Sahar Hasan is a Yemeni American artist, curator and art projects specialist based in New York with a Master in fine arts NY. She has received several local and international art awards, and she is the first Yemeni artist to receive a certificate of honor from New York state for her achievements in the field of arts.
Oil painting “ Do You See Me” - Florida
For the first time in art world, an art exhibition on a cruise ship.
26th June 2022
Sailing in Yemeni arts on the banks of Mramara sea, bosphoruson.
Directed by Gül Rengi, Saja Jana
Sponsored by Qamaria for Arts
2020 TEFL/TESOL advanced 120 hour course. Global Language Training
2019 MFA, Brooklyn College New York. USA
2019 TEFL advanced 120 hour course Full Circle, USA
2018 Management And leadership courses, New York, USA
2018 Art Business Courses, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, USA
2014 International IBT certificate, Yemen America Language Institute, Yemen
BA Bachelor of Arts GPA: 3.94 Sana’a university.Yemen
Sahar has been involved in art since an early age. She worked as an assistant professor of water photography at Brooklyn College, she coordinated art exhibitions in New York and evaluated art works for two art competitions in Yemen. She opened 4 solo shows and participated in over 50 group shows and biennales in USA, Yemen, Dubai, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, France, Bangladesh and Algeria as well as many virtual galleries.
She masters different mediums and techniques, but she often uses oil paints with some additions of acrylic paints, stained glasses as a reference to “ Qamaria, the windows of the moon”, and ancient fabrics. Most of her works show a harmonious combination of both realism and abstraction. Her preferred subject matters are mostly horses and portraits of people wearing traditional fabrics using her art to narrate their interesting stories and getting their voices heard as well as presenting the aesthetic aspects of Yemen.
Sahar added an interaction of both texts and traditional patterns, combining her love for both drawing and handwriting and striving to manifest the knowledge and beauty of the Arabic calligraphy, Yemen architecture and ancient cultures. This energetic application of a combination of colors, patterns and letters ties it all together presenting the story behind the painting as well as keeping a sense of vagueness to be interpreted by the viewer’s imagination.
2022 Sailing, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 Studio Show, Boylan Hall. New York, USA
2013 Innovative Experiences 2, Sheba Hotel.Yemen
2012 Innovative Experiences, Cultural House. Sana’a, Yemen
Yemen Art Gallery, YAMA office Bay Ridge, New York, USA 12.12.2021
“International Arab Forum 7” Cairo, Egypt December 2022
”Aslaf Art Exhibition“ Riyadh , KSA - May 2023
” 100 Stars” Washingto, USA - coming soon
2023 Embrace Our Difference Art Exhibitio, Sarasota, Florida Januar-May 2023
2022 International Arab Artist Forum 7, 2022 ( as a participant and ambassador of the forum)
2022 “International Exhibition of Contemporary Arab Art” Open exhibition around the world, August
2022 “ Qatar International Art Festival” , Doha, Qatar 25-30 September 2022
2022 “Spring 2022 artist virtual gallery”, Artsy Shark. May 2022
2022 “Personal Structures,” Meadows Mask Art,” Reflections” Venice Biennale, Palazzo Mora, Italy. April 23-November 23.
2022 La France et Ana, Doubs, France.
2021 Yemen Art Exhibition. YAMA office, Bay Ridge. New York, USA
2021 Cultural Festival of Miniatures and Decorative Arts Show, Palace of
Cultural Abdel Karim Dali, Tlemcen, Algeria
2021 “Silver Jubilee” group virtual art exhibition
2021 Gül Rengi Art group exhibition, Tayyare Kültür Merkezi. Istanbul, Turkey.
2021 International Arab Artists Forum, Opera House. Cairo, Egypt.
2020 Gül Rengi Art group exhibition, Tayyare Kültür Merkezi. Bursa, Turkey.
2020 All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time online art gallery
2020 The first international Virtual art exhibition, Libya.
2020 International Arab Artists Forum, Cairo, Egypt.
2019 Group art show, Brooklyn College. New York, USA
2018 Group Show, Apostles gallery. New York, USA
2018 Spring Art Show, BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalitions gallery.
New York, USA
2017 Women in Arts Chelsea group gallery, Apostles Gallery. New York, USA
2017 Fall Pier Art Show, BWAC. New York, USA
2017 Charity art show, Islamic Relief Organization. New York, USA
2017 Spring Art Show, BWAC. New York, USA
2015 Small works show, 440 gallery. New York, USA
2013 Group Art Exhibition, Al-Sabeen Park. Yemen
2013 Sea of Talents show, CLP-USAID Mövenpick hotel. Sana’a, Yemen
Plus various group shows in Yemen from 2004-2013 in many venues such
Sheba Hotel,Yemeni Cultural House,22 May Hall,Sana’a University..etc
2023 “ Embrace Our Differences “ Award, Florida USA
2022 Achievement certificate, Gül Rengi, Istanbul Turkey
2022 Achievement certificate, Baskan Mehmet Mazi, Istabul Council member
2022 Art Grant,PAFA Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
2022 Best artistic personality for 2021, Gül Rengi Art association.Bursa, Turkey
2021 Achievement Certificate in the field of arts, from New York State.
2020 Merit Award, “All Women” Art Exhibition, Light Space Time.
2020 Art Grant, Brooklyn College, Art Department
2017 Jury choice award, BWAC gallery. New York, US
2015 People’s Choice Award, 440 art gallery. New York, USA
2012 Sea of Talents art competition award, CLP-USAID. Sana’a, Yemen
2010 The Great Cultural competition winner in fine art, Sana’a University. Yemen
2009 The Great Cultural competition winner in fine art, 2nd Sana’a university
2004 Achievemen Certificate for coordinating an art event from Saudi Arabia Embassy.
Sahar Hasan established an artistic project called “Qamaria for Arts” to support Yemeni artists who cannot travel to showcase their works under the principle "Your Art is Your Passport". She launched this project by curating the first Yemeni art exhibition in New York in 2021.
2022 Certificate of Participation as a researcher in the International Conference of Visual Arts, Arab association of arts.
2021 Achievement certificate and medal, International Arab Forum 6, Egypt
2021 Achievement certificate and trophy, Gül Rengi Art association. Turkey
2021 Achievement certificate as one of the best artistic personalities for 2021
2020 Achievement certificate and trophy, International Arab Forum. Egypt 5
2020 Achievement certificate and medal,Gül Rengi Art association. Turkey
2017 Online Photography courses,Shaw academy
2014 Diploma in graphic design (Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign). Sana’a, Yemen
2013 Certificate for evaluating artworks and coordinating art competition, Sana’a schools art competition, Sana’a Yemen.
NOAP, February 2023
The Arab Forum for Arts, since August 2021
TedX speaker, Old but Gold Conference, July 1st, 2021, Sana’a, Yemen
Ambassador of the International Arab Artists Forum, Cairo Egypt since 2019
BWAC gallery (09/2017-12/2018) New York, USA.
Bader Foundation for Development (2011-2012) Sana’a, Yemen.
“ Meet Sahar Hasan” Shoutout Colorado, April 18th, 2023
“ Sahar Hasan” Create Magazine, November, 2022 issue #33
Interview with Voyage Denver October 4, 2022
Interview with New York Parrot, September 2023
Interview with Yemenia Airways Magazine. June 2022 - issue no 50
“ A Ship Carrying beautiful Art Works about Yemen”, Ahmed Alnajar, Alarabiya. June 28th 2022
Artsy Shark, Artist Showcase, May 2022
Sawt Alamal - Voice of Hope, Visual artist, Sahar Hasan Al-louthai: Through Art, I present Yemen to the World, Abduljalil Alsalami, April 7, 2022
Interview with Yemen TV channel, February 27, 2022
Alarabiya news, A Yemeni artist addresses the world from America; Listen carefully to Yemen, Ahmed Alnajar, February 21, 2022
Bwabtk Alarabiya, a Yemeni artist draws the world's attention watch some of her distinguished works, February 22, 2022
Yemen Future news and media websites, A Yemeni artist calls the world to listen well to the arts of her ancient country, February 23, 2022
Interview with Aljaleya TV, A special interview, today's guest of Yemeni origin, combined fine art and journalism, January 3rd, 2022
Interview with Yemen Shabab TV channel, the artist Sahar Al-lawdhaeai is a guest on “ Good Morning” ptogram, December 26, 2021
Radio Free Bay Ridge, Audio Interview, December 21, 2021
Yemeni Expatriates Donia, The creative artist, Sahar Al-lawdharai, curated an art exhibition in New York, with the participation of a group of Yemeni artists, Abdulrahman Bishr, December 21, 2021
Youm7 newspaper, Art stars from the Gulf participate with wonderful paintings in the "Silver Jubilee" of fine arts in Al-aqsar, Ahmed Morei, December 21, 2021
Almasryalyoum, Al-aqsar for Arts gathers Arab artists in the silver jubilee of the college, Mohammed Alsamkori, December 15 2021
Almughtareb channel, Covering the 1st Fine Art Exhibition in New York, December 20, 2021
NewsYemen, 30 artists paint Yemen in the first Yemeni plastic exhibition in American history, Farooq Thabet, November 27,2021
TedX Sana’a publication, Tedx website, Sahar Hasan, July 2021
LaaMedia newspaper, An interview with the immigrant artist Sahar Hasan, Nashwan Damaj, October 27, 2020
9th All Women Exhibition, LightSpace Time, January 31, 2020
Alyaqyn newspaper, Sahar Hasan a Yemeni translator who won two art awards in USA, August 18, 2019
Yemeni Expat Women, Sahar Hasan, Dr.Arwa Aleryani, June 209, 2019
An interview with Alghad channel, Soft Hands program with Arwa Rajeh, February 17, 2019
Fall Pier Art Shows Catalogue, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 2017
Small Art Show catalogue, 440 Gallery, December 2015
National Yemen newspaper, Sahar’s Painting Reflects Current Situation in Yemen, Tamjid Alkohali, April 13, 2015