NADIA HAJI OMAR


Nadia Haji Omar
's paintings and works on paper explore the intersection of language and abstract painting.  Inspired by an ongoing research of scripts that include Sinhalese, Tamil, Arabic, and French, her intricate imagery combines inventive linguistic characters with references to landscape, mapping, and textile patterning.  Haji Omar received a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and a BA from Bard College.  Her works have been discussed in New York Magazine/Vulture, and Hyperallergic, among other publications, and are included in the collections of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, and the Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO, among others.

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The Edge Effect: International Juried Exhibition (group exhibition)
curated by Akili Tommasino
Katonah Museum of Art
June 30 - September 22

The Edge Effect describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and a forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. The Katonah Museum of Art recognizes that a museum creates a similar environment where works from artists with diverse backgrounds and locations are brought together to foster dialogue and spark creativity. Just as a border area is teeming with life, an exhibition can be a fertile place of ideas and images.


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Nadia Haji Omar

Jerry Saltz
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 30, 2018
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Nadia Haji Omar’s Multicultural Cartography

John Yau
Hyperallergic
May 20, 2018
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