B. Tehran, Iran
Lives and Works in Brooklyn, New York

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


Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island
The Shapes of Birds:Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa
September 15 – December 30, 2018

Katonah Museum of Art, New York
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, 
February 25 – June 17, 2018

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Holograph: Women on Paper 
February 24 – June 24, 2018

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. 

Paper Pattern Color Culture, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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

September Promises, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Enduring Reasons Why, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Look At Me! Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Please! Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience,  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
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

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
Invitational Art Exhibition, Conley Art Gallery USC Frescno, California
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain

SHOW OFF! SPM Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Select: 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

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.

Changing Climate Changing Colors, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY


2017 Nominated for Anonymous Was A Woman
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
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The British Museum, London, UK
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Georgia
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Bank of America, Corporate Collection, North Carolina
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts

Hovey Brock, The Brooklyn Rail: “Hadieh Shafie – Surfaced”, (April 2, 2015)
Carol Kino, 1stdibs: Hadieh Shafie “Unspooled” (March 30, 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
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve and Maryam Ekhtiar, “Hidden Words,” Artist Catalogue, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Madeline Yale Preston, "Spinning Love", Canvas Magazine, (July/August 2013), P. 118, 119
Elda Silva, "Islamic Tradition Meets Modern World in Exhibit," The Houston chronicle, (June 18, 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)
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)
Eric Loret, "Jameel et une nuits", Liberation, Paris (January 7, 2012)
_____“Best Photo of the Day “Art Daily (September 27, 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)
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
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)