b. 1992, KS
living in Los Angeles, CA


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

CORE 2020: Defining Ourselves, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Hard Mud, Soft Thread, juried by Carrie Burckle, The Loft, Long Beach, CA
Craft Revolution, juried by Staci Steinberger, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Art Marks the Spot, Makerville Studio in conjunction with DesertX, Mountain Center, CA

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, juried by Peggy Sivert Zask, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

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

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

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


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


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

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

Karen W. Gould Fiber Department Project Award

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


“Aneesa Shami: Material Lexicon,” The Common Thread, March 6, 2019, web.

”New DesertX experience: Fiber artists are weaving together a ‘window to the sky,’” Ashley Breeding, Desert Sun, January 28, 2019, web.

“X Marks the Spot,” Ashley Breeding, DESERT magazine, February 2019, print.

”Studio Visit: Aneesa Shami,” Jeff Davis, Arcadia Weekly, November 12, 2018.

“Studio Visit: Aneesa Shami,” Jeff Davis, Monrovia Weekly, November 12, 2018.

“Studio Visit: Aneesa Shami,” Jeff Davis, 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.

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