ALYSSA PHEOBUS MUMTAZ is an artist, educator and textile designer currently working between the greater Washington, DC area and London. Her work explores the intersections of abstraction, contemplativity and artisanship. Since 2010 her practice has been influenced by her experiences living and traveling in South Asia. Her projects are exhibited and collected internationally.

 

EDUCATION

2008      MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY

2004      BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017-18    Artist-in-Residence, Luce Center for Art and Religion, Washington, DC  

2016         John Anson Kittredge Fund Travel Grant, Varanasi, India

                  Printmaker-in-residence, Clo Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland 

2015-16     Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Travel Grant, Artist-in-residence, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India

                 Artist-in-residence, New City Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA

2015         Artist-in-residence, Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY 

                 Artist-in-residence, Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland 

2014         Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship

                 Artist-in-residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2013         Artist-in-residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2012         Artist-in-residence, La Caja Blanca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2011          Artist-in-residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2010         Artist-in-residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2009        NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking, Drawing and Book Arts

2008        Emerging Artist Workspace Residency, Dieu Donné, New York, NY

2006-7     Andrew Fisher Fellowship, Columbia University

                 LeRoy Neiman Printmaking Fellowship, Columbia University

2004       Marshall-Allison Travel Award, Yale University

                 Richard B. Sewall Prize for Scholarship in the Arts, Yale University

2003        Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale in Norfolk School of Art

                 John Boit Morse and Richter Travel Fellowships, Yale University

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2017   The Language of Objects, University of Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (on view through July 30)

           SOLO: Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (forthcoming)

2016    Sisters of the Moon, KMAC, Louisville, KY

  Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction, curated by Bridget Donlon, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial     Programs, Long Island City, NY 

            Stormy Days, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India

            SOLO: Stations, New City Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA

2015     India Art Fair, courtesy of Jhaveri Contemporary, New Delhi, India

            Permanent Exhibition, Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Pakistan

            Why Can't It Be Everlasting?, Tracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY

2014    SOLO: Ghosts of the Great HighwayTracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY

            SOLO: Active DoorJhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India  

            Art On Paper 2014, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC 

            On the Blue Shore of Silence, Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY

            Art Dubai, courtesy of Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE 

2013    Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, curated by Molly Rand and Pilar Vahey, Tracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY

            Art Los Angeles Contemporary, courtesy of Tracy Williams, LTD, Los Angeles, CA

            Illuminated Geographies: Pakistani Miniaturist Practice in the Wake of the Global Turn (featured in collaborative project with                 exhibition artist Murad Khan Mumtaz), curated by Justine Ludwig, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

2012     SOLO: ApparitionsLa Caja Blanca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 

             SOLO: HourglassTracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY 

             New Natural History, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 

2011      In Visible Ink, Court Square, Long Island City, NY 

            The Center Cannot Hold, Grey Noise, Lahore, Pakistan 

             India Art Summit, courtesy of Grey Noise, New Delhi, India 

            The Open Daybook Project, curated by David Earle, LACE, Los Angeles, CA 

2010    Looking Back: The Fifth White Columns Annual, curated by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, NY 

            Miami Art Basel, courtesy of Tracy Williams, LTD, Miami, FL 

            The Art of Captivity, Center Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY 

            New Language, Ogilvy & Mather, New York, NY 

            Philagraphika: New Prints Part II, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, PA

            Art Los Angeles Contemporary, courtesy of Tracy Williams, LTD, Los Angeles, CA

            New Prints: 2010/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY

2009   SOLO: To Have, HoldTracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY 

            SOLO: Lay in the ReinsBellwether, New York, NY 

            Workspace Program 2008-9: New work in handmade paper by emerging artists in residence, Dieu Donné, New York, NY 

            The Open, Deitch Projects, Long Island City, NY

            Desire, Holster Projects, London, UK

            Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds from a Failed Suicide, curated by Ajay Kurian, Gresham's Ghost, New York, NY

            In Search of the Miraculous, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID

            Nota Bene, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2008   Lost in Your Eyes, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

            The New Academy, Robert Lehman Art Center, North Andover, MA 

            Summer Mix Tape Volume One, Exit Art, New York, NY 

            Zero Zone, curated by David Hunt, Tracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY 

            Opportunity as Community: Artists Select Artists, Dieu Donné, New York, NY 

            Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY

            Face Forward, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2007   Text Messages, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2005   No Nouns Allowed (Drawing as a Verb), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


PRESS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

The Language of Objects (exhibition catalogue with curatorial essays), University of Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Spring 2017

2016

Donlon, Bridget. Curatorial essay: "Confluence/Influence: Mingei in Contemporary Abstraction." Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Autumn 2016

Yates, Joey. Curatorial essay: "Sisters of the Moon: Art and the Feminine Dimension." KMAC, Louisville, Winter 2016

Derby, Elizabeth. "Art as craft: the modern contemplation of ancient practices." C-ville Weekly, January 27, 2016

2014    

Featured in Top 100 Fall Shows, Modern Painters, October 2014

Bailey, Stephanie. "Trading Histories for Futures: A Report from Art Dubai and the Sharjah March Meeting." Ocula, March 25, 2014

Sorabjee, Deepika. "The art of repetition." Livemint, March 1, 2014

D'Mello, Rosalyn. "Shows that Matter." Artinfo India, February 17, 2014

Pal, Deepanjana. "Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz's Active Door." Going anon and on (blog), March 1, 2014.

2012     

Review of Hourglass, Solo exhibition at Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, Modern Painters, June 2012

Clar, Asun. "Maridajes Geograficos.” El Mundo, November 12, 2012

Valles, M. Elena. "La misteriosa inscripcion de Santa Eulalia se hace arte," Diaro de Mallorca, July 3, 2012

F. Mari. "Revisa La Historia." Diari de Ballears, July 3, 2012

Annotation: Active Compass, Triple Canopy, April 5, 2012

2011      

Origin, Departure, (in collaboration with Murad Khan Mumtaz), Triple Canopy, Issue 13

Raaj, Neelam. "Spotlight on young Pak talent," The Times of India, January 22, 2011

2010     

The Open Daybook (catalogue), edited by David P. Earle

Heinrich, Will. "Curation's Onslaught: White Columns Annual and Larry Poons," New York Observer, December 14, 2010

Charlesworth, J.J. "Edel Assanti/Jack Bell Gallery/Holster Projects," Time Out London, August 2010

"Under the Influence," interview in Tokion Magazine, April 2010 

d'Amecourt, Gilles. "ALAC Fair 2010," BOMBLog, February 8, 2010

2009     

Rosenberg, Karen. "Yes, There Still is Avant-Garde Art in Soho," New York Times, December 4, 2009

Étapes: 172, September 2009 

Brooklyn Review, Issue 26 

BLACK IS THE COLOR (Special Project), NYFA Current, May 2009

Nichols, Matthew. Review of Lay in the Reins, solo exhibition at Bellwether, New York. Art in America, April 2009

Cotter, Holland. "The Practice of Joy Before Death; It just would not be a party without you," New York Times, April 17, 2009

Doran, Anne. "The Practice of Joy Before Death; It just would not be a party without you," Time Out New York, April 2009

2008      

Coburn, Tyler. “The Rundown: Columbia University’s 2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Rhizome.org, May 14, 2008

Costello, Marie. The New Academy: 2008 Graduates of the Columbia University MFA Program (exhibition catalogue)

Withrow, Joel. “2008 Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Flavorpill, May 4, 2008

 

COLLECTIONS

US Department of State Art in Embassies Program, Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dieu Donné, New York, NY

Private collections in the US, India, UAE, UK and Spain

 

TEACHING

2012 - present     American University, Washington, DC - Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking/Drawing

2012 - 2016         University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - Adjunct Faculty, Drawing

2013                      Columbia University, New York, NY - Adjunct Faculty, Drawing 

                             George Mason University, Fairfax, VA - Adjunct Faculty, Drawing

2012 - 2013          George Washington University, Washington, DC - Adjunct Faculty, Painting/Design

2010 - 2011           National College of Arts, Lahore - Visiting Faculty, Graduate Tutor, MA Program in Visual Art

                             Beaconhouse National University, Lahore - Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design

2008                     Columbia University, New York, NY - Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking

2006 - 2007        Columbia University, New York, NY - Graduate Teaching Fellow, Printmaking