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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting of Veils to Lights of Mystery

September 2, 2017 - November 26, 2017

| Free

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. Ahmad has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in the USA, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United Arab Emirates.  Her work is a part of permanent collections at the Sharjah Department of Art and Culture in the United Arab Emirates, the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art in Dallas,  Mercedes Benz Daimler Financial Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth. Her work has been featured in such publications as 101 Contemporary Artists, Art Voices Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Islamic Arts Magazine, Emel magazine, Art Now Pakistan, Dallas Art Review, the Star Telegram, Libas Magazine, Valassko, Vlastivedna Revue, VAIA, bont VOOR BINNEN, and Ceramic & Glass.

Ahmad was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. After she left Pakistan she lived in the United Kingdom, Iran and Denmark before settling down in the United States. She graduated, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in 1991 and a Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2011. In between, Ahmad worked as an art glass designer from 1995 to 2003 and collaborated with several art glass studios in Sweden and in the Czech Republic, including Barovier and Toso. Her art glass designs are featured in private collections around the world.

Meet the artist: Friday, September 15   Artist Talk: 6 p.m., Reception 7-9 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.



September 2, 2017
November 26, 2017
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Irving Arts Center


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