b. 1992, Shawnee, KS
living in Los Angeles, CA

Education

2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fiber, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Select Exhibitions

2019
Art Marks the Spot, Makerville Studio in conjunction with DesertX, Mountain Center, CA*

2018
CORE 2018: Defining Ourselves, Able ARTS Work Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Textile Arts | Los Angeles Residency Closing Reception, Helms Design Center, Culver City, CA
4th Annual ARTifact Community Arts Festival, ARTifact Forum & Gallery, Hawthorne, CA
Love: A Group Show, Los Angeles County Store, Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

2017
South Bay Focus 2017, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
12 x 12 Juried Exhibition, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Art of Water, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2015
The Journey, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Artists Coalition’s 2015 Undergraduate College Student Exhibition, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Art Institute 2015 Annual BFA Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2014
Toward an Ideology, Destination Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Pieced Together, curated by Danny Orendorff, Warehouse Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Access Alumni Exhibition, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, MO

Relevant Experience

March 2018–Present
Content Manager & Emerging Artists Program Coordinator
Textile Arts | Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
– Update website content, including TA|LA events and related textile events in the community
– Organize events for Emerging Artists program

October 2015–March 2018
Gallery Manager
Branch Gallery, Inglewood, CA
– Organize programming and curate exhibitions
– Manage workshop schedule for gallery and The Knitting Tree, L.A.

September 2016–February 2018
Studio Assistant
Tanya Aguiñiga Studio, Los Angeles, CA
– Assist with completing commissioned works

Residencies

August 2018–September 2018
Textile Arts | Los Angeles Artist Residency
Helms Design Center, Culver City, CA

July 2015
Order of the Third Bird
Mildred's Lane, Narrowsburg, NY

Awards

2018
First Place in the Visual Art Category at the ARTifact Community Arts Showcase

2017
Artist of the Month: September, Hawthorne Arts Complex, Hawthorne, CA

2015
Karen W. Gould Fiber Department Project Award

2013
Textile Society of America Scholarship for The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. Fall Symposium

Publication

2018
”Studio Visit: Aneesa Shami,” Arcadia Weekly, November 12, 2018; Monrovia Weekly, November 12, 2018; Pasadena Independent, November 12, 2018.

"Textile Artist Aneesa Shami Partners with Helms Bakery to Host Open Studio + Workshops," Maiden LA, August 2018.

"Emerging Artists Showcase 2018," curated by Marcia Young, Fiber Art Now Magazine, Spring 2018.

2017
"Hawthorne Arts Complex Open Studio,"  Christina Campodonico, Argonaut News, July 12, 2017.