Saba Besier

214-693-6126 | saba.archetypes@gmail.com | 7022 Pasadena Avenue Dallas TX 75214

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, M.F.A., Painting, 1999 - Brooklyn, NY
University of North Texas, B.F.A.., Painting and Drawing, 1994 - Denton, TX
American Intercontinental University, A.D.F.D., Fashion Design, 1991 - London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006 - Slate, “Saba Rasheed”, New York, NY
2005-2006 – “Saba Rasheed – Paintings” Mercedes Benz Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
1999 - Steuben West Gallery, “Strata”, Brooklyn, NY
1996 - Hakan International, “Saba Rasheed”, Dallas, TX
1996 - Dallas Visual Arts Center, “Ingénue”, Dallas, TX

COLLABORATIVE and JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2021 – Veridian Artists Gallery – Viridian's 31st International Juried Competition - New York, NY
2021 – ArtTerrain – Terain.org, Mutant Beauty I Aquatic sculptures, Online Exhibition
2021 – Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Black and White, Online Exhibition
2021 – Verum Ultimum Gallery, Liminal, Online Exhibition
2021 – Art Room Gallery, Textures and Patterns, Online Exhibition
2021 – Dodomu Gallery, Tactile Sublime, Online Exhibition
2021 – Art Fluent, Of the Earth, Online Exhibition
2021 – Circle Arts Foundation, “Featured Artists 2021”, Online Exhibition
2021 – Sebastopal Center for the Arts, “Ecstasy: Breathtaking Beauty of Nature“, Sebastopal, CA
2020 – 33RD Annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, Denton, TX
2020 – MAC, “On the Surface”, Dallas, TX
2019 – Fortezza da Basso “XII Florence International Biennale” Florence Italy
2019 – Light Space and Time “9th Annual Seascapes” International online exhibition
2019 – TAC, “Fall Impromptu Invitational”, Fort Worth, TX
2019 – MAC, “Assemblage”, Dallas, TX
2019 – Archway Gallery, “11TH Annual Juried Exhibition”, Houston, TX
2013 - LuminArté, “Represented Artists, New Works”, Dallas, TX
2013 - Eisemann Center Gallery, “IRAS - 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition”, Richardson, TX
2010 - The Nasher Store, “Fall Impressions”, Dallas, TX
2007 - Artizen Gallery, “2007 Group Exhibition”, Dallas, TX
2006 - American Federation of Arts, “Art for Life”, New York, NY

AWARDS AND HONORS

2021 – Merit Award for “Textures and Patterns Juried Exhibition by Art Room Gallery Online
2021 – Best of Show Award - “Ecstasy: Breathtaking Beauty of Nature“, Sebastopal Center for the Arts, Sebastopal, CA
2020 – Artist of the Future Award - Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2020 – Panelist in conjunction to exhibition “On the Surface” - MAC Gallery - Dallas, TX
2019 – International Leonardo De Vinci Prize – The Universal Artist – Borghesi Palace, Florence
2019 – 3rd Place winner in 3 dimensional work - Light Space and Time – “9th Annual Seascapes” International Juried exhibition
2019 – Special Commendation award by the President of the XII Florence International Biennale Florence Italy
2017 – Cedars Union, Lecture Series “Creative Careers Showcase – Featured Speaker: Saba Besier”, Dallas, TX
1999 – New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 1999 Emerging Artist Recognition – New York, NY
1990 – American Intercontinental University – Emilio Pucci Scholarship, London, UK
1989 – Harlingen Cultural Arts Center – Annual Juried Art Exhibition. - Grand Prize Recipient, Harlingen TX

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

“Mutant Beauty I Aquatic sculptures” – Terrain.org – August 2021
“Saba Besier” - Marvelous Artists Book No:2: Collective Art Book Series – July 2021. Pg 99
“Issue 03 2021” – Art Magazineium – May 2021, Pages 8-9
“Featured Artist ” - Thought Art Magazine – July 2020. Pg 90 - 93
“Saba Besier” - Friend of the Artist 11th Edition (FOA) publication – January 2020. Pg 36 - 39
“Featured Artist”, IARS Annual Artist Publication in Partnership with Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art – 2013. Pages 26, 27, cont pg. 60
“Morphons and Entwined”, The Guild Sourcebook for Architectural and Interior Art, 2007. Pg 113.

ART PUBLISHING

Poems Art, Saba Rasheed and Shams Rasheed Collaborative Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006 – 2009
New Era, Saba Rasheed, Austin, TX, 2012 – Present

EMPLOYMENT SYNOPSIS

Present position: Advisory – Design and Rich Media Specialist, Ernst & Young, Dallas, TX. Overview: Strategic and visionary video and digital designer with over 20 years of experience in executing design solutions for globally recognized brands in Dallas and New York. To learn more about my professional background, please visit my commercial digital portfolio.