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artist , educator , computer artist

Samia Asaad Halaby, Palestinian, American painter, educator, writer. Subject of Professional Publications; Kansas City Council for Faculty Development traveling fellow, 1965; Creative Artists Public Service Program grantee, 1978-1979, United Nations grant United Nations Development Programme consultant, 1999.


Halaby, Samia Asaad was born on December 12, 1936 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Daughter of Asaad Saba and Foutounie Abdalnour (Atallah) Halaby.


Bachelor of Science in Design, University Cincinnati, 1959. Master of Arts in Painting, Michigan State University, 1960. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Indiana University, 1963.


Teaching assistant, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1962-1963;associate professor, Indiana U., 1969-1972;instructor, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1963-1964;visiting lecturer, U. Hawaii, summer 1966;assistant professor, Kansas Missouri The Art Institute of Chicago, 1964-1966;assistant professor, University of Michigan, 1967-1969;visiting lecturer art, Yale University, 1972-1973;associate professor, Yale University, 1973-1976;adjunct associate professor, Yale University, 1976-1982. Lecturer in field; visiting professor U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1985-1986, U. South Florida, 1990. Adjunct instructor Cooper Union, 1989-1992.

Artist-in-residence Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, 1972. Presenter 4th Internat.Symposium on Electronic Art, Minneapolis, 1993, 7th symposium, Rotterdam, 1996.


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    • One-artist shows include Gima Gallery, Honolulu, 1964, The Gallery, Bloomington, 1970, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, 1971, Yale School Art Gallery, 1972, Spectrum Gallery, New York City, 1973, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City, 1978, 22 Wooster Gallery, 1982, 83, Tossan-Tossan Gallery, New York City, 1983, 88, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, 1983, Galaria de arte Palace, Granada, Spain, 1986, Gallery II University Michigan, Kalamazoo, 1989, 911 Gallery, Indianapolis, 1993, Darat Al-Funun, Amman, Jordan, 1995, Galerie Atassi, Damascus, Syria, 1997, Galerie Le Porte, Halab, Syria, 1997, Agial Gallery, Beirut, 1999, 2004, SKOTO Gallery, New York City, 2000, Sakakini Art Center, Ramallah, Palestine, 2000, Artim Gallery, Strasbourg, France, 2001, Kahaf Gallery, International Center Bethlehem, 2004, Agial Gallery, Beirut, 2004, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, 2008, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2009, Beirut, 2010. Group shows include Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1975, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City, 1977, Iraqi Cultural Center, London, 1979, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway, 1981, University Art Museum, New Mexico, 1985, Hudson Center Gallery, New York City, 1985, Tercera Bienal de la Habana, Cuba, 1989, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 1990, Art and Algorithm, Minneapolis College Art, 1991, Hilo International Exhibition of Works on Paper, University Hawaii, 1990, Digitized and Manipulated, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado, 1991, opening exhibition Darat Al Funun of Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan, 1993, Fourth International Symposium Electronic Art, Minneapolis, 1993, Arab Women, National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington, 1994, World Artist at the Millennium, Elizabeth Foundation, United Nations Lobby, 1999, Bradley University, Illinois, 2001, Musee du Chateau DuFresne, Montreal, 2001, 13th Afro-Asian Latin America exhibition Tokyo Metropolitan Mus, 2002, Williamsburg Bridges Palestine, WAH Center, Brooklyn, Station Museum, Houston, 2003, 05, Chikyudo Gallery, Tokyo, 2004, 4 Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan, 2005, The Bridge GAllery, New York, 2006, Ayyam Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2008, Institute Du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2009. Performance art (computer abstractions) Brooklyn Museum, 1994, Poetry Project, New York City, 1995, Lebanese American University, Beirut, 1995, HERE, New York City, 1996.

      Represented in permanent collections Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris, Indianapolis Museum Art, Art Institute Chicago, Nelson Rockhill Gallery Art, Kansas City, Indiana University Museum, Michigan State University Museum, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum Art, Detroit Institute Art, Cleveland Museum Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, National Gallery Jordan, Amman, Yale University Gallery, Tamarind Institute Collection, Albuquerque, Alternative Museum, New York, Honolulu Academy Arts, Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Connecticut, Palm Springs (California) Desert Museum, Yale University Gallery, New Haven, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, corporation collections, United States Steel, ATT Longlines, First National Chgo, Kemper Insurance Chicago, Southeast Banking Corporation Florida, Witko Chemical Corporation, Standard Oil Ohio, International Business Machines Corporation, Arab Bank. Author: Liberation Art of Palestine, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Subject of book Samia A. Halaby, 2007, Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, 2010.


Asaad Saba Halaby

Foutounie Abdalnour (Atallah) Halaby