EDUCATION

Boston University, Boston, MA
M.F.A in Painting, 1998
Smith College, Northampton, MA
B.A. in both Education & Studio Art, 1996 (cum laude)

Teaching Certification: Art Education K-12; Elementary Education K-6

FELLOWSHIP/RESIDENCY AWARDS

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, Painting Fellowship (Summer 2001,97)
Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, Painting Fellowship (Summer 95 & 96)
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, United Kingdom, Visiting Artist Fellowship (Fall 94)

EXHIBITION RECORD (Solo shows marked by asterisk)

International Woman’s Artist Exhibit, Her Presence in Color, Littman Gallery,
Portland State University. Portland, OR (Catalogue)

The Love Show, Launch Pad Gallery, Olympic Mills, Portland, OR
IFCC Do North, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland , OR(Catalogue)
SWAN DAY, Woman’s Art Show, Expo Center, Portland, OR
Portland Open Studios, Working Artist Group Show, Portland, OR
Ulsan & PSU Exchange Exhibition - Close from Distant Shores, Autzen & Littman Galleries, Portland State University, Portland, OR (Catalogue)

2008 Nature of Inquiry, Part 2 Loft Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show: Multicultural Symposium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Portland Open Studios, Working Artist Group Show, Portland, OR
rdEVOLUTION Olympic Mills, Portland, OR

2007 Nature of Inquiry, Part 1 Loft Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Working Artist Group Show, Portland, OR

*Solo Show, TRANSFIGURATION_ a personal synthesis of clashing cultural viewpoints. ARTSPACE, Richmond, Virginia
Ohio regional Art Show, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio
2005 Appalachian Corridors Exhibit, Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, WV. Jury award Curator: Faith Ringgold,
Oppidan Art Group Show, Morris Building Gallery, Huntington, WV
Invitational Juried Show, West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV
Brush with Art. 14th Havre De Grace. International Juried Art Exhibition. Riverview Gallery. Havre De Grace, MD Jury Award, Curator: Stephen Phillips, Curator of the Phillips Collection,
Washington. D.C.
*Solo Exhibit: Muslim American Woman, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
2003 *Solo Exhibit: Muslim American Woman, Della Taylor Brown Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, and Charleston, WV
Appalachian Corridors Exhibit, Clay Center for Art, Charleston, WV
Curator: Eleanor Hartley, Art critic & writer for Art in America

Mask to Masquerade: Invitational Art Show, Angel-Gate Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA

2001 Sufi & Muslim Art, A E Gallery, East Hampton, NY
*Solo Exhibit: Who Are You? Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Curator: Shelly Bancroft, Director of Boston Center for the Arts
Home? Crosscurrents in Contemporary South Asian/American Art
The Brush Art Gallery, Boston MA, Curator: E.Linda Poras (catalogue)

National Competition Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY
One Hundred Artists, 100 X 100, Green St. Gallery, Boston, MA

1999 *Solo Exhibit: Cross Cultural Media, Green St. Gallery, Boston, MA
National Competition Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY

1998 MFA Thesis Show , Boston University, Boston, MA
*Solo Exhibit: Portraits of the Self, American Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan
First Expressions Gallery, Boston, MA

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Art, Portland State University, Portland, OR (Sept. 2006-present): Teach introductory to advanced drawing & painting classes, with an emphasis on community art projects.

Assistant Professor of Art, West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV (Aug. 2002-2006): Taught introductory to advanced painting, & digital art, digital photography with an emphasis on interactive digital media.