Salma Arastu

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Salma Arastu (born 1950, Rajasthan, India) is an Indian artist, living in North America.[1][2][3][4][5] Arastu is a native of Rajasthan and had a masters in fine arts from MS University in Baroda.[1] Arastu's main mediums include clay sculpture, paper mache, and print work. She has also worked extensively with calligraphy and produces greeting cards for the American Muslim community.[6] Arastu has been exhibiting her paintings for over last thirty years in India, Iran, Kuwait, Germany and the United States, having more than thirty solo and group exhibitions.[3][5][7] Furthermore, her work has been placed in many museums around world for example, "State Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA" and "Museum Of Modern Art, Hyderabad, India".[2][8] Her exhibitions have been held in notable places e.g. "Stanford Art Spaces", Stanford University, "art Museum", Radford University,[9][10][11] and she has earned several awards for her work.[2]

Selected solo exhibition[edit]

Salma Arastu has had more than thirty solo exhibitions and even many more group exhibitions.[2][3][8][12] Some of her selected solo exhibitions are following.

  • 2006 September: Artjaz Gallery in Philadelphia, PA[2][13]
  • 2005 September: The Hope Horn Gallery Scranton University, Scranton PA[2][14]
  • 2005 April: Penn State University gallery at Berks campus Reading PA
  • 2005 February: Radford University Art Museum, Radford University, Radford,VA[9]
  • 2004 May: The Art Alliance, Cornwell, Upstate New York
  • 2004 April: Gelabert Studios Gallery, New York, NY[1][2]
  • 2003 April: Artjaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA[2][13]
  • 2003 April: Black Cultural Center, Lafayette College, and Easton, PA[15]
  • 2002 May: Barns and Noble, Broadway, New York
  • 2002 April: Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA
  • 2000 September: ArtJaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 June: Sweet cream cafe gallery, Strousburg, PA
  • 2000 An Invitational exhibition of paintings and six-week residency program in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany. 15 March 2000 to the end of April 2000.
  • 1999 Reading Art Museum. Reading, PA[16]
  • 1998 Art Gallery De Art Magic, Easton, PA
  • 1998 Art Heritage, New Delhi, India
  • 1998 A Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997 The Gallery at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
  • 1997 Hub Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
  • 1993 Design Accent, Allentown, PA.
  • 1992 Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA.
  • 1992 Powers Art Gallery, East Strousburg University, PA.
  • 1991 Fine Arts Commission, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem, PA.
  • 1989 Springer Gallery, Allentown, PA.
  • 1989 DuBois Gallery & Display Cases Maginnes Hall, Lehigh University,
  • 1989 John's United Church of Christ, Kutztown, PA. East Penn Emerging Art 1986 Boushari Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
  • 1984 British Council Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
  • 1981 Kala Bhavan Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
  • 1979 Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 1978 Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1977 Art Gallery, Hotel Intercontinental, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1976 Kala Bhavan Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
  • 1975 Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad, India.
  • 1973 Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Calcutta, India.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bio: Salma Arastu". Archived from the original on 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Indo-American Arts Council". Indo-American Arts Council. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  4. ^ "SAWCC: Shaken and Stirred Visual Arts". Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b "South Asian Women's Creative Collection". Retrieved 2007-04-23. [dead link]
  6. ^ Moore, Haddad, Smith (2006) p. 139
  7. ^ "Women's Caucus for Art: Northern California Chapter". Archived from the original on 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Biography: Salma Arastu". Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  9. ^ a b "RU Museum Current Exhibitions". Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  10. ^ "SAS Exhibition". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  11. ^ "illustration & Paintings, Stanford Galleries, San Jose Mercury News". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  12. ^ "Event showcases Islam artists, poets, musicians". Daily Targum. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  13. ^ a b "Art Jaz Gallery - Salma Arastu". artjaz. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  14. ^ "The University of Scranton- The hope Horn Gallery". Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  15. ^ "Work by Five Women Artists on Display at Black Cultural center". Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  16. ^ "Reading Public Museum: Discovery Through Art, Science and Civilization". Reading Public Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 


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