Born 1985, Melbourne, Australia

Lives and works in Warren, RI


2014 Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2007 Bachelor of Arts, Bard College, Annandale–on–Hudson, NY



2019 Ascension and Natural Selection, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2018 On the Wall: Nadia Haji Omar, Mural Commission, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI

2018 Ellipsis, Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Nadia Haji Omar, Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY

2015 I Dream of Water, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015 Easy Life of the Gods, Achter de Boom, New York, NY

2013 It's Not Polite, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Dubai, UAE

2010 you animal, The Warehouse Project, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

2008 Sri Lanka: Creative Media in a Time of Conflict, Avery Center for the Arts, Bard College, Annandale–on-Hudson, NY

2007 The Convalescent, Thesis Show, Fisher Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale–on-Hudson, NY



2016 NADA Art Fair: Projects, Nadia Haji Omar / Bayne Peterson, Kristen Lorello Gallery, Miami, FL

2015 Nadia Haji Omar / Bayne Peterson, Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY



2019 Dot Conference, curated by Kirstin Lamb, Room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA

2019 The Edge Effect, International Juried Exhibition juried by Akili Tommasino, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2019 Dot Conference, curated by Kirstin Lamb, The Yard, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Manifold: Nate Flagg, Alex Jackson, Nadia Haji Omar, and Alexandria Smith, curated by Melanie Kress, BronxArtSpace, New York, NY

2018 NADA Art Fair: Nadia Haji Omar, Giacinto Occhionero, Bayne Peterson, Kristen Lorello Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 Smooth Muscle, curated by Dominique Palladino, KC Tidemand and Sophie Parker, The Whitehaus, Oakland, CA

2017 Mis, curated by Donna Troy Cleary, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY 

2017 Drawer, curated by Corydon Cowansage, Deli Gallery, Queens, NY 

2016 [Old / New] Psychedelic Providence, curated by Jamilee Lacy, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, IL

2015 UNTITLED Art Fair, Kristen Lorello Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

2015 Plus One, curated by Melanie KressSideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 invisible → visible, curated by Dongsuk Lee and Adam Tyson, AD*DS, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Cello Conversations with Contemporary Sri Lankan Art, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015 You Don't Bring Me Flowers, curated by Quang Bao, 68 Projects, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany 

2014 Environs, curated by Donna Troy Cleary184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014 All together now!, Breese Little Gallery, London, UK

2014 Site/Displace, Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Emergency, Breese Little Gallery, London, UK

2014 The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2014 Emrupt, Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York, NY

2014 HOME FRONT, curated by Jovana Stokic, School of Visual Arts Gallery (Chelsea), New York, NY

2013 Abstract Intentions, curated by Richard Brooks, School of Visual Arts Gallery (E. 23rd Street), New York, NY 

2013 Influencers, TRACX Gallery Space, New York, NY

2011 SRI LANKAN / CONTEMPORARY / FEMALE, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

2007 Small Works, Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Bless our Cotton Socks, City and Guilds of London Art School, St. Anselm’s Church, London, UK



2018 "Nadia Haji Omar and the Fluidity of Language", WWWH, July 17,

2018 Wolfe, Kristin L, "The "Cartographic Dreams" of Artist and SVA Alumnus Nadia Haji Omar", SVA NYC Visual Arts Journal (Spring 2018), May 21,

2018 Yau, John, "Nadia Haji Omar's Multicultural Cartography", Hyperallergic, May 20,

2018 "To Do: May 16 - May 30, Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read", New York Magazine, May 13,

2018 "To Do: May 16 - May 20, Twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read", pg. 97, New York Magazine, May 14-27, 2018 (Print)

2018 Saltz, Jerry, "Three-Sentence Reviews: John Bradford’s Electricity, David Hockney’s Ephemeral Color, and 11 More Shows", New York Magazine/Vulture, April 30,

2018 Wolfe, Kristin L., "Spotlight New England", pg. 38-9, School of Visual Arts Magazine, Spring 2018 (Print)

2018 Adams, Carris, host, "Nadia Haji Omar, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper", Episode 16, Podcast, Too Many Degrees

2017 Willis, Dave, "MIS: A Group Show Curated by Donna Cleary at 184 Project Space", Medium, Oct. 27,

2016 Louden, Sharon "Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016", Two Coats of Paint, Dec. 4,

2016 Goldstein, Andrew. M, "The 27 Best Paintings of NADA Miami Beach 2016", Artspace, Dec. 2, 

2016 Kerr, Merrily, "Nadia Haji Omar at Kristen Lorello Gallery", New York Art Tours, June 9, 

2016 Lesser, Casey, "21 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This May", Artsy, May 5, 

2015 Simmons, William J., "Labor Day Shout Outs: Selected Shows Opening in New York", Art Critical, Sept. 7, 

2015 "Unconventional Beauty at Saskia Fernando", Time Out, Sri Lanka, Sept. 6 (Print)

2014 Wagner, Andrew, Kirsch, Corinna, Kimball, Whitney, "This Week's Must-See Art Events: Death to Normcore", Art F City, July 21, 

2014 Butler, Sharon, "Quick study: Greg Allen's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS, working conditions, more", Two Coats of Paint, July 28,  

2013 "Abstract Intentions", School of Visual Arts Exhibitions and Events, June 6, 

2013 Wolff, Rachel"The Culturemakers", pg. 37, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, April Issue (Print)

2013 Wolff, Rachel, "Artists You Need to Know Now (and Where to Find Them)", Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, March 18,

2013 "Top Ten New Contemporary Artists and Designers for 2012", Life Times, Sri Lanka, Jan. (Print)

2011 "Sri Lankan, Contemporary, Female", Daily Mirror, June  (Print)

2010 Samarasinghe, Sumaya,"you animal!", The Sunday Leader, Feb. (Print)

2008 Davis, Eleanor, "Bard College Students Present Symposium 'Sri Lanka: Creative Media in a Time of Conflict' "July 11,



2018 Nadia Haji Omar: On the Wall, Exhibition brochure, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI

2018 Nadia Haji Omar: Ellipsis, Exhibition booklet, Kristen Lorello, New York, NY 

2017 Mnemosyne Atlas 2016 (Print 2017), by Freya Powell

2017 Elastic Magazine, Issue 2: Doubles

2015 Mnemosyne Atlas 2014 (Print 2015), by Freya Powell

2013 Mnemosyne Atlas 2012 (Print 2013), by Freya Powell,

2013 Pests: by Sadye Teiser, Gigantic Magazine,



2013-14 MFA Fine Arts Assistantship Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2007 The Jane Fromm Yacenda Scholarship In the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY



Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO

RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Providence College Galleries & Collections, RI

Morgan Group Development LLC

Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA



2016 Guest critic, GSAPP Graduate Architecture (Prof. Christoph Kumpusch), Columbia University, New York, NY

2014 Visiting Artist and Alumni Panel, Studio Arts Department, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2013 Visiting Artist, Undergraduate Sculpture (Prof. James Clark), Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY