Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love-Rumi.   EBRU PRESENTATIONS   Forthcoming Mar 2019, “The Art of Ebru”, R. B. Tullis Library, New Caney, TX  Nov 2018, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston  Nov 2018, Islamic Art Society of Houston, 5th Annual Art Festival, Houston  Sept 2018, “The Art of Ebru”, ISNA’s 55th Annual Convention, George Brown Convention Center, Houston  May 2018, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston  May 2018, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston  Oct 2017, Orrick Law Firm's 9th Annual Dive/In-A day of Inclusion, Celebration and Education, Houston  May 2017, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston  May, Sept 2017, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston  May 2016, 2017, AsiaFest, Asia Society, Houston  Oct 2015, Nov 2016, Islamic Art Society of Houston, 2nd & 3rd Annual Art Festival, Houston  Nov 2014, May 2016, Raindrop House Turkish Cultural Center, Houston

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love-Rumi.

EBRU PRESENTATIONS

Forthcoming Mar 2019, “The Art of Ebru”, R. B. Tullis Library, New Caney, TX

Nov 2018, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston

Nov 2018, Islamic Art Society of Houston, 5th Annual Art Festival, Houston

Sept 2018, “The Art of Ebru”, ISNA’s 55th Annual Convention, George Brown Convention Center, Houston

May 2018, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston

May 2018, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston

Oct 2017, Orrick Law Firm's 9th Annual Dive/In-A day of Inclusion, Celebration and Education, Houston

May 2017, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston

May, Sept 2017, “The Art of Ebru - painting on the surface of water”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston

May 2016, 2017, AsiaFest, Asia Society, Houston

Oct 2015, Nov 2016, Islamic Art Society of Houston, 2nd & 3rd Annual Art Festival, Houston

Nov 2014, May 2016, Raindrop House Turkish Cultural Center, Houston

SHAHEEN J RAHMAN

Shaheen enjoys the water-based medium known as “Ebru”, the ancient Turkish art of paper-marbling.  This fascinating technique involves painting on the surface of water using a stylus, as well as combs and rakes. Exquisite patterns can be made with these tools which can include stylized flora and fauna. The painting is then transferred onto paper.  Shaheen also likes to incorporate Arabic calligraphy into her Ebru for a wider variety of expression through this medium. 

Her Ebru art work has been on display at various venues around Houston including Cloisters Gallery, Houston City Hall, Harambee Art Gallery, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Harris County Public Library Branches including Kingwood, Freeman, Barbara Bush, and Octavia Fields, and Watercolor Society of Houston.  She likes to share her love for the art of Ebru and has conducted Ebru demonstrations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Asia Society, Pearl Fincher Museum, Watercolor Society of Houston, Islamic Art Society of Houston’s Annual Art Festivals, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, and the Raindrop House Turkish Cultural Center in Houston.

Her gallery of artwork can be viewed on her Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Studio-Art-by-Shaheen-1609639342622508/

ART EXHIBITIONS

Dec 2018, Group Exhibit,Islamic Arts Society, Kingwood Branch Library, Houston

Sept 2018, Group Exhibit, Islamic Arts Society, ISNA 55TH Annual Convention, George Brown Convention Center, Houston

May-June 2018, Group Exhibit, “A Dialog in Art”, Houston Public Library, Houston

May 2018, Solo Exhibit, “A Journey with Ebru”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston

July-Aug 2017, Group Exhibit, “Arts of the Islamic World”,    Houston City Hall

May 2017, Group Exhibit, Islamic Arts Society of Houston, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston

March 2017, Juried Group Exhibit, “Abundant”, John Runnels, Juror, Cloisters Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

Dec 2016-Feb 2017, Group Exhibit, “Houston Women Artists on the Creative Path”, Harambee Art Gallery, Houston        

Oct 2016, Group Exhibit, Islamic Arts Society of Houston, Barbara Bush Branch-Harris County Public Library, Cypress

Sept 2016, Group Exhibit, Islamic Arts Society of Houston, Octavia Fields Branch-Harris County Public Library, Humble

July-Sept 2016, Group Exhibit, “Transcendental Inspirations”, Islamic Arts Society of Houston group, Pearl Fincher Museum, Houston

Aug 2016, Group Exhibit, “One Foot at a Time-Houston Women on the Creative Path”, Houston City Hall, Houston

Jun-Aug 2016, Solo Exhibit, “The Art of Ebru”, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Houston