Self portraits

Self portraits

Artist Resume

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:
2016    Dwelling - collaborative exhibit with Hassan Nor - Made Here MN - Represent, (Hennepin Theatre Trust) Minneapolis, MN
2015    Hey, Aren't You Somebody? - Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2014    Shalom / Nabad - Traffic Zone Center for Art, Minneapolis, MN
2013    Portraits & Proverbs - Susan Hensel Gallery ~ [window]
2013   Simultaneous Portraits - Frank & Pamela Gaard, Made Here, Block E, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
2012    Collaborative Exhibit - Pamela & Frank Gaard - Dual Portraits  - TuckUnder Projects, Minneapolis, MN
           Walker Art Center, (portrait) ~ Frank Gaard: Poison & Candy, Minneapolis, MN
2011    CO Exhibitions - portraits (in collaboration with Frank Gaard), Mpls, MN
2008   Frank and Pamela (Gaard) - Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
2002    Two Person exhibit with James Michael Lawrence - Flatland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            Two person exhibit with Cynthia Myerberg - West Liberty State College Gallery, West Liberty, WV

Select Group Exhibitions:
2015    Personal Best, MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
            Fight Like a Mother, Color Wheel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014    Self & Others, Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            Made Here - Somali Museum Pop-up Gallery, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
            MN Creates, MN State Capitol, St Paul, MN
2013    Dream Weavings - Interpretations Through Collaborations -  Sabes JCC, Minneapolis, MN
2011    Château de Tours Exhibition - Hennes Art Company, Minneapolis, MN
            The Northside Remembered - Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN
            The Arts of Community - Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010    Selichot, Temple Israel  - Minneapolis, MN
            Foot in the Door - Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2008    The Quilted Surface IV - QSDS Invitattional - Ross Museum of Art, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
2005    Textile 05 - Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
            Art Quilt Art -  Galerie Hori, Konstanz, Germany
            MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, St. Paul, MN
            Art Quilt Art - International Invitational Exhibition- University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
            Art on the Plains 7 – Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND (catalogue)
2003    Textile Center of MN, Minneapolis, MN
2001    Lore Degenstein Gallery, Sulinsgrove, Pennsylvania
            University of Alaska Art Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska
2001 - 04  The Spirit of the Midwest in American Art, Art in Embassies Program, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001    Visible Fringe, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            Nothing New, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            University of Alaska Art Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska
2000    Bead International, SE Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
1999    Fiberarts International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
            Materials Hard and Soft, The Center for Visual Art, Denton, TX

2016   Third Place Gallery -- Hassan Nor, Kaaha Nasteexo, and Aishah Mohamed - a night of art and poetry, Minneapolis, MN
2015   Hennepin History Museum -- eight Somali elder weavers exhibit kebed weaving made in nomadic tradition.

Professional Affiliations:
Board of Directors - Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum, Minneapolis,  MN, 2013- 2014
Board of Directors - TuckUnder Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2013- 2014