Sa’dia Rehman is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is fueled by a critical exploration of Muslim American identity and how it intersects with race, power and gender. Through performance and large-scale wall drawing, Rehman obsessively pulls apart and puts together “images of consumption”— family photographs, mass media and art historical images. Along with this heavily researched and collected archive, her core materials include: hand-cut stencils, Xeroxes, charcoal, graphite, spray paint and ink.
Rehman has shared her work nationally and internationally at Alwan for the Arts (2018), Cocina Humo Galeria (2016), Taubman Museum (2013), Queens Museum (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2010) and National College of Art Islamabad (2006). She was a nominee of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a recipient of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant (2018), Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship (2018) and Ann Hamilton Travel Grant (2016). She has been awarded residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation (2018), Byrdcliffe Woodstock (2018), Vermont Studio Center (2018), ASI/LMCC & Creative Capital (2011) and AIM Bronx Museum (2008). Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Harper's, Art Papers and ColorLines. She received her MA from City College, CUNY (2006) and MFA from Ohio State University (2017).