B. Tehran, Iran
Lives and Works in United States

MFA 2004    Imaging and Digital Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
MFA 1999     Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BA 1993       Painting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Surfaced: Drawings, New York University, Abu Dhabi Center, NY
Surfaced, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Ketabeh Eshgh (Book of Love), Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ketab (Book), XVA Gallery, Dubai UAE
Sweet Turning of the Page, Morton Fine Art, Washington D.C. 

2010     Some Kind of Love, Jean Efron Art Consultants, Washington D.C. 
2009    Paper Pattern Color Culture, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008    Exodus, The Carriage House, Baltimore, MD

The Little Black Fishes, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
Spin, MFA Exhibition, Center for Visual Art and Culture, UMBC, Baltimore, MD

1997    Speak + Sound + Touch, East Hall Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1996    September Promises, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015 - 2016 Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Look At Me! Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Please! Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience, 
Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, New York, NY
Persepolis: Word & Image, The William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut, CT

CALLIGRAFFITI: 1984-2013, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Spectra, San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
Summer Selects, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Masterpiece London, Leila Heller Gallery, London, UK
Art Dubai, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE
The Armory Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
The Space Between: Contemporary perspectives on tradition and society, 
Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), Jersey City, NJ
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA

Art Miami, Leila Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Abu Dhabi Art, Leila Heller Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Art Platform- Los Angeles, Leila Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Young Collectors Exhibit, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
UNCHARTED: Works on Paper, Cain Schulte Gallery, San Francisco, CA
20 in 2012 Vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Dubai Art, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, SW
Pulse Art Fair, New York Pentimenti Gallery, PA
Invitational Art Exhibition, Conley Art Gallery USC Frescno, California
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain

Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, SW
Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, SW
Art Asia Miami, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, SW
Aqua Art Miami, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
SHOW OFF! SPM Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Pulse Art Fair, New York Pentimenti Gallery, PA
elect: Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

Ritual: Form, Script and Gesture, A Pop Up Project, Amy Morton Fine Art, Washington DC
More of the best is yet to come, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Sondheim Prize, Semi-Finalist Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
MICA Sondheim Prize and Baker Award Honorees, Casewerks Baltimore, MD
I(RAN) Home (In America), CoCA, Seattle, WA
Gallery Artists Group Show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art, Grant Arts Central, California State     University, Fullerton CA
I (RAN) Home (In America), The Fridge DC, Washington D.C. 
Cross‐Currents: Trends in Contemporary Art Media, Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery College, MD
Protocol: Syntax / Semantics, Gallery 4, Baltimore, MD
Baker Artist Awards Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Women’s Work, Civilian Art Place, Washington D.C.
Bastakiya Art Fair, Saatchi, Dubai, UAE
Bi‐Annual Symposium on Media Arts, Delaware College, Delaware, PA
Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens, MSAC Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Penned, Traveling Exhibition, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC

Drawing Fusion, CCBC, Catonsville, MD
Hidden and Revealed, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Full Circle, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Penned, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Iconology, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ
Changing Climate Changing Colors, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

The Notebook, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Displacement, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

2004   Solace: Searching for Meaning in a Time of Distress, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.
2003   Under The Table and Dreaming, Raleigh Studios, Baltimore, MD
2002   Solace, Open Studio Exhibition, Raleigh Studios, Baltimore, MD
2000   Thirty‐Feet of Wisdom, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD
1999    30 x 30, Cinque Gallery, New York, NY
           Summer Show, Center for Iranian Modern Art, New York, NY
1998   Art of the Book, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY
1997   Now and Here, Steuben Gallery West, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1996    Women, East Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1995   Art Made in Exile: Iranian Artists, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
           Contemporary Iranian Artists, Avicenna Center, Vienna, VA

2014     Alumni Award, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
2012     The Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2011     Jameel Prize, V&A Museum, London, UK (Shortlisted)
2010     Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, Washington D.C.
2010     Individual Artist Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
2009     Mary Sawyers Baker Award, William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund
2008     Individual Artist Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
2003     RTKL Grant in Visual Arts 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
British Museum, London, UK
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Winter Park, FL, USA
The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Bank of America, Corporate Collection, North Carolina, USA
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

“Issue #88,” New American Paintings, The Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, 2010
“Emergence,” Exhibition catalogue, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2007
“Siouxsie,” Link Journal on the Arts, Issue No. 10, Baltimore, MD, 2004

Hovey Brock, The Brooklyn Rail: “Hadieh Shafie – Surfaced”, (April 2, 2015)
Carol Kino, 1stdibs: Hadieh Shafie “Unspooled” (March 30, 2015)
Designboom: “Hadieh Shafie Presents Paper Sculptures” Leila Heller Gallery At Art Dubai (March 27, 2015)
Natasha Kurchanova, Studio International: Hadieh Shafie: 'I Take Things From My Culture And Marry Them To My Western Art Education' (March 19, 2015)
Sara Hassan, Harper's Bazaar Art: “The Maker” - An Interview With Hadieh Shafie (March 17, 2015) 
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, “Surfaced” Artist Catalogue, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Wall Street International Art: Hadieh Shafie – “Surfaced” (March 01, 2015)
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve and Maryam Ekhtiar, “Hidden Words,” Artist Catalogue, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Zoltan Somhegyi, “From the regional to the global market MENASA artist in Western galleries, Contemporary Practices, P. 28-39
Madeline Yale Preston, "Spinning Love", Canvas Magazine, (July/August 2013), P. 118, 119
Art Daily, Summer group show featuring contemporary artists opens at Leila Heller Gallery (July 11,2013) 
Art Daily, Masterpiece London proves its prominence with record visitor numbers and strong sales (July 06,2013) 
Elda Silva, "Islamic Tradition Meets Modern World in Exhibit," The Houston chronicle, (June 18, 2013)
"Leila Heller Gallery. The Armory Show 2013," Galleryintel.com, (March 2013)
"Within the Grey," Asian Art News 23, no.2 (March/April 2013)
"Top Recommendations: The Armory Show AADA: The Art Show," Galleryintell.com, (March 2013)
Sabine B. Vogel, "Messen: Art Dubai, " Weltkunst, no. 20 (March 2013)
Robin Pogrebin, "No Longer a Man's World", Art Basel Miami Magazine, Miami Beach 2012 p. 132
Bryan Lufkin, "Artist Reinvents Ancient Scrolls, Complete with Farsi," Wired Magazine (September 2012)
Allison Martin, "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Exhibit at Chelsea Gallery (July 29, 2012)
_____“Rock, Paper, Scissors" exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery includes the work of nine artists ”Art Daily (Sunday, July 29, 2012)
_____"New Exhibit: "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Gotham Magazine (July 25,2012)
aia staff "The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss" Art in America (July, 26, 2012)
______"Spotlight: "Rock, Paper, Scissors" at Leila Heller Gallery, Paddle News (July 23,2012)
Eric Loret, "Jameel et une nuits", Liberation, Paris (January 7, 2012)
Esteban Cortez, “Four Nationally renowned Artists featured at Conley Art Gallery” The Collegian (January 27, 2012)
_____“Eye Catchers” Canvas Issue 2 Abu Dhabi Art Edition (November 16, 2011) p11
_____“Best Photo of the Day “Art Daily (September 27, 2011)
“Sotheby’s Annual Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art Sale” Art Daily (September 2, 2011)
Tiffany Jow, "All Wound Up", DC Magazine, (July/August) p51
Bruce Helander, "Artist To Watch", The Art Economist, (Volume 1, Issue 5, 2011) p72
Tara Heuser, "The sweet turning of the page", Pink Line Project, (June 1, 2011)
The National, "Splashes of color and love" (2011) p7
Aquarius, "Get your Fix" (May, 2011) p15
F. Lennox Campello, Letter from Washington, DC, American Contemporary Art, (May 2011) Cover Feature
Michael O'Sullivan, Hadieh Shafie at Morton Fine Art, Washington Post, Thursday, (May 19, 2011)
John Anderson, Hadieh Shafie at Morton Fine Art, Washington City Paper, (May 9, 2011)
Bruce Helander, Top Ten Artists To Watch, Huffington Post, (April, 2011) 
Joseph Lanner, “Old traditions, new ideas” Esquire Middle East, (April, 2011) p48
The Victoria & Albert Museum Announces the Shortlist for the Jameel Prize 2011” Art Daily (March, 2011)
V&A Announces Jameel Prize shortlist, Eastern Art Report (March, 2011)
Amy Levine- Kennedy, "Crazy Beautiful Opens at Kenise Barnes Fine Art" Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch, (September 29, 2010)
Barbara O'Brien, Juror's Comments, New American Paintings #88, The Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, 2010 Emily Warner, “paperpatterncolorculture” The Brooklyn Rail, (November, 2009)
Richard Chang, “Iranian art at Grand Central in Santa Ana”, The Orange County Register (November 20, 2009)
Richard Chang, “Iranian art offers window to changing world”, The Orange County Register (November 16, 2009)
Lavanya Ramanathan, Gallery opening of the week: “I RAN Home at the Fridge” in Southeast Washington, Washington Post, (November 13, 2009)
Maura Judkis, “ I RAN Home (in America)”, Washington City Paper, (November 11, 2009)
Stephanie Merry, “ Art I Ran Home (In America)”, Washington Post (November 4, 2009)
Mike Unger, “Baker Artist Award Winners at BMA” About.com, (May 26,2009)
Michael O’Sullivan, “In Baltimore, Artists Win a Vote of confidence” Washington Post, (May 22, 2009)
Victoria Donohoe, “New Media Exhibit” The Philadelphia Inquirer, (April 10, 2009)
Edward Gunts, “Baker Artist Awards Names Winners”The Baltimore Sun, (March 25, 2009)
Bret McCabe, “Moving Pictures Exhibition Exploring Transforming Images Also Recasts
Their Emotive Potential” Baltimore City Paper, (February 25, 2009)
Ellyn Weiss, “Wright, Shafie, Cabazon and Tan at Civilian Art Projects” eweissart.com
Robert Jason Fagan, “Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens” Exhibition Catalogue, (February, 2009)
Robert Jason Fagan, “Drawing Fusion” Exhibition Catalogue, (October, 2008)
Mike Guiliano, “MAP‐ing Out How We Figure In” Baltimore City Paper, (August 14, 2008)
Bret McCabe, “Visions of Excess: Information Overload Trumps Demur Artfulness”
Baltimore City Paper, (August 20, 2008)
Kate Noonan, “Full Circle” An Artscape Exhibition, Baltimore City Paper (July 23, 2008)
Alex, “Full Circle” Then There Where Ten Tigers, (July, 10, 2008)
Hadi Gharabaghi, “Where is the friend’s house?” Iranian.com (October 19, 2005)
“Iranian Artist in Exile” Payvand Iran News, Washington, D.C. (July 30, 2004)
Associated Press, “Iranian‐American Artists Focus on Exile” AP Washington, D.C.  (July 29, 2004)
Carl Hartman, “The Poignancy and Pain of Exile” AP Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2004)