Zahra BuAli


Education:


·     B.A. in Fine ArtsConcordia University, Montreal, Canada. May 1996


·     B.Sc., Major in Human Nutrition and DieteticsUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. May 1983


Workshops & Art Residencies:


·     May 2015: Photolithography Workshop, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     March 2015: Drypoint Workshop, Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     August 2012: Artist Residency and Printmaking Workshop; solar plates/liquid metal, Granada, Spain.

·     August 2010: Polymer Plate Lithography Workshop, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     April 2010: Artist Residency in Lithography and Copper Etching in Printmaking Base, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China.

·     Oct. 2008: Lithography Workshop, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec. Canada.

·     October 2008: International Cultural Leadership Workshop, British Council, Muscat, Oman.

·     December 2007: Cultural Management Workshop, Foundation of Cultural Resources, Amman, Jordan.

·     September 2005: Artist Residency/Workshop in Copper Etching, Atelier Presse Papier, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

·     February 2003: Photoetching Workshop, London Print Studio, London, U.K.

·     December 1998-May 1999: Etching Workshop. Bahrain Arts Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

·     1990: Functional Ceramics and Wheel Throwing Course, Visual Arts Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     October 1989-December 1989: Terra Cotta Sculpture Course, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

·     1989: Pastel Painting Course, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

·     1988-1989: Several Workshops in Oil Painting, Hand-made Pottery, Wheel Throwing and Ceramics, Dhahran Art Group, Dhahran, K.S.A.


Professional Experience:


·     Full-Time Independent Artist, working mainly in oil/acrylic painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.

·     1996-2013: Art Teacher, taught women and children, home studio, Dhahran, K.S.A. Active member of evaluation and selection

         committees for many art contests and exhibitions. Founding Member, Saudi Art Association. Lecturer on art, creativity

         and art history. Contributed articles about art to local newspapers.

·     October 1996: Founded a workshop studio for young girls and women artists, Dammam, K.S.A.

·     July 1995-May 1996: Volunteer Painting Teacher, taught ex-psychiatric patients, Centre Bienvenue, Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada.

·     July 1994-July 1995: Freelance Artist for a craft company in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Exhibitions:


·     November 27- December 17, 2015: “Pret - A – Emporter” exhibition, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     November 9-15, 2015: 1st edition Salon du Livre d'artiste du Quebec, Gallery 2456, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     2015: Grand Concours International: recipient of Mention and medal from the Federation Nationale De La Culture Francaise, Paris, France.

·     November 25-30, 2014: “Art en Capital” Exhibition, The Grand Palace, Paris, France, as part of Artistes indépendants.

·     December 4-8, 2013: “Art en Capital” exhibition, at the Grand Palace, Paris, France, as part of Artistes Indépendants.

·     September 22 – October 22, 2012: 6th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2012, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany.

·     April 2012: 6th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2012, Gallery “Ttanikas”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

·     March 2012: 6th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2012, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany.

·     February 2012: 6th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2012, Venice, Italy.

·     January 2012: 8th Solo Exhibition entitled “Between Two Souls“, Gallery Desert Design, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     May 2010: Shen Zhen Museum Art Exhibition, Shen Zhen, China.

·     May 2010: Second Gulf Art Exhibition, Kuwait Art Association, Kuwait.

·     May 2009: Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, China.

·     May 2009: Ministry of Culture and Information Exhibition “For the Children of Gaza”, Riyadh Literary Club, K.S.A.

·     June 2008: Miniature Art Festival, King Abdul Aziz Cultural Center & Rochan Fine Art Gallery, Jeddah, K.S.A.

·     May 2008: 7th Solo Exhibition entitled “Miniatures”, Bahrain Arts Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

·     July 2007: Al Hassa Art & Culture Society Exhibition, K.S.A.

·     May 2007: "Celebrating Art" Exhibition, Desert Designs Gallery, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     May 2007: Members Exhibition of Bahrain Arts Society, Arts Center, Bahrain.

·     April-May 2006: Second International Biennial for the Artist's Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

·     February-April 2006: 5th Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt.

·     February 2006: Janadria-21, Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     May 2005: 2nd Etching & Printing Exhibition, Bahrain Arts Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

·     February 2004: Five-Continent, Miniature Mural, Group Exhibition of the Project "La Collecte" under the theme "Deux". Exhibited in galleries

          in different countries:

          Feb. 16-March 7, 2004, Luxembourg; Feb. 2-April 30, 2004, Denmark; Feb. 18-March 27, 2004, Sao Paolo, Brazil; May 2004,

          Belgrade; Oct. 1-24, 2004, Atelier Presse    Papier, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada; Oct. 8-24, 2004, Sweden; May 10-June 11, 2005, Paris, France.

·     December 2003: Gulf States Arts and Calligraphy Exhibition, Kuwait.

·     May 2003: Second Show of Solo Exhibition entitled “Journey of Dialogue”. King Fahad Cultural Center, Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     April 2003: Second Women Artists Exhibition, Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     March 2003: Fourth Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt.

·     February 2003: Etching and Printing Group Exhibition, Bahrain Arts Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

·     September 2002: Solo Exhibition entitled “Journey of Dialogue”, Arts Center, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     March 2002: Ambassador Art Competition Exhibition, K.F. Cultural Center, Riyad,K.S.A.

·     April 2001: Art for All Festival, Almansouria Foundation, Jeddah, K.S.A.

·     March 2000: 3rd Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt.

·     February 2000: Third show of the Solo Exhibition entitled “Memory in Dialogue”, Arabesque Gallery, Jeddah, K.S.A.

·     November 1999: Algdaih Disaster Charity Exhibition, Qatief, K.S.A.

·     November 1999: Fifth Annual Art and Calligraphy Exhibition, Doha, State of Qatar.

·     June 1999: Saudi Culture and Art Exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon.

·     April 1999: Group Exhibition, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah, U.A.E.

·     January 1999: Fidelity Group Art Exhibition for Artist M. Al-Saleem, Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     November 1998: Tenth Group Art Exhibition, Saudi Art and Culture Society, Al-Hassa, K.S.A.

·     July 1998: Saudi Fine Art Exhibition, Arab World Institute, Paris, France.

·     1998: Fourteenth Saudi Contemporary Art Exhibition, Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     February 1998: Second show of the Solo Exhibition entitled “Memory in Dialogue”, French Embassy.  Riyadh, K.S.A.

·     December 1997: General Fine Art Exhibition of the Youth Welfare, Al-Hassa, K.S.A.

·     November 1997: AL Khobar Art Group Exhibition, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     October 1997: Eighth Art Exhibition of Al Jubail Sports Club, Al Jubail village, Al-Hassa, K.S.A.

·     May 1997: Solo Exhibition entitled “Memory in Dialogue”, Arabian Collections Gallery, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     April 1997: Third Fine Art Exhibition of the Ministry of Health, Eastern Province, AL Khobar, K.S.A.

·     September 1996: Group Exhibition of the Youth Welfare, Dammam, K.S.A.

·     June 1996: Solo Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     May 1996: Solo Exhibition, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     November 1995: Group Exhibition, Art Show and Contest, City of Pierrefonds. Quebec, Canada.

·     November 1995 - December 1995: Solo Exhibition, Festival “Image du Monde arabe”, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     September 1995: Solo Sculpture and Painting Exhibition, Festival “Le Rendez-Vous des Arts”, Ste-Geneviève, Quebec, Canada.

·     1989: Dhahran Art Group Exhibition, Dhahran, K.S.A.

·     1989: Group Exhibition, Dammam Art and Culture Society, Dhahran, K.S.A.



Websites With Works:


·     http://www.artistes-independants.fr/sdai/galerie-artistes/nggallery/galerie-des-artistes/buali-zahra


·     http://www.bibalex.org/attachments_en/Publications/Files/201204301616482924_artistbook.pdf


·     Almansouria


·         Wwol.is.asu.edu/stage.htm


          http://gallery.artistsbook.lt/artists-books/zahra-buali-lets-hold-the-moment/





Affiliations:


·     December 2015: Professional Member, RAAV, Quebec, Canada.

·     May 2015: Short-term Member, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     May 2015: Member, Claycrafters Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     1988-2013: Member, Bahrain Arts Society, Kingdom of Bahrain.

·     1995-1996: Friend Member, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     1990-1996: Member, Visual Arts Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

·     1989-1990: Friend Member, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

·     1988-1989: Member, Dhahran Art Group, Dhahran, K.S.A.

·     1989: Member, Eastern Province Women Artists Group, Dammam, K.S.A.




Collections:


          Public & Private collections in the K.S.A., Bahrain, U.A.E., Egypt, Iran, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, China,

          and Spain. Here is a partial list:


·     Shen Zhen Print Museum, Shen Zhen, China

·     Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

·     Hozeh Honari, Tehran, Iran

·     Almansouria Foundation, Jeddah, K.S.A.




Bibliography:


Artist's Books:


1.     “A Town's Fossil”, 2005. Collection of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt.

2.     “Let's Hold the Moment”, 2011.

3.     “Mirror”, 2013.

4.     “Meditation”, 2013.



Other Books:


1.     “International Women Artists”, Volume 2. Edited by Georgette London Owens. Published by Alliance of Women Artists, Greenbrae, California, 2001.

2.     “Art for All”, by Almansouria Foundation for Culture and Creativity, 2001.

3.     “Dareen Cultural Quarterly” # 24, published by Al Sharqiyah Cultural Club, 2012.