Visiting Artist: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Thursday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.Friday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Image of Kameelah Janan Rasheed sitting on a bench in front of a beige wall.

The Department of Printmedia and the Flaxman Library’s Special Collections Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection (with special support from the Service Bureau) are excited to present upcoming public events with visiting artist learner Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 

Public Lecture
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:30 pm
Printmedia Department, Room 203, 280 Columbus Drive 

Friday, October 28, 2022, 10 am 
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection Reading Room, Room 508, 37 S Wabash Ave
Please join us on Friday, October 28, 2022 in the library’s special collections reading room as we will be hosting the learner, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, who will lead a collaborative and chance driven workshop. All current SAIC students are welcome, but space is limited. Please email to register.

About the Artist
Kameelah Janan Rasheed (she/they) was born in East Palo Alto, CA. Rasheed lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MA in Secondary Social Studies Education from Stanford University (2008) and a BA in Public Policy from Pomona College (2006). She was an Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (2006–7).

Rasheed’s work has been exhibited nationally at the Brooklyn Museum; the New Museum; MASS MoCA; the Queens Museum; the Bronx Museum; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; the Brooklyn Public Library; and the Brooklyn Historical Society, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally at NOME; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Kunsthalle Wien; Bétonsalon Centre d'art et de recherche, Paris; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Artspace Peterborough; the 57th Venice Biennial; and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, among others. Her public installations have appeared at Ballroom Marfa; the Brooklyn Museum; For Freedoms x Times Square Art, New York; Public Art Fund, New York; Moody Center for the Arts, Houston; The California Air Resources Board; and several others.

Rasheed is the author of three artist’s books: An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019), No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019), and the digital publication Scoring the Stacks (Brooklyn Public Library, 2021). Her writing, including longform essays and interviews, has appeared in Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, Shift Space, Active Cultures, and The Believer.

She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts and a 2022 Creative Capital Awardee.

You can learn more about her practice in the Art 21 documentary (October 2021) or a recent interview in Art in America (July 2021).

Rasheed is the founder of Mapping the Spirit, a digital archive documenting how Black faith lives, shifts, and self-revises. She is also the owner and founder of Orange Tangent Study, a boutique consulting service that nurtures tentacular and transdisciplinary projects and provides microgrants to artists.