Samira Abbassy

“What’s Inside,” 2008
India ink on paper
Courtesy Of Artist and Leila Heller gallery
Estimated value: $550
Starting bid: $200

Samira Abbassy was born in Ahwaz, Iran in 1965 and is an Arabic Iranian. In 1967, her family moved to Britain where she was educated and studied painting, first at Birmingham Polytechnic and then at Canterbury College of Art.

Abbassy’s career was centered in London for most of the 1980s and 1990s. She established a successful gallery career, showing with Mercury Gallery in Cork Street and the Royal Academy, where she won a painting award in 1997. Her work was acquired by the British Government Art Collection in 2002. Since 2000, she has shown in the UK with England & Co gallery, London. In 1998 she moved to New York where she is now based. She helped to set up the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Center where she has had a studio since 1998.     In 2006 she was awarded a Yaddo fellowship & then in 2007 a NYFA (NY Foundation for the Arts.) Solo and group shows in New York include the Skoto gallery, Vernacular press, Kim Foster & Kathleen Cullen galleries, the Islip Museum, the Queens Museum and Dowling College and the Leila Heller gallery. Her work is part of public & private collections worldwide.

What's inside
What's inside
Alwan Auction 2016

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