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.

Education

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 & Group Exhibitions

2020 Delta de 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         ‘Journey’ Argenta Gallery, Little Rock, 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         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        ‘Decades Defined’ Fossil Cove, Fayetteville Underground Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

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

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

Juried Exhibitions

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

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

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

2018         Art on the Creeks, Rogers, AR

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)

2017          ‘23rd Annual Regional Exhibit, Artists of NW Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Community Events

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

2019           ‘Freshstart Women’s Shelter’, The Peel Mansion Museum, Bentonville, AR

2018            ‘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

Press

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            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’ (www.amituckeredout.com)

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

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