© 2019 by Saya Behnam

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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:


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

1999 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC


*     DC Commission on the Art and Humanities, Art Bank program, finalist years: 2015, 2016, 


*     Winner of 2018, grant awarded for acquisition of pieces for year 2019  

*     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), 201

Talks and workshops:

2019- US Botanic Garden, Painting with Natural colors, Washington DC

2011 – 2013 “Digital Art” at MoDev DC and The Internet Summit, Washington DC and North Carolina

2000 “Unity in Nature and Abstraction in Painting” at the Iranian Cultural Center, Virginia

Saya has extensive experience in digital design as well (see www.design-future.com) 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