Virtual Studio Visit: Sa’dia Rehman

This is my family, 2017 | Powdered, compressed, and vine charcoals; graphite; drawing paper; inked tracing paper; cotton t-shirts; black artist tape on wall | 2 walls: 196 x 101 and 209 x 124 inches

March 24, 2022
7-8 pm ET
Online (Zoom)

Join us for a virtual studio visit with artist Sa’dia Rehman. Sa’dia will share current projects and discuss her inspirations and working methods in a conversation with attendees.

Sa’dia explores how contemporary and historical images communicate, consolidate, and contest ideas about empire and labor. Through wall drawing, cut outs, and assemblage, Rehman pulls apart and puts together images from family photographs, historical records, and mass media to interrogate their resonances.

Sa’dia Rehman (b. Queens, NY) is the current artist-in-residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Rehman has exhibited work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Queens Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, the Kitchen, Kentler International Drawing Space, Ctrl+Shft, ABCnoRio, Five Myles Gallery, Center for Book Arts, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Pakistan National Council of the Arts. She was a recipient of the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant and Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies at Abrons Art Center, Art Omi, Asian American Arts Alliance, Edward Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, and AIM Bronx Museum. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Harper’s, Art Papers, and ColorLines.

This program is part of a series of virtual studio visits through the month of March. We will take an inside peek into the artists’ studios and hear the artists talk about their current work. The featured artists work in a variety of media, from printmaking to sculpture, and each virtual studio visit will bring forth new insights on the artistic practices of three very different artists who have been a part of SAWCC over its 25-year history.

March 10, 7-8pm: Madhvi Subrahmanian
March 17, 7-8pm: Mona Kamal
March 24, 7-8pm: Sa’dia Rehman

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.