Resumé

Filza Ahmad

filzahmad85@gmail.com

Education
 
2009: BFA, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan
Major: Sculpture
Minor: Photography

2013:  Post-Baccalaureate Degree, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

2015: MFA Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Exhibitions

2009: Final Minor show, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

2009: Degree Show, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

2011: Group show, ‘Encounters’, Rothas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan 

2013:  Group show, ‘Creative Non-Fiction Photography’', Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, California

2013: Group show, ‘Salmagundi’, Del Grotto, San Francisco, California

2013:  Group show, ‘Post-Bac-ca-lau-re-ate’, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014: Solo show, 'Kingdom of Saudi Arabia', DocuPhoto reception for Louie Palu, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

2014: Two-person show , ‘Home and Away’, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014: Solo show,  ‘Saudi Arabia’, Paul Sack and Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014: Group show,  'Paul Sack Building Award', Paul Sack and Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015: Solo show, ‘Karachi, Pakistan, 2015’, Paul Sack and Still Lights Gallery, Francisco, California

2015: Group show, ‘Edge Effect’, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

2015: Group show, ‘New Photography: An Exhibition Inspired by the Paul Sack Collection’, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California


Free Lance and Work Experience

December, 2009:  Designed art curriculum for the 2010/2011 school year of the Child Development Montessori in Karachi, Pakistan

April, 2010:  Served on the committee to collect, select, and display any art that was auctioned off in a charity event in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, organized to raise money for the LRBT (Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust) 

August 2010-August 2011:  Assistant Curator, Poppyseed Art Gallery in Karachi, Pakistan

August-December 2014: Teaching Assistant, undergraduate class, ‘Introduction to Digital Photography’, San Francisco Art Institute

January-May 2015: Teaching Assistant, undergraduate class, ‘Introduction to Photography’, San Francisco Art Institute

July 2015-Present: Gallery Docent, Pier 24 Photography

July 2015: Assistant to Lewis Watts, PhotoAlliance workshop called ‘Developing your Photographic Project’

November-December 2015: Substitute Photography teacher, Eastside College Preparatory High School

September 2015-Present: Assistant Manager/Photographer, Blink Inc.

Awards and Honors

April 2014: First Place Color, Paul Sack Building Award contest