I received my Masters of Art in Painting and Drawing from New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Ph.D in Fine Arts, Studio from Texas Tech University and presently teach at Radford University, Radford, Virginia. I studied Sacred Geometry and Sacred Art Traditions under the famed Geometer, Keith Critchlow, Director of Kairos and The Royal College of Art, England UK. My book, Between Two Spaces: Reflections on the Spiritual in Art, was published by Pocahontas Press in January of 2008, and was nominated for the 2008 National Book Award in Non-Fiction. The book traces the intellectual and spiritual development of a visual artist living between two cultures. I have been painting and exhibiting my works in national and international galleries and museums, and have won numerous awards in painting. I have presented lectures and papers on art and art history as well as workshops in painting and drawing during my teaching career, within and outside the United States.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 ARTSPACE – Voices, Richmond, Virginia Jan
2010 INTERNATIONAL VISIONS – THE GALLERY, Shaping Light. Washington D.C.
2008 CITY ART GALLERY, Halide Salam, Paintings. Galax, Virginia.
ECHAUS GALLERY, Boundless, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM KING REGIONAL ART CENTER, Beyond Aesthetics. Abington, Virginia 2006
INTERNATIONAL VISIONS - THE GALLERY, Title Withheld. Washington D.C.
ALMAS HALL Washington D.C. Art Expo, Washington D.C.,
2004 ARTSPACE Imaging Metaphors, Richmond, Va.
2002 RADFORD UNIVERSITY ART MUSUEM Stations of Remembering, Radford, Va.
2001 ARTEMESIA GALLERY, Unveiling Nature/nature Chicago, Illinois
INTERNATIONAL VISIONS-THE GALLERY, Unveiling Nature. Washington D.C.
2000 STF GALERIA INTERNATIONALE Selected works. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A.R.C. GALLERY Invitational, Painted Prayers, Chicago,
1998 INTERNATIONAL VISIONS – THE GALLERY, Washington, D.C.
1995-96 ART INSTITUTE AND GALLERY, Stations of the Heart, Salisbury, Maryland.
1993 FLOSSIE MARTIN GALLERY, Between the Yea and the Nay, Radford U. Va.
DEVLET GUZEL SANATLAR GALERISI (State Gallery of Istanbul) , Turkey. January
1992 IZMIR RESIM VE HEYKEL MUZESI (Izmir Painting and Sculpture Museum) Izmir, Turkey.
100 YIL SANAT GALLERIES (100 Street Gallery), From the Soul the Heart, Ankara Valiigi 100 Yil Carsisi Ulus Ankara, Turkey,
IRCICA YILDIZ SARAYI (Islamic Center for Research in Culture and Art History), Cit Kasri Barbaros Bulvari-Besiktas-Istanbul, Turkey,
1989 GREENSBORO ARTIST’S LEAGUE, Greensboro, North Carolina,
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 PRINTING ON THE EDGE – Group exhibition Rua Reidh Museum Scotland UK June
2010 ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH EXPERIENCE – An Exhibition of Alchemical, Mystical, Hermetic and Rosicrucian Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico, October
SANTA MONICA GALLERIES, South Asian American Art Festival. Invitational. March
2009 SANTA MONICA GALLERIES, South Asian American Art Festival. ZanbeelArt. Santa Monica, Ca. March
THE JOAN HISOKA GALLERY, Joan Hisoka Gallery, Washington D.C.
2008 MYRTIS GALLERIE Baltimore, MD;
MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY, CLAYPOOL-YOUNG ART GALLERY, Ameri-Dreaming: Art and American Culture.
GALERIE MYRTIS, Stars and Stripes; Pride or Despair. Baltimore, MD Sep-Oct
2006 NORTHWEST ART CENTER, Americas 2000, Catalog. Minot, North Dakota Aug-Sep
2004 INTERNATIONAL VISIONS-THE GALLERY, Abstractions Revisited. Invitational.
2002 WILLIAM AND MARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Marking Time, Fredericksburg, Va. July-Aug
2002 FREDERICKSBURG CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, Marking Time. Fredericksburg, Va. May-June
2000 MARLBORO GALLERY, Reflections of Humanity, Largo, Maryland Aug-Sep
1997 ARTSPACE, International Juried Competition for New Work 1997, New Haven Connecticut Oct – Nov.
Juror: Marian Griffiths, Director, The Sculpture Center, New York
ATRIUM GALLERY, SALISBURY STATE UNIV. Art Calendar's First International Exhibition Thunder and Lightning. Salisbury, Md.
Jurors: Chris Brownwell, Academy of the Arts, Easton, Md. Mr. David Scott art historian/museum consultant. Honorable Mention
1996 THE ATHENAEUM, Watermarks, Alexandria, Virginia.
Jurors: Wilem de Looper, Artist, William Kloss, Art Historian and Author. First Place Award
ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER, Painting 96, Arlington, Virginia. Jan –
1995 COOPERSTOWN ART ASSOCIATION GALLERIES, Natl Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, New York.
ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Roanoke City Art Show, National Juried Show, Roanoke, Virginia.
1994 UNIVERSAL NORTH GALLERIES, Collage Exposition, Invitational, D.C. OFFICE OF THE HONORABLE ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON,Washington D.C.,
CITY GOVERNMENT CENTER, Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Mixed Media Four Artists Exhibition, Harrisburg, PA. June – September.
MARY ANN REILLY GALLERY, Unity in Diversity, Four Artists Group Exhibition, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., June.
RALLS COLLECTION, Gallery Artists’ Group Show, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
PASCAL CENTER FOR PREFORMING ARTS, Anne Arundel Community College,
1993 The Contemporary Figure, Arnold Md., November – December.
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Executive Director, and Maryland Art Place.
THE DELAPLAIN VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Mill Opening Show, Frederick, Md.,
Jurors: Willford Wides Scott - Senior Lecture for the National Gallery of Art; Robert Ballard
Executive Director for Rockville Art Place; Abbey Sangiamo - Chairman of General Fine Arts and Drawing Depts.of Maryland Institute College of Art.
THE ALTERNATIVE GALLERY, Unity in Diversity, Fairfax, Va., Oct – Dec
TWEED GALLERY, Invitational, New York CIty New York, May – June
Curated by Robert Lee, Director, Asian American Center.
CARDINAL GALLERY, Contemporary Art on Canvas, National Juried Show, MFA Gallery on the Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, June.
Juror: William Christenberry, Professor of Art, Corcoran School of Art.
FAIRFAX COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE ARTS INCORPORATED, Regional Multimedia Juried Exhibition, Fairfax, Virginia, May –June.
Juror: Virginia Mecklenburg, Chief Curator, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.
1992 THE COLONNADE GALLERY, George Washington University, Invitational, Washington, D.C., November – December.
ROANOKE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Thirteenth Roanoke City Art Show, Juried Exhibition, Roanoke, Virginia, May – July 1. Juror: Tony Armstrong, Director Emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art.
1991 THE ART BARN GALLERY, The New District of Columbia Collage Society Exhibition, Invitational, Washington, D.C., October. Second Place Award.
BRANDT CHAPEL CENTER FOR POLISH SCULPTURE, International Invitational. Curated by Krystof Stanislawski, Notoro Gallery, Oronsko, Poland, June.
EL ART GALERIE, Spotkanie International Group Show, Invitational, Warsaw, Poland, D'ART CENTER ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC ART EXHIBITION, Chrysler Museum MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART, 1991 Art on Paper, Annapolis, Maryland, March – April.
Juror: Willem De Looper, Curator, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
CLARY-MINER GALLERY, International Juried Exhibition,Buffalo, New York
FLOSSIE MARTIN GALLERY, Faculty Four, Radford, Virginia, January – February.
1990 CLARY-MINER GALLERY, International All On Paper Exhibition, Buffalo, New York, CLARY-MINER GALLERY, International Collage Competition, Buffalo, New York Second place award.
OLIN GALLERY, First Biennial Juried Exhibition, Roanoke, Virginia, Oct. 23 –Nov. 30.
Juror: Roger D. Clisby, Deputy Director/Curator for Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
ODDZIAL MUSEUM TECHNIKI NOTORO GALLERY, International Invitational Warsaw, Poland,
ORANGERY GALLERY, POLISH SCULPTURE CENTER, International Invitational Show, Oronsko, Poland,
VIRIDIAN GALLERY, Third National Juried Exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, N Y
FAIRFAX COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE ARTS, Open Exhibition, Annadale, Virginia,
NORTH COAST COLLAGE SOCIETY, Sixth Annual International Collage Exhibition, Hudson, Ohio,
Award of Excellence, Rosalie Cohen, Director of Sales, Cleveland Center for Contemporary arts, and Fred Leach, Artist.
1989 CLARY-MINER GALLERY LTD, International Collage Exhibition, Buffalo, New York, First Place Award. Juror: Carol Towsend.
THE DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Mysterious Images Frederick, MD.
Juror: David Tannous, Washington, D.C. Art Critic.
ARMORY GALLERY, Women Artists 1989, Invitational Exhibition, Blacksburg, VA
BEACHWOOD MUSEUM, North Coast Collage Society Fourth Annual International exhibit, International Juried Show, Beachwood, Ohio, February. Award of Excellence.
Jurors: Marcianne Heer, Director of Akron Art Museum; Craig Lucas, Professor Of Art, Kent State University; Tim Shuckerow, Director of Art, Case Western Reserve University, Nicholas Liviach.
1988 THE NEW ART CENTER, RAGTIME: PAPER WORKS, Juried Show, Washington, D.C., Oct.Juror: Helen Frederick.
MATRIX GALLERY, Women Artists '88, Sacramento, California,
GREENSBORO ARTISTS LEAGUE, 1988 Juried Exhibition, Greensboro Carolina, July. First Place Award.Juror: Gaynell Fitzgerald.
ARTS COUNCIL, ROANOKE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Roanoke, Virginia,
ARMORY GALLERY, Women's Art Show, Invitational, Blacksburg,Va.
MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART INC. MFA GALLERY ON THE CIRCLE, ART ON PAPER '88, National Juried Show, Maryland
1987 WAUKESHA FINE ARTS GALLERY, Response 87 – EMERGING VISIONS, National
Juried Show, Waukesha, WI
NEW ART CENTER, The New Collage, National Juried Show, Washington, D.C., .
Juror: Sylvia Ripley, Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
METRO ART CENTER EXHIBITION, Invitational,
NEXUS GALLERY, FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S ART, Art in Exile, Philadelphia, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, International Juried Show, Easton, Maryland,
Juror: William Orlander, Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, N.Y.
ARMORY GALLERY, 1987 Woman's Art Show, Invitational, Blacksburg, Virginia.
1986 FLOSSIE MARTIN GALLERY, Group Show, Radford, Virginia, January.
1985 FLOSSIE MARTIN GALLERY, Inaugural Show, Radford, Virginia, September.
Regional Artists of Southwest Virginia, Radford, Virginia, September.
1984 ANTHONY GALLERY, Roanoke, Virginia
1983 HUNTER MUSEUM, Group Show, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
PENINSULA ART CENTER, Group Show, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
1982 DANVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, Group Show, Danville, Virginia.
ROANOKE MUSEUM, Over the Blue Ridge, Group Show, Juried Show.
Paintings In Public And Private Collections
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Embassy of United States, Port Louis, Mauritius
Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud California, USA
Mr. Mohammed Attar, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ms. Hanan Shobaski Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Estelle Cook-Sampson, Anthropologist, Washington D.C.
STF GALLERIA INTERNATIONALE , Bangladesh
JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Roanoke, Virginia
Mr. Tarik Khan, Chicago, Illinois
CITY OF ROANOKE, Roanoke, Virginia
DEVITT JONES FILMS PRODUCTIONS, Washington, D.C.
RADFORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, Radford, Virginia.
Ms. Lydia Marek, Virginia.
Dr. And Mrs. James Spisak, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Dr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, St. Albans, England.
Ms. Denise Farnwalt, Roanoke, Virginia.
UNESCO, Dr. Kamal Rahim Choudhrey, Paris, France
PAMELA SMITH AND ASSOCIATES, McLean, Virginia.
ARCHITECTURE INCORPORATED, Reston, Virginia.
Ms. Winola Carman, Roanoke, Virginia.
Dr. David Phillips, Musician, Miami, Florida
NOTORO GALLERY, Warsaw, Polan
Kristof Stanilawski, Critic Stuka, Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Bakhitah Abdul Ra'uf, Anthropologist and Professor of C. Justice, Blacksburg, Va
CENTER FOR POLISH SCULPTURE, Oronsko, Poland.
International/National Papers, Lectures, Adjudication
2014 ICON AS WORD, WORD AS IMAGE. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Oahu, Hawaii. Jan
2013 ICON AS WORD, WORD AS FEELING. SECCAC 2013 Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina. November
2011 MAKING LIGHT. Lecture. Hopi Cultural Center. Second Mesa, AZ. Jun 2011
Transforming pigment to Light. Workshop. Katoney Studio. Hoteville AZ. June
2010 SHAPING LIGHT: A PAINTER’S VISION. Lecture. Presented at STF Gallery.
SHAPING LIGHT. Artist’s Talk. International Visions Gallery, Washington D.C.
2009 DIALOGUE IN ART. Lecture. Presented at the 2nd South Asian American Art Festival Santa Monica, Ca.
MUSLIM AESTHETICS AND CONTEMPORARY ART OF MUSLIM AMERICANS. Lecture. Presented at the 2nd South Asian American Art Festival 2009 sponsored by FFEM Zanbeel, Santa Monica, Ca.
Artist’s Talk: MEANING BEHIND TITLE WITHHELD SERIES. Presented by The Joan Hisaoka healing Arts Gallery.
RETHINKING MEANING IN THE ART OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION. William King Regional Art Center. Abington, Virginia.
Artist’s Talk: MEANING BEHIND TITLE WITHHELD SERIES. Galerie Myrtis.
2008 Invited Guest Artist in Residence for Two-Day Painting workshop. Chestnut Creek
Center for the Arts. Galax May
2007 TITLEWITHHELD. Gallery Talk. Presented at the Baltic Art Center. Newcastle, U.K.
Talk with Discussion on THE SPIRITUAL IN ART at gallery Opus Greenfield, Ma.
2006 Lecture/Slide Presentation on THE SPIRITUAL IN CONTEMPORARY ART to faculty
and students in Nantong & Hangchow, China.
2004 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE TRADITION: Contemporary women artists. Paper presented for the Taft Museum in conjunction with the Islamic Center Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. Radford University
2000 BANGLADESH REVISITED: Land, People and the Arts. Gallery 205, Radford University Museum.
1999 Contemporary American Painting. Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. July.
An Artist’s Vision. D & D Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh. July.
Art and Form. Folk Art Museum. Dhaka, Bangladesh. June.
1998 An Artists Vision. Talk presented at the International Visions Gallery. Washington D.C. Mar.
1996 SACRED GEOMETRY AND INTELLECTION. Slide presentation at the KAIROSummer School 1996, Crestone, Colorado. August
JUROR: The Fifth Annual Painting Exhibition. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association & The Alexandria Art League, Alexandria, Virginia. June
1995 PICASSO AND THE APPROPRIATION OF AFRICAN ARTFORM
THE LEGACY OF AFRICA IN THE ART OF MATISSE AND PICASSO. Lectures Presented to the Honors Program and Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania.
JUROR: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER for the State Museum of Pennsylvania for the exhibition Art of the State: Pennsylvania 1995, Harrisburg, PA.
ARTISTS AND SOURCES. Darul Ishan University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January.
1994 THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION AS A SOURCE FOR VISUAL ARTISTS. Paper Presented at Central Woman's University. Dhaka, Bangladesh, December.
PERENNIAL TRADITIONS IN CONTEMPORARY PAINTING. Lecture and slide Presentation at the Arts of the Sacred Symposium sponsored by KAIROS, the Visual Islamic, and Traditional Arts Department of The Prince of Wales Institute, London, England. Crestone, Colorado, September.
1993 CULTURE AS AN UNDERLYING AND INTEGRATING FRAMEWORK. Paper presented during a panel discussion at the New York City Hall. Panel discussion sponsored by the Mayor of the City of New York, The Mayor's office for Asian Affairs and the Asian American Arts Center. City Hall, New York, May 21, 1993.
EAST/WEST AESTHETICS. A lecture on: The Development of a Style in Painting. Lecture and slide Presentation at the quarterly conference of Turkiye Sanatclair ve Sanat Seveliler Dernegi Baskani, Martins Hotel, Turkey, January.
STYLE IN TODAY'S ART. A PERSONAL EVALUATION. Lecture and slide Presentation for Macka Art School Students. Develt Guzel Sanatlar Galerisi, Beyoglu. Istanbul, Turkey, January.
1992 THE NEW ARABESQUE DIRECTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART. Lecture and slide Presentation. IRCIA Yildis Sarai, Istanbul, Turkey, November.
NEW TRENDS IN ISLAMIC AESTHETICS. Lecture and slide Presentation. Illhiat Facultesi. Ankara Valiligi, 100 yil Sanat Galeriesi, Ankara, Turkey, December.
1991 NEW DIRECTIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. Lecture/Presentation. Notoro Symposium, Poland, June.
1990 Slide/Lecture Presentation. Notoro Symposium, Oronsko, Poland, July
1987 NURTURING THROUGH THE ARTS: WOMEN SPEAK. Paper Presented at the National Conference of the American Association for Policy and Research for Developing Countries, Bermuda, November.
1986 ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD. Paper/slide Presentation, one day workshop for teachers sponsored by the American Islamic Institute of America and Cranwell International Center. VPI and SU, Blacksburg, Virginia, November.
RELIGION AND AESTHETICS. Exhibit/lecture at the International Institute of Religion and National Confederation of Justice of Christ, Washington, D.C., September.
1982 PERSIAN IMAGERY IN INDIAN PAINTING. Paper Presented at the Athenian Society, Roanoke, Virginia, October.
EAST/WEST AESTHETICS. Guest Speaker: Roanoke League of Artists, Virginia,
EASTERN AESTHETICS. Guest speaker: New River Fine Arts Center, Dublin, Va.
1980 ISLAMIC ART AND PHILOSOPHY. Paper Presented at the American Association of Religion, Dallas, Texas.
Selected National and International Reviews
Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20101123/pl_usnw/DC96650
(IMAE2010) Opening Reception: November 26 at 6:00pm. Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center. November. 2010
Beyond Aesthetics. Exhibition Catalog. William King Fine Arts Center. Essay by Curator Adam Justice. 2008
Smyth County News and Messenger, Smyth County, Virginia. 2008, p.11. Divine Inspirations: Art and Religion Explored
Exhibition Catalog; Title Withheld, International Visions –The Gallery Washington D.C. 2006
Exhibition Catalog; Americas 2000, Northwest Center, Minot, North Dakota. 2006
The Tartan Scene, Radford, Va Jan. 19th, 2005. Art exhibit shows off RU professors’ range of ability.
Exhibition Catalog. STF Galerie Internationale, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001. Halide Salam: Paintings, Collage and Drawings From 1990 – 2000
International Islamic Services, Altadena, California. Tel. Interview: Halide Salam Artist.July 9th. 2000
The Daily Star. Dhaka, Bangladesh July 16,1999. “Each Canvas Is A Discovery Ground.”
Marquis Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers – Fifth Edition, 1998 & Sixth Edition, 1999, 2010,
Zarposh International. California, December 1997. ArtScape- Bangladesh Artist pgs.51-54
Dictionary of International Biography – Twenty-Fifth Edition. Cambridge , England.
Marquise's Who’s Who in the Southwest 1995 Ed.
V magazine. Roanoke, Virginia, September 1993, p. 21. Artist Halide Salam: Harmony with life forces and supra-senses.
The News. Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford, Virginia, September 1993, p. 10 A. Radford art professor is a study in paradox with her art projects.
Radford University News. Vol. IX, No. 1 – Aug. 30, 1993. Radford, Virginia, p. 6. Paradoxical Artist.
Journal: We count the State of Asian Pacific America. An art exhibit focusing on concerns and lives. Robert Lee, Curator, Asian American Art Center. Journal produced by the Asian American Arts Center, New York, New York, May 1993, p. 34.
Yeni Asya Gazette. (New Asia) Istanbul, Turkey, January 12, 1993, p. 4. Insanin fitratinin soyut anlatimi by Maruf Ozulku. (Human nature expressed through geometry).
Turkiye Gazette. Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 9, 1993, p. 8. Gayem, nihai hakikal by Ekrem kaftan (My aim, Endless reality).
Vizyon. Istanbul, Turkey, Jan., 1993, p. 120. Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Galerisinde uluslararasi bir sanata: Halide Salam.
Zaman. Istanbul Turkey, December 2, 1992, p. 11. Ruhdan Kalbe resim sergisi.
Turkiye Gazette. Istanbul, Turkey, November 8, 1992, p. 9. Ruh'tan kalbe (From the Soul for the heart).
Radford. Radford, Virginia, U.S.A., February 1992, p. 18-21. An Artist Without Boundaries, by Leigh Ann Anderson.
Radford. Radford, Virginia, U.S.A., February 1992, p. 22. The Essence of Feelings by Leigh Ann Anderson.
AA Voice. Buffalo, New York, November 28, 1990, p. 7. Clary-Miner Assemblage Show by Patricia Donovan.
The New Art Center. B, Vol. 11, No. 7, p. 4, Ragtime: Paper Works by Laura King.
The New Art Center. B, Vol. 10, No. 10, p. 1, Nov 1987, The Collage Exhibit - A Review by Teresa. Fitzgerald.