HARIS AHMAD

http://www.harisahmad.net/

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

2013 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ - MFA in Studio Art

2004 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL - Bachelors in Studio Art

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

11/2022 Anita S. Wooten Gallery

Orlando, FL

Group Exhibition - Untitled

08/2022 The Winter Haven Fine Art Gallery

Winter Haven, FL

Group Exhibition - Untitled

 

03/2022 The Gallery at Valencia West

Orlando, FL

Curation of Group Exhibition - Imagination at Work

 

11/2021 Anita S. Wooten Gallery

Orlando, FL

Group Exhibition - Untitled

 

05/2019 Gallery Gallery

Madison, WI

Group Exhibition - Authenticity

 

07/2017 Henao Contemporary Center

Orlando, FL

Group Exhibition - Solaris

 

01/2016 Heinz W. Otto Gallery

Watchung, NJ

Group Exhibition - Obstruction

 

01/2015 Watchung Arts Center

Watchung, NJ

Group Exhibition - Transcience

 

10/2014 Montclair Art Walk

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

09/2014 Suzanne O’Connor Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

06/2014 Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Group Exhibition - Faculty Exhibition

 

10/2013 Montclair Art Walk

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

09/2013 Suzanne O’Connor Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

06/2013 The Arts Annex

Dunellen, NJ

Group Exhibition - Untitled

 

05/2013 Paterson Art Walk

Paterson, NJ

Group Exhibition - Untitled

 

09/2011 Index Art Center

Newark, NJ

Group Exhibition - Seed Bomb

 

07/2011 Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville, TN

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

02/2011 Finley Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Two Person Exhibition - Inside Out

 

10-11/2010 Index Art Center

Newark, NJ

Group Exhibition - Don’t Look Now

 

09/2010 Finley Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Two Person Exhibition - Temporary Bodies

 

06-07/2010 Finley Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Group Exhibiton - Untitled

 

04/2010 Finley Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

 

10/2009 Finley Gallery

Montclair, NJ

Solo Exhibition - Untitled

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Aug 2021-2022 Visiting Professor of Art - Orlando, FL

Valencia College -

Art instruction to students in Drawing I, Drawing II, Life Drawing (Figure Drawing), and a variety of other subjects including but not limited

to online and hybrid courses as needed by the Art Department of Valencia College.

 

 

Jan 2020-current Professor of Art - Adjunct Winter Haven, FL

Polk State College -

Art instruction to students in Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, Life Drawing (Figure Drawing), and a variety of other subjects

including but not limited to online and hybrid courses as needed by the Art Department of Polk State College.

 

 

Jan 2014-current Professor of Art - Adjunct, Orlando, FL

Valencia College -

Art instruction to students in Drawing I, Drawing II, Life Drawing (Figure Drawing), and a variety of other subjects including but not limited

to online and hybrid courses as needed by the Art Department of Valencia College. Development of the College’s first online Drawing I course.

 

 

Aug 8 2020 - Art Show Judge, Winter Haven, FL

Art League of Winterhaven and the City of Winter Haven

Professionally nominated judge, publicly funded art show for the City of Winter Haven, FL.

 

 

Apr 12, 2019 - Visiting Lecturer, St. Louis, MO

Webster University -

Artist lecture sponsored by the Lee Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Department of Art, Design, and Art History, on the topic of my personal

body of work and artistic practice.

 

 

Jul 2017 - Faculty Art Show Curator and Coordinator - Orlando, FL

Valencia College -

Oversaw faculty meetings, emails, scheduling, funding requests, catering, design and implementation of media and catalogue, gallery

layout, and press releases and advertising.

 

 

2012-2014 Art Instructor, Montclair, NJ

The Art Garage Studio of Montclair -

Art instruction to students in a variety of studio art forms, as well as Independent Study mentorship, and portfolio development.

Development of the school's Drawing Program.

 

 

2012-2013 Coordinator of Fine Arts, Dunellen, NJ

Gravity (a non-profit) specializing in urban development through the arts -

Coordination of Fine Arts initiatives, event set-up, and display of personal art works during events.

 

 

2011 Public Works Mural, Upper Montclair, NJ

Collaborative work with artist Julie Heffernan and several other local artists

 

 

2004-2010 Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator - Online

Graphic design and Illustration | Greeting card designs/concepts | Character concepts | Magazine article illustrations

Product concepts | Stationary illustrations | Portraiture | Web page design