Amna Asghar, Agra and Baghdad, 2019acrylic on canvas36 × 25 inches, 91.44 × 63.50 cm
Amna Asghar, They Met Me at the Gate, 2019screenprint and acrylic on canvas35 x 50 inches, 88.90 x 127.00 cm
Amna Asghar, New York, 2015, 2019acrylic on canvas31.5 x 25 inches, 80.01 x 63.50 cm
Amna Asghar, Portal II (Egypt), 2019screenprint and acrylic on canvas20 x 14 inches, 50.80 x 35.56 cm
Amna Asghar, Les Deux Majestés IV, 2019screenprint on canvas10 x 7.5 inches, 25.40 x 19.05 cm
Amna Asghar, The Voice and the Soul, 2018acrylic and screen print on canvas18 × 12 inches, 45.72 × 30.48 cm
Amna Asghar, Refuge Year, 2018acrylic and screen print on canvas14 × 20 inches, 35.56 × 50.80 cm
Amna Asghar, An Ideal Other, 2017acrylic and screen print on canvas20 x 14 inches, 50.80 x 35.56 cm
Amna Asghar, Keep in mind Live in within your limits I know what you are, 2017acrylic and screen print on canvas4 canvases: 40 x 63 inches, 101.60 x 160.02 cm
Amna Asghar, Baby (AA), 2017acrylic and screen print on canvas50 x 42 inches, 127 x 106.68 cm
Amna Asghar, Jazb (Absorb), 2017acrylic and screen print on canvas32 x 40 inches, 81.28 x 101.60 cm
Amna Asghar, No way, revolution, parasite, 2016acrylic and screen print on canvas40 x 36 inches, 101.60 x 91.44 cm
Amna Asghar, Touch Me Minto (Halo), 2017acrylic and screenprint on canvasdiptych 40 x 54 inches, 101.60 x 160.02 cm

Biography

b. 1984 Detroit, MI
lives and works in Detroit and the Bronx, New York

Education

2014
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

2007
BFA, Michigan State University

2007
Michigan State University Study Abroad, “Music Art & Language”, Bregenz, Austria

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Portals, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York

2017
Jhankaar
, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York
The Armory Show FOCUS Section, curated by Jarrett Gregory, Harmony Murphy Gallery, New York

2007
A Colony of Oscillating Alliances, Gallery 114, Michigan State University

Group Exhibitions

2021
Stretched, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2020
Halal Metropolis, curated by Sally Howell, Osman Kahn, and Razi Jafri, Stamelos Gallery Center in Dearborn, MI

2019
Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, VisArts, Rockville, MD
Halal Metropolis, curated by Sally Howell, Osman Kahn, and Razi Jafri, Indus Detroit, Detroit, MI,
traveled to Stamelos Gallery Center, Univeristy of Michigan, Dearborn, January 17-April 3,
2020
Hedonist Buddhist
, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

2018

What We Loved Was Not Enough, Super Dutchess, New York
Myth, Memory, and Migration: Stories from the Asian Diaspora, curated by Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2017
Cutting Room Floor, Karst and Gorse, Wappingers Falls, NY
(O), The Stranger, curated by Loney Abrams, Hotel Art Pavilion, Brooklyn, NY
In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, Hong Kong, CN
Open Shelf Library: The Stacks, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Whitney Houston Biennial, curated by C Finley, Greatest Love of All, New York, NY
Cutting Room Floor, Karst and Gorse, Hudson, NY
Through Thick and Thin: Image Painting Today, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX
Nasty Women Exhibition, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2016
Signaling to the Cipher Towards a Segway, Curated by Jesse David Penridge, Field Projects, Online Exhibition, New York
80 x 80, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Flat Foldability, Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Typecast, curated by Jarvis DuBois, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2015
Language vs. Language, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014
Storage and Transport, Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Carl Johns
The Last Brucennial, Vito Schnabel & the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York

2013
At Your Leisure, 111 Front Street Gallery 200, Brooklyn, NY
Ten-X, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

2012
Too Big to Fail, Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2011
Cluster Bomb, The Bowery Poetry Club-Elizabeth Murray Art Wall, New York, NY

2010
In Spite of the Evidence, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2009
Enak Enak, Bauchhund Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Bring Down pt.1, Ludwig-Lowe Hofe. Berlin, Germany
Bring Down pt.2, Altelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2007
3rd Annual Self-Portrait Exhibition, Juror: Matthew Ivan Cherry, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
Online Self-Portrait Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

2021
Barron, Sara, “Amna Asghar and Damon Davis explore identity in MOCAD summer 2021 exhibitions”, Detroit Metro Times, June 4

2019
Stevenson Jonathan, “Amna Asghar: Plumbing Orientalism”, Two Coats of Paint, October 8
Watlington, Emily, “Amna Asghar on Reclaiming Orientalist Imagery”, Art in America, September 20

2017
AQNB, “The fickle ruptures between familiarity + alienation in Amna Asghar + Alex Ito’s (O)”, The Stranger at New York’s Hotel Art Pavilion, September 6
Tarar, Suljuk Mustansar, “At the Armory Art Show”, The Friday Times, June 16
Brewer, Jenny, “What if Warhol was Pakistani?: artist Amna Asghar explores her Muslim American identity”, It’s Nice That, March 8
Blake, Rebecca, “International Woman’s Day Yields Treasure Troves of Work by Women”, Graphic Artists Guild, March 13
Editors, “Five Trends We Spotted at New York’s Armory Show”, AnOtherMag.com, March 7
Abrams, Loney, “9 Armory Artworks that Actually Mean Something”, Artspace, March 3
Artsy Editorial, “20 Artists to Watch at The Armory Show”, March 1
Lannin, Kelsey, “9 Eye-Grabbing Works from UNTITLED, San Francisco”, The Creators Project, Jan 27

2016
Do Your Own Dishes, quarterly zine, October
Destroyer, No Pop Gallery, New Haven, CT, Summer 2016
Winston, Tyrell, Amna Asghar Studio Visit, MTV RE:DEFINE, March

GRANTS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2013 Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship & Honors
2012 Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship & Honors
2010 Artist in Residence, Contemporary Artists Center-Woodside, Troy, NY
2009 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Fall Residency, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Artist in Residence, Culturia, Berlin, Germany
2008 Jens Plumb Award, Michigan State University
2007 Printmaking Recognition Award, Michigan State University

Press

Exhibitions