1936 Born in Al Quds (Jerusalem), Palestine.
1954-59 University of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Design.
1959-60 Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Master of Art in Painting.
1961-63 Indiana University, Bloomington, Master of Fine Arts in Painting.
1962-63 Indiana University, Bloomington, teaching assistant.
1963-64 University of Hawaii, Honolulu, instructor.
1964-66 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, assistant professor.
1966 University of Hawaii Summer Session, Honolulu, visiting lecturer.
1967-69 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, assistant professor.
1969-72 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, associate professor.
1972-82 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, visiting lecturer, 1972-73, associate professor 1973-76, associate professor adjunct 1976-82.
1985-86 University of Hawai, visiting artist.
1990 University of South Florida, Tampa, visiting professor for one semester.
1989-91 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, adjunct professor part time.
1997 BirZeit University, Palestine, visiting artist for 3 weeks.
SELECTED ONE ARTIST SHOWS
1971 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago.
1972 Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
1978 Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York.
1983 Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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, Beirut, Lebanon.
2000 Sakakini Art Center, Ramallah, Palestine.
2000 Skoto Gallery, New York.
2001 Artim Gallery, Strasbourg, France.
2003 Internation Center of Bethlehem.
2004 Agial Gallery, Beirut.
2007 Agial Gallery, Beirut.
2008 Ayyam Gallery, Damascus.
2009 Ayyam Gallery, Dubai.
2010 Ayyam Gallery, Beirut.
2011 Ayyam Gallery, Dubai.
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS of kinetic paintings
1993 & 1994 FISEA (Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art) Minneapolis then Philadelphia.
1994 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
1995 Poetry Project, New York.
1997 Galerie le Pont, Aleppo, Syria.
1997 Galerie Atassi, Damascus, Syria.
1997 Darat al funun, Amman, Jordan.
1997 Sakakini Art Center, West Bank, Palestine.
1997 Philadelphia College of Art; Pennsylvania.
1998 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
1998 Lincoln Center, New York .
2004 Skoto Gallery, New York.
2006 Bridge Gallery, 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.
1979 Palestinian Artists Oriental Museum, Moscow.
1981 Palestinske Kunstnere (Palestinian Artists), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
1980 Festival of Greater Hartford Invitational, Civic Center, Connecticut.
1982/83 On Trial: Yale School of Art, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York.
1983 Halaby and McClelland, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York.
1985 The Spectrum Show, Hudson Center Gallery, New York.
1985 Tamarind: 25 Years, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Curated by Marjorie Devon and traveled under auspices of the Art Museum Association of America.
1985 The Book Show, Tossan Tossan Gallery, New York.
1989 Tercera Bienal de la Habana '89, Cuba.
1990-91 Hilo International Exhibition, Works on Paper, Univ. of Hawaii.
1991 Digitized and Manipulated, Sangre De Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado.
1994 Forces of Change, National Museum of women, Washington, DC.
1999 World Artists at the Millenium Elizabeth Foundation, UN lobby, NYC.
2001 Abstract Image Makers Bradley University, Illinois.
2001 Rhythms from Palestine Musee du Chateau Dufresne, Montreal.
2002 Williamsburg Bridges Palestine 2002 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York.
2002 The 13th Afro-Asian, Latin-American Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum sponsored by JAALA Japan AfroAsian latin American Artists Association.
2003 Made In Palestine, The Station, Houston, Texas.
2004 Stop The Wall, 5th Artists Against the Occupation, Chikyudo Gallery, Tokyo 2005 Made in Palestine, SomArts, San Francisco.
2005 Made in Palestine, T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont.
2006 Made in Palestine, The Bridge gallery, New York.
2006 Three Arab Painters, Bridge Gallery, New York.
2007 WAH Center, Brooklyn, New York.
2008 Ayyam Gallery, Dubai.
2009 Phillips De Pury & Company Gallery, Perspectives: Arab & Iranian Modern Masters, London.
2009 Women Forward, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Group show, Area Gallery, Paris.
2009 Paléstine la creation dans tous ses états Institut Du Monde Arab, Paris.
2009 Lexicon of Color, Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem, Palestine.
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
Alternative Museum, New York.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
The British Museum, London, England.
Darat Al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan.
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan.
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Guggenheim Museum, New York and Abu Dhabi.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris, France.
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Memphis State University Art Collection, Memphis, Tennessee.
Michigan State University Museum, East Landing, Michigan.
Mudeum of Modern Arab Art, Doha, Qatar.
The National Museum of Jordan, Amman, Jordan,
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
Nelson Rockhill Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa.
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
Tamarind Lithography Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.
University of Michigan, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Yale University Gallery, New Haven Connecticut.
The Jane Voorheese immerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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.
Moberg, Ulf Thomas. 1998. Palestinian Art, Almquist and Wiksell, Uppsala, pgs 72-85.
Goodman, Jonathan. December 2000.
Samia Halaby at Skoto, Art in America, pg 125.
Munasrah, Izzidin Al. 2003. Encyclopedia of Palestinian Visual Art in the 20th Century, Dar Majdalawi Publishing, Jordan, Pgs 395-399.
Bartelt, Dana. Spring 2004.
Land and Liberation, Eye Magazine and the International Review of Graphic Design, Vol. 13, pgs 54-59.
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. Nov 29, 2004.
Painting, Politics and Palestine, The Daily Star, Lebanon.
Samia Halaby and the Rhythm of Color Spaces, Al Nahar.
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.
Samia Halaby Capturing the Roots of Resistance, Canvas magazine, 2006, vol 2, issue 1, p 98 -107.
Reem Fadda, Editor, Palestinian Women Artists, Palestinian Art Court, al Hoach, 2007, p 12, 179-182m.
Oweis, Fayeq S. Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut and London, 2007, p 141-144.
Al Haj, Fatme.
Tajribat Samia Halaby (Experience of Samia Halaby), Al-Arabi, number 590, January 2008, pages 104-109 (ISSN:S258-394).
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.