Selected Solo Shows:


IACC Community Center (Iranian-American Community Center, Northern VA July 2019
2018 (September) Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center, Alexandria, VA


2018 (May) Artist’s Proof Gallery, Washington DC



2017 (July) Gallery B, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Maryland

2017 (May) Artist's Proof Gallery, Washington DC


2015 Hill Center, Washington DC



2013 Exhibit 9 Potomac, Maryland


2013 AITV Gallery, Virginia



2003 Mitre Corporation, Virginia

2003 US Geological Survey Headquarters (solo show), Virginia


Selected Group Shows:

2020  Dec DC Commission on the Art and Humanities, ART BANK exhibition Washington DC

2020  Oct, Target Gallery, Alexandria Northern VA

2020 IACC Community Center (Iranian-American Community Center, Online Exhibition

2018 La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn New York


2018 (Jan) Artist's Proof Gallery, Washington DC


2017 (Oct) McLean Projects for the Arts (ArtFest), Virginia

2017 (Jan) Strathmore Mansion, Maryland

2016 (Dec) Art Basel, Scope Miami, with Arteponte Gallery (NY& Basel)

2016 (Oct) McLean Projects for the Arts (ArtFest), Virginia


2016 University of Maryland, (ISWF show), Maryland

2016 NYArtExpo, New York

2015 Art Basel (Spectrum), Miami

2015 The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, Virginia

2015 Artist's Proof Gallery, Washington DC

2014 Artist's Proof Gallery, Washington DC

2014 McLean Projects for the Arts (ArtFest), Virginia

2014 George Washington University, Washington DC

2014 Linus Gallery, Los Angeles

2013 Exquisite Collective, Argentina

2012 Illustrator Club, Washington DC

2011 Illustrator Club, Washington DC

2004 Gallery 505, Washington DC

2000 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Awards and Acquisitions:

* 2020 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities fine art collection, 

   acquisition through Art Bank program

* Collection of Department of Transportation through DCAH Art Bank 

* 2019 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities fine art collection, 

   acquisition through Art Bank program 

* DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Art Bank program, finalist years: 

   2015, 2016, 2018

* The law firm of Wiley Rein LLP, Washington DC

* Global Art Awards finalist 2017 and 2018, organized by Middle East Art  

   Collector Association (MACA) and the Wall Street Journal in Dubai 

* Honorable mention, Hermes Creative Awards, 2015 

* Bronze Spotlight award. LACP (League of American Communications Professionals)




Sept 2019:  Buniho Creative Hub, Messejana, Portugal

June 2020: TIcopac, Mexico




US Botanic Garden, Washington DC 2019, 2020

Messejana, Portugal 2019

University of California at Berkeley, CA September 2020

Talks and presentation:

2019 George Washington University, presentation to students on the subject of of "Painting with Natural Colors"  
2000 “Unity in Nature and Abstraction in Painting” at the Iranian Cultural Center, Virginia

Saya has extensive experience in digital design as well (see and has worked on numerous projects across a range of sectors including government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations.


BS in Biology (Botany), Tehran University

Certified programs, Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC

© 2019 by Saya Behnam

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