Riad Miah is an artist, curator, and educator who lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, White Box Gallery, deluxe projects, Rooster Contemporary Art, Life on Mars Gallery, Mayson Gallery, and Simon Gallery. Riad’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including Budapest, Belgium, New Jersey, Ohio, Chicago, and New York. He has participated in several artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten (HISK) and is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the NY Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in painting and Germination Europe (Germany). He has also been nominated/semi-finalist for the following: Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Rema Hort-Mann Award, and the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting. He has been a professor of art at various colleges and universities including School of Visual Arts, New York Arts Program, Parsons The New School for Design, and The Ohio State University. Miah has presented artist talks on his work at Sarah Lawrence College, Dartmouth College, Virginia Commonwealth Uiversity, National Arts Club, and Princeton University. Riad Miah holds an M.F.A from Ohio State University and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. Miah’s works are included in private, university, and corporate collections, nationally and internationally. In 2016 he will hold a solo exhibition at Simon Gallery, a two-person show at Anderson Contemporary, and will be in a group exhibition at Lesley Heller Workspace that will feature works by Sol LeWitt and other artist titled Splotch. Riad Miah’s work is represented by Simon Gallery.
Art Forum is a series of lectures and presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians, and curators. Through exposing students to the experiences of international artists and members of the global arts community, this course intends to introduce students to the creative process, different philosophies of art, and the role of art in private and public life.