Born 1985, Melbourne, Australia



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

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



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



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



2017 Mis, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Drawer, Deli Gallery, Queens, NY / Organized by Flat File

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

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

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

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

2015 Plus One, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / Curator: Melanie Kress

2015 invisible → visible, AD*DS, Brooklyn, NY

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

2015 You Don't Bring Me Flowers, 68 Projects, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany / Curator: Quang Bao

2014 Environs, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

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, School of Visual Arts Gallery (Chelsea), New York, NY / Curator: Jovana Stokic

2013 Abstract Intentions,  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 



2016 Art fairs: Satellite and NADA, 2016, (December 2016)

2016 The 27 Best Paintings of NADA Miami Beach 2016 (December 2016)

2016 Nadia Haji Omar at Kristen Lorello Gallery, (June 2016)

2016 21 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This May (May 2016)

2015 Labor Day Shout Outs: Selected Shows Opening in New York (September 2015)

2015 Unconventional Beauty at Saskia Fernando, Time Out, Sri Lanka (September 2015)

2014 This Week's Must-See Art Events: Death to Normcore (July 2014)

2014 Quick study: Greg Allen's @TheRealHennessy tweet paintings, MESS, working conditions, more (July 2014)

2013 Abstract Intentions, School of Visual Arts Exhibitions and Events, (June 2013)

2013 The Culturemakers, pg. 37, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (April 2013)

2013 Top Ten New Contemporary Artists and Designers for 2012, Life Times, Sri Lanka, (January 2013)

2011 Sri Lankan, Contemporary, Female., Daily Mirror, (June 2011)

2010 you animal!, The Sunday Leader, (February 2010)

2008 Bard College Students Present Symposium "Sri Lanka: Creative Media in a Time of Conflict"  (July 2008)



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



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

2017 Contributor, Elastic Magazine, Issue 2: Doubles (Print 2017),

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

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

2013 Contributor, Pests: by Sadye Teiser, Gigantic Magazine,