About

Born in Newark, NJ

Lives & works in New York City

Abbas is a visual artist from North Carolina.  He devotes his time studying color and creating work. He gathers inspiration from artists such as Celicy Brown, Cy Twombly, and Josef Albers.

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Education

2017 - M.F.A. in Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

2012 - B.F.A. in Studio Art with an Illustration Concentration, with Honors, at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (GPA 3.88)

Solo Exhibitions

2013 - Inside the Cave, Baku Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2012 - Patience, Mercury Studio Gallery, Durham, NC

2012 - Separate, Berkeley Art Gallery, Berkeley College, New York, NY

2012 - 4.27.12, Above Tipsy Teapot, Greenville, NC

Group Exhibitions

2018 - Right Behind the New Museum, New York, NY

2017 - Works on Paper, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2017 - Exhibition 1, Field Colony, Hoboken, NJ

2017 - Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY

2017 - Summer Exhibition, Matthew Flowers 

Contemporary, New York, NY

2017 - M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, The Lawrence & Josephine C. Wilkinson Hall, New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY

2017 - Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Arts, New, York, NY

2016 - Deck the Walls, The Lawrence & Josephine C. Wilkinson Hall, New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY

2016 - Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY

2015 - Deck the Walls, The Lawrence & Josephine C.Wilkinson Hall, New York Academy of Arts, New York, NY

2014 - Krampus, Baku Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2014 - Just Another Naked Monday, Gallery 22, Charlotte, NC

2013 - World of Art Showcase: International Fine Art Show, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

2012 - Holiday RAWk, RAW, Solas Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

2012 - The Schwa Show: National Juried Art Exhibition, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

2012 - Undergraduate Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2012 - On the Wall, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC 

2011 - Rebel 54, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

2011 - Prospectus, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

2011 - Painting Guild Show, Mendenhall, ECU, Greenville, NC 

2011 - Mendenhall November Show, Mendenhall, ECU, Greenville, NC

2011 - Undergraduate Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2011 - Italy Intensive Study Abroad Show, Burroughs Wellcome Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2010 - Rebel 53, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

2010 - Undergraduate Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2010 - The CO(LAB) An Exhibition of Mixed Media and Collaborative Artwork, Burroughs Wellcome Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2009 - Rebel 53, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC 

Awards

2011 - First Place, Mendenhall November Show, Mendenhall, ECU, Greenville, NC

                                

2011 - First Place in Painting & Drawing, and Third Place in Illustration, Rebel 54, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

2011 - First Place in Painting, Undergraduate Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2011 - Second Place, Painting Guild Show, Mendenhall, ECU, Greenville, NC

2011 - Third Place, On the Wall, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

2011 - Richard Steven Bean Memorial Scholarship in Communication Art, ECU, Greenville, NC

2010 ­- First Place in Drawing, Rebel 53, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

2010 ­- First Place in Drawing, Undergraduate Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

2010 ­- Richard Steven Bean Memorial Scholarship in Communication Art, ECU, Greenville, NC

2009 - First Place in Drawing, Rebel 52, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

Publications

2012 - Au Courant Magazine, story cover/profile, September Issue #4, Raleigh, NC

2012 - Rebel 54, images used: Quit, David vs. Goliath: Plant Your Feet, Venice: Shame, Greenville, NC  

2011 - Expression Magazine, Spring Issue #1, Greenville, NC

2011 - Expression Magazine, Spring Issue #2, Greenville, NC

2011 - Rebel 53, images used: Untitled, Greenville, NC          

2010 - Rebel 52, images used: Dead Man, Horse’s Skull, Greenville, NC

© 2019 by Omar Abbas.