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2016 Rasquache Residency, San Francisco Coapan, Mexico
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
Awards and Recognition
2020-21 Fellow, Center for Art and Social Engagement, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
2020 Women to Watch recipient, National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC
2019 Artist Honoree, Trestle Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship, Woodstock, NY (Byrdcliffe AIR)
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional & Development Research Grant, Columbus, OH (Vermont Studio Center)
2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant nominee, NYC
2016 Ann Hamilton Travel Grant, Columbus, OH
2020 Artist Talk, Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC (upcoming)
Artist Talk, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Artist Talk, Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY Old Westbury NY
2017 Artist Talk, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH
Respondent, Asian Contemporary Art Week: Field Meeting 5: Projects, NYC
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
2017 The Ohio State University (OSU), 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
2019 Visiting Critic, Parsons School of Design, NYC
2017 Adjunct, Digital Imaging (Adobe Suite and Laser cutting), OSU, Columbus, OH
2016 Teaching Fellow, 2D Design (Adobe Suite emphasis on Premiere/Final Cut), OSU, Columbus, OH
2015-2016 Teaching Fellow, Drawing (Video animation), OSU, Columbus, OH
2020 "Artists Explore the Transformational Qualities of Paper in Upcoming Exhibition," Fine Books and Collections, July 30, 2020.
Downing, Andy, "'Paper Routes' finds creators spinning common material into artistic gold," Columbus ALIVE, July 30, 2020.
Bell, Andrea, "Sa’dia Rehman: the Here and the Hereafter" (review), Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Volume 6, pg 195-198, July 2020
Ehrlich, Isabel, "Nicht Langer Schweigen (No longer silent)," Siegessäule, July 2020.
2019 Hernandez, Daisy and Bushra Rehman (ed.), Colonize This! Young Women of Color On Today’s Feminism, 2nd edition 2019, xxiv.
Sultan, Iman, “Three Queer Artists Explore Identity and Disrupt Borders with their art,” Hyperallergic, May 8, 2019.
2018 Art Uncovered with Kimberly Ruth, Breakthru Radio, May 15, 2018.
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 Jenkins, Mark, “On Being a Woman,” Washington Post, March 29, 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.
2009 Gershenson, Olga and Barbara Penner, Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.
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.
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