About Shurooq Amin
Shurooq Amin is an Anglophone poet, a contemporary artist, a certified interior decorator, and a professor at Kuwait University. Her paintings can be found in private collections, and exhibited in Kuwait, Dubai, London, New York, Damascus, Cairo, Sweden, Sharjah, and soon, Switzerland. Her poetry has been published into two books to date, and in more than 30 literary journals across the globe. Her complete bio can be found on her website www.shurooqamin.com
Future Shows: Upcoming show in London's Lahd gallery on March 3rd 2011.
1977 - Participated in first group art exhibition at the Ahmed Al-Adwani exhibition hall in Dahiat Abdullah Al-Salem, Kuwait.
1994 - First solo exhibition at Ghadir Gallery in Salhiya, Kuwait.
1997 – May: Second solo art exhibition, entitled Faces, at Boushahri Gallery in Salmiya, Kuwait.
1997 – November: Third solo art exhibition at the Meridien Hotel in Kuwait City.
1999 - Fourth solo exhibition at The Art Shop gallery in Salhiya, Kuwait.
2002 – October: Fifth solo art exhibition at the Kuwait Arts Association, entitled Wind and Water, featuring forty large oil on canvas paintings based on the Chinese concept of Feng Shui.
2004 –December: Exhibited at the First Kuwaiti Al-Khorafi Biennale, Kuwait.
2005 -February: Exhibited at the 44th National Day and 14th Liberation Day Exhibition at the Kuwait Arts Association, Kuwait. Awarded the prize.
2007 – April: Exhibited at the opening ceremony of The Diplomatic Club in Bidaá, Kuwait.
2007 – December: Exhibited at the Kuwait Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Kuwait Arts Association.
2008 –January: Exhibited with other local artists in the General Contemporary Art Exhibition/Khalifa Al-Qattan Creative Award at the Kuwait Arts Association, Hawalli, Kuwait.
2008 – February: Exhibited at the Kuwaiti Women’s Exhibition. Awarded the Amir Abdulreda Creative Prize by the Kuwait Arts Association.
2008 – February 17 – 19: Exhibited five paintings at Dar Al-Funoon Gallery, Kuwait, for a charity fund raiser event “23 x 30” for Bayt Abdullah children’s hospice.
2008 – March 23rd to 31st: Sixth solo art exhibition entitled The Gift, comprising 30 large oil on canvas paintings, Kuwait.
2008, Nov. – Group exhibition with other Kuwaiti artists at the Avenues Mall, Kuwait.
2008, Dec. – Exhibited in the Kuwait Biennale (Al-Khorafi Biennale).
2008, December – Invited to represent Kuwait and participate in the 11th International Cairo Art Biennale in Egypt with two paintings.
2009, February – Exhibited in the Kuwait Creative Art Festival and Exhibition, at the Kuwait Arts Association.
2009, February – Exhibited and donated 2 poems for a charity event at the Q8 for Life show at The Exhibition, Kuwait, opposite Seif Palace.
2009, March 8th to 14th – Exhibited with of 4 Arab Artists (exhibition entitled “Apples”) curated by Fatina Al-Sayed of Fine Arts at Marina Hotel, Kuwait, in celebration of Women’s Day. The 24 paintings were a new collection of paintings for Shurooq synthesizing painting, photography, and poetry.
2009, May 1st – Group Exhibition curated by Fatina Al-Sayed at the Movenpick Hotel, Bidaá, Kuwait, for the Design for Youth charity fundraiser.
2009, May 4th – Exhibited two paintings at the Spring Exhibition for the National Council of Arts, Culture, and Letters, Ahmed Al-Adwani Art Gallery, Kuwait.
2009, Aug 1st, Summer Tour – Mirca Art Tour Group for Human Rights exhibition, Sweden.
2009, Nov. - Group exhibition at Ghadir Gallery, Kuwait: The Affordable Art Show, curated by Thuraya Al-Baqsami.
2010 Jan. 7th – Group exhibition at the CAN (Contemporary Art Network), Chelsea, New York.
2010 February – Group exhibition at the Kuwait Arts Association.
2010 February – Three artists exhibition at the new Bu Gallery, Hawalli, Kuwait.
2010 March – Group exhibition at Al-Sayed Art Gallery in Damascus, Syria.
2010 March 11th – Exhibited at Dasman Research Treatment of Diabetes Center for World Kidney Day, hosted by the Kuwait Nephrology Association.
2010 March/April – Volunteered paintings to help in the Haiti crisis.
2010 Feb – Group exhibition at Kuwait Arts Association.
2010 - October: National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters group show, Kuwait.
2010 - October 20: Dar Al-Funoon group exhibition for Bayt Abdullah charity, Kuwait.
2010 - October 21: "Re-Veiled - Vernissage". Group show at Lahd Gallery in London.
Nov 2010 - Solo exhibition at Gallery Tilal, Kuwait, entitled Society Girls.