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



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

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, Winterhaven, FL

Art League of Winterhaven and the City of Winterhaven

Professionally nominated judge, for publically funded art show for the City of Winterhaven, FL.


Apr 12, 2019 - Artist Talk, St. Louis, MO

Webster University -

Auditorium talk 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