1936 Born in Al Quds (Jerusalem), 1963 Graduated Indiana University, M.A..
SELECTED ONE ARTIST SHOWS of static paintings
1971 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago.
1972 Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
1978 Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York.
1988 Tossan-Tossan Gallery, New York City (also in 1983).
1995 Darat Al-Funun, Amman, Jordan.
1997 Galerie Atassi, Damascus, & Galerie le Pont, Aleppo.
1999 Agial Gallery, also 2004 and 2007, Beirut, Lebanon.
2000 Skoto Gallery, New York.
2001 Artim Gallery, Strasbourg, France.
2008 Ayyam Gallery, Damascus. 2009 and 2011 Dubai, 2010 Beirut.
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS of kinetic paintings
1993 & 1994 FISEA (Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art) Minneapolis then Philadelphia.
1994 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
1997 Philadelphia College of Art; Pennsylvania.
1998 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
1998 Lincoln Center, New York.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
1973 American Drawing, Yale University Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
1975 Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York City.
1977 Group Show, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City.
1977 Contemporary American Printmaking, Indiana University Art Museum.
1981 Palestinske Kunstnere (Palestinian Artists), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
1980 Festival of Greater Hartford Invitational, Civic Center, Connecticut.
1983 Halaby and McClelland, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York.
1989 Tercera Bienal de la Habana '89, Cuba.
1994 Forces of Change, National Museum of women, Washington, DC.
2001 Rhythms from Palestine Musee du Chateau Dufresne, Montreal.
2003 Made In Palestine, The Station, Houston, Texas.
2006 Made in Palestine, The Bridge gallery, New York.
2007 Women Foreward, WAH Center, Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Paléstine la creation dans tous ses états Institut Du Monde Arab, Paris.
SELECTED PUBLISHED PAPERS
Nature, Reality and Abstract Picturing, Leonardo, Volume 20, Issue 3, 1987.
Pictures in Computer Medium, Proceedings of the 9th SCAN (Small Computers in the Arts) Conference, 1989, pgs 100 to 105.
Technology, Abstraction, and Kinetic Painting, FISEA (Fourth International Symposium of Electronic Arts) Papers, November 1993, pgs 57-66.
The Subject of Palestine, DePaul University Museum catalog, February 24-May 6, 2005.
The Pictorial Arts of Jerusalem During the First Half of the 20th Century, Jerusalem Interrupted Modernity and colonial Transformation 1917-Present, edited by Lena Jayyusi, Interlink Publishing, Northampton, Main.
Samia A. Halaby, Liberation Art of Palestine. H.T.T.B. Publications, 2002.
SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana; The Guggenheim Museum, New York and Abu Dhabi, NY; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii; Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris, France; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha, Qatar; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Tamarind Lithography Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Yale University Gallery, New Haven Connecticut.
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Brown, Gordon. May-June 1973.
Review: Samia Halaby at Spectrum Gallery, Arts Magazine, pg 74.
Teghrarian, Salwa. Oct 1984.
A Conversation with Samia Halaby, Arab Perspectives, pgs 28-31.
Goodman, Jonathan. May 1988.
Review: Samia Halaby, Arts Magazine, pg 89.
Thomas, Helen. Sept. 1978.
Review: Samia Halaby at Marilyn Pearl Gallery, Arts Magazine.
Goodman, Jonathan. December 2000.
Samia Halaby at Skoto, Art in America, pg 125.
Artner, Alan G. April 14, 2005. "Palestine Struggles are 'The Subject'," Chicago Tribune, pg 3.
Glaser, Milton and Ilie, Mirko. 2005. The Design of Dissent Rockport Publishers, Inc. Gloucester, Massachusettes.
Zarur, Kathy. September 2006.
Looking at the Levant, Art in America, pgs 154-157.
Reem Fadda, Editor, Palestinian Women Artists, Palestinian Art Court, al Hoach, 2007, pages 12, 179-182m.
Abstraction toute! Entretien avec Ola Abdallah, arearevue)s(,
issue number 19-20 September 2009. p 86-90.
Inea Bushnaq and Samia Halaby, Samia Halaby, Fine Arts Publishing, Beirut. 149 pages, 205 color plates.
Farhat, Maymanah, Samia Halaby, Ayyam Publishing, Damascus, 2010, 384 pages, 435 color plates.