British artist, Shabana Kauser, creates contemporary oil paintings that tell a story of South Asian Immigrants. She was born in the UK and lived there for 30 years.  Shabana moved to the United States in 2008 and now resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Shabana is represented by Saatchi Art.


2018         Artist Inc workshop, Center of the Ozarks, Springdale AR

2017          Anatomical Portrait Drawing, University of Arts London, Central St. Martin’s College, UK

2007          MSc Information Management, City University, London UK

2006          BSc Business IT, London Metropolitan University, London UK

Solo Exhibitions

2023 The other Art Fair, Dallas, TX

2023 ‘Shine Heart Series’ The Medium, Springdale, AR

2022 ‘Dupatta: Journeys of Life & Cultural Identity’ Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, AR

2022 Hidden Talent Fine Art Gallery, Fort Smith, AR

2021 ‘Dupatta: Journeys of life & Cultural Identity, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

2021 Gallery on Garrison, Fort Smith, AR

2019          ‘Journey’ Argenta Gallery, Little Rock, AR

2017        ‘Decades Defined’ Fossil Cove, Fayetteville Underground Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

Solo & Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Small Works Show’, The Rice Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2022 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Walton Arta Center, Fayetteville, AR

2022 ’15th Annual Contemporary Figurative Exhibition’ Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2022 ‘No Man’s Land’ ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2022 ’33rd Annual Member’s Show Tulsa Artists Coalition’ Tulsa, OK

2021 ‘Our Art, Our Region, Our Time, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

2021 Gallery on Garrison, Fort Smith, AR

2020 ‘4th Annual Small Works Show’ Art Rooms, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TX

2020 ‘Small Works 2020’ Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

2020 ‘TAC Members Show’ Ahha Tulsa Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2020 ‘The Ways We See’ Art Ventures NWA, Fayetteville, AR

2020 ‘Delta des Refuses’, Little Rock, AR

2020          ‘Small Works Exhibition’ Studio 300, Rogers, AR

2019      ‘Holiday Show’ Community Creative Center, Fayetteville, AR

2019         ‘November Exhibit’ Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2019         ‘First Come, First Serve’ Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX

2019         ‘ANA National Juried show ‘Celebration of Art’ Fayetteville, AR

2019          ‘Elevate’ 21c Museum, Bentonville, AR

2018         ‘Winter Exhibition’ Stage 18 Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2018         ANA Regional Show, Art Ventures Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2018 Art on the Creeks, Rogers, AR

2018         Pinnacle Fine Art Group, Little Rock, AR

2018        First National Bank Gallery, Bentonville, AR

2017        Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Bentonville, AR

2017        Chamber of Commerce, Art Ventures Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2017         ‘Art for the Holidays’ Art Ventures Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2017          ‘La Femme: A treatise of confluence’ Fayetteville Underground Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

2017         ‘Decades Defined’ Lane Foster Fine Art, Rogers, AR

Online Juried Exhibitions & Awards

2019         5th Annual ‘Figures & Faces’ Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA                                                  

2018         24th Annual Regional Show, Artist of NW Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR   (Merit Award)  

2018          ‘Figurative’ Light Space & Time Online Gallery   (Merit Award)

2017         ‘Colors’ Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

2017           ‘Figurative’ Light Space & Time Online Gallery    (Special Recognition)

2017         ‘Botanicals’ Light Space & Time Online Gallery     (Special Merit)

2017          ‘Figures & Faces’ Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA      (Honorable Mention)

Community Events

2022 Guest Story Teller, ‘Tales of the South’ Hosted by Zeek Taylor, Eureka Springs, AR

2022 Painting Demonstration, Crystal Bridges Museum, AR

2021 Guest Host for Cache Create Community Organization, AR

2021 Artists Talk, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

2019            ‘Big Night Gala’ Jones Center, Springdale, AR

2018-2021  ‘Freshstart Women’s Shelter’, The Peel Mansion Museum, Bentonville, AR

2018            5×5 Community Artist Fundraiser, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR

2018            Guest Speaker, Artists of Northwest Arkansas, Springdale, AR                                            

2017           5×5 Community Artist Fundraiser, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR

2017           Live Painting at the Community Partner Fair with Art Ventures NWA Gallery  

                    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR


2022            ‘More than 90 works….” NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette Oct 23 2022 (click here to view)

2022          ‘Local artist Shabana Kauser to host Small Works show Friday, Fayetteville Flyer, AR (click here to view)

2022           ‘Of Dupattas & Immigrant Journeys’ Seema Network, India & New Jersey (click here to view)

2022 Good Day NWA / KNWA News, June 20 (click here to view)

2022          ‘Fayetteville artists brings Pakistani culture to Fort Smith’ SW Times, June 10 (click here to view)

2021 NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette, ‘Let the Art Speak: Regional works convey who,where,when we are’ Oct 17 (click here to view)

2021 “Made in Arkansas: Shabana Kauser” AY About You Magazine, August 2021 (click here to view)

2021 “Unconditional Positive Regards…..” interview with Cara Elvira Salvatore June 11 (click here to view)

2021 Good Day NWA, “Art Openings…Happening in NWA’ June 7 (click here to view)

2021 Arkansas Democrat Gazette ‘Three Minutes, Three Questions…’ June 4 by Becca Martin-Brown (click here to view)

2021 The Idle Class Magazine ‘The Gallery on Garrison to host Shabana Kauser’ May 2021 by Julia Trupp (click here to view)

2020 Arkansas Times ‘Through Others’ Eyes: Seeing how experience shapes perception’ by Jocelyn Murphy (click here to view)

2020           CitiScapes Magazine, ‘The Lives of local artists’ May 2020, Page 64 (click here to view)

2020           Arkansas Democrat Gazette ‘Personal Space: Shabana Kauser’ March 14 (click here to view)

2020 The Idle Class Magazine ‘Studio 300 to exhibit artwork …..’ March (click here to view)

2020            Good Day NWA FOX NEWS ‘Small Works Exhibition’ March 11 (click here to view)

2020           KNWA/ Fox News ‘Small Works Exhibition and women’s history month’ March 10 (click here to view)

2020           ‘Art on the Bricks Celebrates Women’s History month’ 5 News online (click here to view)

2019           Arkansas Times, On Scarves and Sisterhood: A Q&A with Shabana Kauser, July 9 (click here to view)

2019          Little Rock Soiree Magazine, July 2019, Vol 19, Page 59 (click here to view)

2019          Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 44, Page 91 and back cover

2019          Arkansas Times, 21c Museum Hotel: Guest Floors and Fayetteville artists, April 16 (click here to view)

2019          KUAF Radio, Fayetteville, AR (click here to listen)

2019          The Idle Class Magazine ‘21c Museum Hotel Bentonville Top 5 Events this Spring’

2018          Podcast Interview on Amituckerdout ‘What happens in AR’ (

2018         The Idle Class Magazine, Black Apple Awards 2018 Nominated ‘Best Painter’

2018         TV appearance, ABC 40/29 NW Arkansas Alive (Season 03, Episode 10) (click here to view)

2018         ‘The Artist Issue’, The Idle Class Magazine, Arkansas

2018        Artist Portfolio Magazine, 20 Art Competition (click here to view)

Grants Achieved

2022 Cache Creative Exchange Fund, Artist Residency, Tyson Family Foundation, Springdale, AR

2017        Sally A. Williams Artist Fund, Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, AR

Professional Affiliations

Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, AR

Artists of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Tulsa Artists Coalition, Tulsa, OK