EDUCATION

2011 MFA, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Graduate Assistant

1991 BFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Summa Cum Laude

EXHIBITIONS

2017

Solo, Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Gallery, Irving, Texas , September - November
Solo, Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan , April
Capital One Corporate Offices, Plano, Texas, April - July​
​32nd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU,   March 13 - 24​​


2016

Other Marine JCC  Interfaith invitational exhibition,San Raphael, California​, Opening September 18th
5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas September 17th - November 13th​
Calligraphies in Conversation, Berkley, California August ​1st - September 26th
Dallas  Central Public Library, Sculpture exhibition, Opening August 10th, Best of Show Award 

Craighead Green Gallery, New Texas Talent, Opening August 6th
Mercedes Benz Daimler, Fort Worth, Texas, October 19th, 2016 - May 2017, catalog
Solo, Sharjah Calligraphy Biennale, April 4th - June 6th, 2016, catalog

2015

Solo, X Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy, October 17 - 25, 2015, catalog
IARS 4TH ANNUAL JURIED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC ART, Salma Tuqan, Juror,
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas, September 26 - October 31, 2015, catalog
"We are the Bridge", Interfaith Exhibition, Oakland, California, May 2015, catalog
Meridian 34, Tel Aviv, March 10 - April 10, 2015
McKinney Performing Arts Center, McKinney, Texas, September 26 - October 31, 2015, catalog

2014

Solo, Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art, "Making the Invisible Visible, The Hidden Geometry in Nature", December 17, 2014 - January 17, 2015, catalog
IARS 3RD ANNUAL JURIED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC ART, Dr Iftikhar Dadi,
Chair School of the Arts, Cornell University, LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, Texas, October 25 - November 29, 2014, catalog
"Push And Pull", LA Printmakers Society, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California July 26th - September 12, 2014
"Experiencing Perspectives", Mercedes Benz Daimler, Fort Worth, Texas, May 2014 -May 2015, catalog
Solo, Lure of the Eye, "In the World But not of the World", Art Expo Sharjah, UAE July 7th - 28th, 2014, catalog
Solo, "Sacred Marks", Color Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan January 3rd - 17th, 2014, catalog

2013

Solo, Brookhaven College, VIBRATIONS, Focus Gallery, Dallas, Texas, March 11 - April 5
"Experiencing Perspectives", Mercedes Benz, Fort Worth, Texas, May 2013 -May 2014, catalog
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, ABSOLUTE AND ETERNAL, Invitational four person show, Dallas, Texas, October 2013 - January 2014, catalog
IARS 2ND ANNUAL JURIED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC ART, JUROR, Dr Nada Shabout,
Director of Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute, Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas September 6 - 28, 2013, catalog

2012

Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, Dallas, Texas
"Experiencing Perspectives", Mercedes Benz, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012 - 2013, catalog
"Brit Pak", Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, 2012, catalog
Contemporary Islamic Art, Nagel Auction House, Germany
"Heart of a Muslim", University of Texas Dallas, Richardson, Texas

2011

Solo, Moudy Gallery, "In the World But not of the World", MFA Thesis Exhibition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
500 X Gallery, "Hand that Feeds you", Dallas, Texas
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, Dallas, Texas
“Brit Pak” , Mica Gallery, London, United Kingdom, catalog
Bonhams Auction House, Pakistan Rising Charity fundraiser, London, England, catalog
"Derivatives: Origins in Geometry, Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, catalog, Permanent Collection
"Experiencing Perspectives", Mercedes Benz, curated by Leila Matta, Fort Worth, Texas, 2011 - 2012,catalog
Photographer’s Forum, on line Competition", 2011, catalog
The Ninth Annual “Preservation is the Art of the City”, Historic Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Texas , catalog
Sabira Gallery, "Expressions", Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Center, "Transmissions", Fort Worth, Texas

2010

"Cross Talk", Texas Christian University, Moudy Gallery
"24TH International Juried Art Competition", Contemporary Visual Arts Center, New Jersey, Juror, Susan Kismaric, Curator Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas
Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009

Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas, First place Award
"Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Competition", Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
"Digital", Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, Texas
"Chuckles", Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, Texas
Multicultural Show, Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, Texas
Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas
Dallas Art Revue, Bathhouse, Dallas, Texas
500 X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, Texas

2008

"Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Competition", Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, Award
Kiva Gallery, League of Innovation, Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
"Regional Art Competition", Richardson Civic Art Society, Dallas, Texas, catalog
Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas Texas, Award
Jaycee Park Gallery, 3 person show, Irving, Texas

2007

Sabira Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
"Let’s go Kandinsky", Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, Texas
Art Gallery, North Lake College, Irving, Texas, Award

2006

Sabira Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2004

Art Glass, Dallas International Market Center, Dallas, Texas

2003

Solo,Featured artist, Cantoni Furniture and Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Solo,Featured artistl, Cantoni Furniture and Gallery, Houston, Texas
Solo,Featured artist, Cantoni Furniture and Gallery, Irvine, California
Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Art Glass, Dallas International Market Center, Dallas, Texas

2002

Fanoos, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

2001

Fanoos, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

2000

Fanoos, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Fanoos, High Design, Atlanta Gift Mart, Atlanta, Georgia
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1999

Art Glass, Javitz Center, New York, New York
Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Art Glass, High Design, Atlanta Gift Mart, Atlanta, Georgia
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1998

Art Glass, Javitz Center, New York, New York
Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Art Glass, High Design, Atlanta Gift Mart, Atlanta, Georgia
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1997

Art Glass, Javitz Center, New York, New York

Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Art Glass, High Design, Atlanta Gift Mart, Atlanta, Georgia
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1996

Art Glass, Javitz Center, New York, New York
Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina
Art Glass, High Design, Atlanta Gift Mart, Atlanta, Georgia
Barovier & Toso, Ambiente Frankfurt International Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

1995

Art Glass, High Point International Furniture and Accessory Market, High Point, North Carolina

1991

BFA Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, Virginia

ART GLASS

1993-2004 Designer, Fanoos, Richmond, Virginia, United States
1995-2002 Designer, Barovier & Toso, Vsetin, Czech Republic
2000-2004 Visiting Designer, Ajeto Studio, Novy Bor, Czech Republic
1999-2003 Visiting Designer, Studio Prince, Czech Republic
2000-2003 Visiting Designer, Studio Hut Charlotta, Vsetin, Czech Republic
1997-1998 Visiting Designer, Lindshammar Sweden, Vetlanda, Sweden

IN PRINT

​2016

101 Contemporary Artists - by Terrence Sanders
It ​is a terrific survey of dynamic contemporary visual artists. An anthology of artists whose work is daring, truthful,
​and unafraid. 101 is a testimonial to the great diversity of this pivotal moment in our social fabric.


http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/mysterious_letters_realm_of_the_hidden/

2015

Art Voices Magazine, Cover and interview, Summer 2015 issue
http://www.kehillasynagogue.org/events/the-3rd-interfaith-art-exhibition-we-are-the-bridge-opening-reception/
http://registry.whitecolumns.org/preview_artist.php?artist=24407
http://www.luminarte.com/Exhibitions/Meridian%2034.html

2014

http://www.youlinmagazine.com/review/sacred-marks/MjA5
Studio Visit Magazine, Issue No 21
Artist Shafaq Ahmed Art Exhibition At Colour Art Gallery Pkg City42
http://www.utdmercury.com/life_arts/article_ea01d44e-252d-11e3-bc93-0019bb30f31a.html
http://www.blog.charchub.com/2013/10/new-exhibition-in-dallas-absolute-and-infinite-new-interpretations-of-islamic-geometric-designs/
http://archive.feedblitz.com/355516/~4687404#2
http://moonlady.com/break-the-ramadan-fast-at-blue-mesa-with-islamic-art-revival/
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/michael-granberry/20131018-art-notes-dallas-embraces-one-of-its-busiest-months-ever.ece
http://pakedu.net/karachi-expo-center-exhibitions-events/sacred-marks-a-solo-exhibition-of-paintings-by-shafaq-ahmad-at-the-color-gallery/
Art Now, online magazine from Pakistan, Facebook January 17th
http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/absolute_and_infinite1/
http://www.blog.charchub.com/2013/10/new-exhibition-in-dallas-absolute-and-infinite-new-interpretations-of-islamic-geometric-designs/

2013

http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/contemporary_islamic_art/
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/deborah-fleck/20130515-asian-pioneers-stories-worth-sharing.ece?ssimg=1017080#ssStory1017082
http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/the_message_of_multicultural_awareness/http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine
/view/the_message_of_multicultural_awareness/http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/the_message_of_multicultural_
awareness/Islamic
www.islamicartrevival.com/our-artists/
Islamic Arts Magazine, Interview, MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS, February 2013, www.islamicartmagazine.com
Studio Visit Magazine, Issue No 20, www.studiovisitmagazine.com

2012

Emel Magazine, Kleidoscope of Cultures. July ,2012 isuue. www.emel.com
http://pinterest.com/southbankcentre/alchemy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ig2jt_hksY
http://www.lookbigart.blogspot.com/
http://www.micagallery.com/shafaq-ahmed.html
http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/artists.php
http://www.esterknows.com/archives/shafaq-ahmad
http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/the_brit_pak_the_best_of_pakistani_contemporary_art_at_mica_gallery/
http://www.mbfs-art.com/fort-worth/2011-12-fort-worth/
www.emel.com July 2012 issue, Kaliedoscope
http://www.pinterest.com/southbankcentre/alchemy
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/09/20/pakistans-artists-join-effort-to-help-schools-in-swat-valley/

2011

Islamic Art Magazine, Brit Pak, contemporary Islamic art at Mica Gallery, November, 2011 issue. www.islamicartmagazine.com
Libas Magazine, Pakistan, November 2011 issue
http://www.blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/09/20/pakistans-artists-join-effort-to-help-schools-in-swat-valley/
Person In Focus, Fun Asia Magazine, July 2011 issue, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

2010

Glasstire, Texas visual art on line, Texas
Dallas Art Revue, April , Dallas, Texas
News at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
http://documents.ellipseinc.com/doccenter/generic/724/arts%20revue%202%20press.pdf

2009

Star Telegram, December, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Art Revue, June, Dallas, Texas Brush Strokes, Texas Visual Arts Association newsletter,
Texas
News at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas

2008

Brush Strokes, Texas Visual Arts Association newsletter,
Texas Irving Journal, Irving, Texas
DCCCD News Letter, Dallas, Texas

2007

http://avgraphics.net/week4/AWARDWINNERS.pdf
North Lake College News, Irving, Texas

2001

Valassko, Vlastivedna Revue, Czech Republic

2000

Home Magazine, March Issue
VAIA, bont VOOR BINNEN, The Netherlands

1999

Ceramic & Glass”, Italy

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

PUBLIC

Government of Sharjah, Department of Art and Culture, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Mercedes Benz Daimler, Corporate Collection, North America
Madi Museum, Museum of Madi and Geometric Art, Dallas, Texas
Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, Texas
North Lake Community College, Irving, Texas

PRIVATE

International

OTHER ACTIVITIES/HONORS

NOW

Art Director 
Islamic Art Revival Series, A Program of Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Dallas, Texas USA
www.islamicartrevival.com

Curator, IARS Women's Invitational Exhibition 2017, Eisemann Center of Performing and Corporate Presentations,  March 1 - 26

Curator, 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtIrving Arts Center, 2017​
Curator, ​5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtIrving Arts Center, 2016
Curator, 4h Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtIrving Arts Center, 2015
Curator, 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtIrving Arts Center, 2014
Curator, 2nd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic ArtIrving Arts Center, 2013



Honorary Representative, FOMMA, Karachi, Pakistan, since 2014

PREVIOUSLY

Member Grant Review Committee, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
Gallery Director/Curator and Lead Designer, Interior Dynamics, Richmond, Virginia
President, Fanoos Art Crystal, Richmond, Virginia
Designer, Barovier & Toso, Vsetin, Czech Republic
Member Multicultural Art Council, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Member Collector's Circle and Vice President of Special Events. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

ARTIST LECTURES

2015, University of Dallas Texas, Richardson, Texas
2014, University of Dallas Texas, Richardson, Texas
2014, CC Young, Senior Living, Dallas, Texas
2011, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
2009, Brook Haven College, Dallas, Texas


Solo, Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Gallery, Irving, Texas


Solo, Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Gallery, Irving, Texas
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