1998 B.F.A., Summa cum Laude; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2000 M.F.A., Summa cum Laude; Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Union, La Fontaine Contemporary Art Center, Bahrain. Forthcoming
Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan. Forthcoming
Word. Object. Motion. Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
The Absolute Works From Nothing, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Charmed, Frenzied, and Mad, Xerxes Fine Arts, London, UK
Raqhe-E-Naqse, Sharjah Museum of Modern Art, UAE
Vitalized Verses, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Masnavi, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
2008 Words Without Voices; Forms Without Bodies, The MAC, Dallas, TX
Textual Dynamite, Mighty Fine Arts, Project Room, Dallas, TX
2006 On the Run, Kiva Gallery, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
2005 Shadows, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, TX
2001 Simeen Ishaque, Ridglea Recital Hall, (alternative space) Ft. Worth, TX
Distant Medleys, Dallas Center for Contemporary Arts (former DVAC), Dallas, TX
Relics, Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX
The Other Views, Fort Worth International Center, Fort Worth, TX
2000 Time and Place, New Talent Gallery, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX
Distant Signs, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NB
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 India Art Summit, New Delhi. Forthcoming
Dubai Art Fair, UAE. (Forthcoming)
2011 Au Dhabi Art Fair. UAE. Forthcoming
Jasmin: Oriental Summer, Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, Germany
Platform 2011, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
Common Threads, Heritage House, Dubai, UAE
2010 Abu Dhabi Art Fair. UAE.
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Slick Art Fair, Paris, France
Temporary Occupants, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX.
Profiles, Khaki Gallery, Verge Art Fair, NYC, NY.
Backroom Invitational, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX.
Group Show, Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA.
2009 Uncoverings....., Haggerty Gallery, Dallas, TX. (Two-Person)
Body Text= "Gender," Visual Arts Main Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, TX.
Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
Texas Biennial 2009. Mexican American Cultural Center. Austin, TX.
No Honor In Killing: Making Visible Buried Truth, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
Your Favorite Artist Was a Member, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Babelating, Diane Sikes and Simeen Ishaque. 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Group Show, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX.
2007 East of Arden, Studio 107 Gallery, Austin, TX.
Art for the Bridge, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Articulating the Subtext, Alliance Française Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 Holiday Punch, Studio107 Gallery, Austin, TX.
Art for the Bridge, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Big As Night, Mighty Might Arts, Dallas TX.
Platform, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX.
West Meets West, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
2005 Somebody, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Broadway 417 Gallery, New York, NY.
La Frontera, Gescheidle Contemporary, Chicago, IL.
Frisbee Fair, Miami, FL.
New Texas Talent’ 05, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Red Hot Red Dot, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX.
WAVE, Group Show, Graceland University, Lamonie, IA.
Work Must Be Smooth, 5oo X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
2004 Simeen Ishaque, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Piano Art Invitational, El Centro College Gallery.
My Shadows Burnt in the Sun, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston, TX.
2003 Of Being, Fort Worth Community Art Center, TX.
Dallas versus Houston, CSAW, Houston, TX.
Duty Free, Visual Arts and Technology Gallery, San Antonio College, TX
Balancing the Curves, Performance Hall Lobby, Richland College, Dallas, TX.
Light Discussion, The Art Corridor II, Arlington, TX.
ARTS 2003, National Juried Exhibition. Rockwall Art Center, Rockwall, TX.
2002 F.I.M., Mezzanine Gallery, Arlington Museum of Art, TX.
The Yellow Line, The Art Corridor II, Arlington, TX
Digital Visions, Contemporary Art Center, Sacramento, CA.
Faculty Biennial, Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX.
Uraan, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Break on Through to the Other Side, cyberspace gallery
Interrogating Diversity, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of
Multiply Identify, Reed Art Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle, ME.
Series Eight, Print Exhibit, St. Edwards University Fine Arts Building, Austin, TX.
Multiply Identify, Shaw Center Art Gallery, Graceland University, Lamonie, IA.
Art Squared, Continental Gallery, Dallas,
Printed and Painted, Part I, Gallery 72, Omaha, NB.
Takhti Project, Sadeqain Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2001 The Slant, Diverse Works, Houston, TX.
Import / Export, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
New Prints From Texas!, Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX.
2000 Just Six, New Works Space, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas, TX.
Artistas De Las Americas, Fort Worth Central Library Arts Gallery, Fort Worth, TX.
13th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, UW, Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
15th Annual National Works on Paper, 2000, UT, Tyler, TX.
Southern Graphics Council Travelling Show, Work was exhibited at various sites in
Fred Wells 24th National Juried Exhibition, Nebraska Wesleyan University. NB.
Americas 2000 Paper Works Competition, Minot State University, SD.
1999 Group Show, Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
Fred Wells 23rd National Juried Exhibition, Nebraska Wesleyan University, NB
National Juried Students Printmaking Exhibition, Memorial Union Gallery, ASU, AZ.
Expo 99, National Juried Exhibition. 500 X Gallery, Dallas TX.
Group Show, Indus Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
1998 Art in the Metroplex, Moudy Exhibition Hall, TCU, Fort Worth, TX.
Featured Artist, Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
BFA Show, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
1996 Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1995 League for Innovation, National Juried Student Art Competition.AZ.
Featured Artist, Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1993 16th Annual Art Exhibition, Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1991 10 Young Artists in Karachi, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
2011 Glaastire.com, “Platform 2011.” July 8, 2011.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Art from Muslim Poetry.” By Victoria Donahue, April
Khaleej Times, “Treading Common Ground.” By Karen Ane Monsy. March, 25,
Gulf Today, “NM Art Gallery & Xerxes Art to showcase 18th Contemporary
International Artists at the ‘Common Threads’ exhibition. March 12, 2011.
Art in Asia, “Common Threads.”
The National, “Between The lines.” February, 11, 2011.
2010 The New York Times, “Art Fair illustrates Abu Dhabi’s commitment to Culture.” By
Nazanine Lankarani. November 10, 2010.
Dallas Observer, “The Other Six Mastermind award Nominee.” By Elaine Liner,
November 12, 2010.
There is absolutely ‘no honour’ in killing." by Husna Anwar. December 7, 2010.
Voteragent. France, "FIAC 2010: Contemporary Art in Paris triumph." By Robin
Massonnaud, Thursday, October 21, 2010.
Hurriyet Daily, OPINION: Contemporary Istanbul hosts Iranian and Armenian
artists." By Emin Mahir Balciogliu, Saturday, November 13, 2010.
Persianesue Magazine, "Simeen Farhat: Charmed, Frenzied and Mad."
Canvas guide.com "Simeen Farhat: Charmed, Frenzied and Mad, October, 2010.
Kodom.com. Solo Exhibit by Simeen Farhat.
Dallas Observer, The Other Six Master Minds Awards, By Elaine Liner, November 4,
Payvandnews.com. Simeen Farhat: "Charmed Frenzied and Mad," September 16,
Kodom.com. Solo Exhibit by Simeen Farhat
Payvandnews.com. Exhibition - Simeen Farhat: Charmed Frenzied and Mad.
September 16, 2010.
Newsline Magazine, "Speak: Your Life is Still Yours." By Hawra Harianwala.
June 26, 2010.
The Express Tribune, "Artist Strips away layers fro better picture." May 21, 2010.
The Daily Times, "Attempt to 'end Medieval treatment' of women." By Ameer
Ahmed. May 23, 2010.
Daily Dawn, " Art Fiend: suond of silence." by M.S. Qureshi. June 6, 2010.
Vitalized Verses, Curator’s note by Niilofur Farrukh. Catalogue
Glasstire.com Paul Booker and Simeen Farhat.
2009 The Daily Times, Buried in Nasirabad yet breathing in painter’s brush." by Mahtab
Bashir. Thursday, April 16.
2008 DFW Classical Radio Station, WRR 1011.1 FM, “Art Matters,” Interview by Quinn
Mathews. Sunday, September 19th, 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, September. 23,
6:30 p.m. 2008.
Dallas Observer, ” Gut Reaction,” by Andrea Grimes.
Capturing Language through the Veil: On the Work of Simeen Ishaque in Words
Without Voices; Forms Without Bodies. By Charissa N. Terranova. Catalogue
The Daily Dawn, “New Media Art: A Metaphor of Our Time,” by Niilofur Farrukh.
March 8, 2008.
2006 Fall Gallery Night Bro, wwwfwada.com/Fall-Gallery-Night-2006.pdf.2005
Dallas Arts Review, www.dallasartsrevue.com/ArtSpaces/ D-Art/2005, member
2003 ArtLies,"A Light Discussion," by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe. Summer. 2003, Number. 39,
Star-Telegram, "Artists Construct Persuasive Artworks with Words," by Peggy
Henkel-Wolfe. April 12, Pg.8F.
Dallas Morning News, "Language and Art," by Tom Sime. Wed. April 2, 2003. Pg.
The Collegian, "Artists to Join SE Discussion," by Moderna Harwood. Ap. 2, 2003.
2002 Fort Worth Weekly, "Night & Day," by Kristian Lin. July 25-31, 2002.
Guide, The Dallas Morning News, August 2, 2002. Review, page 49.
Star Telegram, "Arlington Click," Friday, July 26, 2002. Page, 6E.
The Ranger, "Duty Free Exhibit Explores Cultural Diversity," by Abbey Cedeno.
Nov. 22, 2002 Article, Pg 9.
Star Time, "Art Party," Friday July 26, 2002. Page 4.
Fort Worth Weekly, "Over Ovaries," by Anthony Mariani. Aug. 1-7, volume 7,
Number 18, 2002. Article, page 20.
2001 The News, Artist talk and Serigraph Demonstration at the Arts Council of
Pakistan, Karachi. Sunday, August 19, 2001.
2000 Dallas Morning News, "Artist Looks at the Meaning of Signs," by Tom Sime.
Wednesday, September 27, 2000.Photograph and article, page 5C and 9C.
Graphic Impressions, newsletter, Southern Graphics Council. Fall 2000.
Star Telegram, "Fort Worth International Center," by Kendra Boome. Sunday,
May 28, 2000, Page 5D.
Star Telegram, "Other Views," Friday, May 12-18, 2000. Star Time, Page 23.
Irving Community Television Network Channel 18, "About Towne,"
Interview by Catherine Whiteman. Wednesday, September 27, 2000. 4:30 p.m.,
Thursday, September 28, 4:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 29, at 6:30
Irving News, "IAC Galleries Featuring Variety of Artists, Works," Editor Barrie Page
Hill. Sunday, September 24, 2000, page 5A and 7A.
ACHIEVEMENTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
2011 Xerxes Artist Residency, Hampshire, UK.
2010 Nominee, Prix Arte/ Slick, Paris, France, 2010.
Nominee, Dallas Mastermind Award, 2010.
2005 Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT.
2002 Clay Fellowship Residency, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
2001 Artist in Residence, "Series Project VIII," Coronado Studios, Austin, TX.
2000 Feature Show Award, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NB.
Cash award, Fred Wells 24th National Juried Exhibition, NWU, Lincoln, NB.
1998-2000 Graduate Departmental Assistantship, TCU.
1996-1998 Board of Regents Scholarship, Arizona State University, AZ.
2009-present Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, Arlington.
2010 Adjunct Faculty, ElCentro College, Dallas, TX.
2005-2009 Associate Faculty, Collin County Community College, Texas.
2001-2008 Adjunct Faculty, Richland College, Dallas, Texas.
2008 Appointed Board and Committee Member. Conducting Developmental
Workshops for Instructors and Students, helping in course curricula in
Foundations Program, CIAC, Karachi, Pakistan.
2001 Adjunct Faculty, Drawing. Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas.