SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, September-November 2014
Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA, Feb-March 2014
Art @ the Y, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, March-April, 2013
Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA , January, 2013
Dominican University Gallery, San Rafael, CA 2012
King Gallery, Unitarian Universalist at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 2012
A temporary exhibition, Art in Embassies, US Department of State, US Embassy Rangoon, Burma.2011-2013
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA 2011
CIIS-California Institute of Integral Studies Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009
Chandler Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007
ArtJaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2006
The Hope Horn Gallery, Scranton University, Scranton, PA 2005
Monsoon Galleries, Bethlehem, PA 2005
Fayberger Gallery, Penn State University, Reading, PA 2005
Radford University Art Museum, Radford University, Radford, VA 2005
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Our American Stories by Asian American Artists at San Francisco City College, San Francisco, CA April-September 2014
Sacred Voices: Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH December 2013- April 2014
Under Currents: SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA May,2013
Echo of Islam: Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA February,2013
Honoring Women Rights: The National Steinb3ck Center, Salinas Valley, CA 2012
Invoking Peace: Euphart Art Museum, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 2012
Muslim Eye: Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA 2012
Offerings: Town of Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA 2011
Visions of Paradise: Art & The Power of Faith at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA 2010
Picturing the word: The Visuality of Text at Doug Adams Gallery, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA 2010
The Art Gallery at Cleveland University, Cleveland OH 2010
Exaltation of the Insignificants: Terra Galleria, Santa Monica, CA 2009
Beaux & Eros: Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA 2008
Expanding Circles: Delaware Contemporary Center for Arts, Wilmington, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 2007
Four shows sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in State College, Harrisburg, Pittsburg and Philadelphia, PA 2006
Spring show, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 2005
Public sculpture- Eight feet tall and four feet wide water-jet-cut Steel and Copper “Dancing With the Stars” installed at Port of San Diego in October-2010
Public sculpture – Ten feet tall and 6 feet wide laser-cut Aluminum sculpture “ The Celebration of Arts” installed at Steel Stacks. in Bethlehem PA in April 2011
Finalist for public art proposal Wellness and Recreation Center at San Angelo university, San Angelo, Texas, November 2011
Dancing with the stars- exhibition at Geyserville, CA November 2011-October 2012.
Dancing with the Stars- exhibition at San Rafael City Hall, CA ,October 2012-May2013.
Five large painting murals for Beirut Restaurant, Allentown PA. Each mural 8’ X 14’ -1991
East Bay Community Foundation’s “ Fund for Artists”, Oakland, CA 2012
First Place, Northeastern Regional Art Show, Marywood University, Scranton, PA in 2004.
First Place, Lehigh Art Alliance Annual Show, Bethlehem, PA in 2004
Honorable Mention-Berks Art Alliance Show, Reading Art Museum, Reading, PA, 2001
Honorable Mention-Harrisburg Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA in 2001
Vermont Studio Center: won residency fellowship for two weeks in October 2002
In the summer of 2000 Salma won a (6) week Artist-in-Residence Award. She lived and worked and held exhibition of her works in Swabisch Gumund, southern Germany.
Second Prize in Works on Paper, Soho, New York, NY in 1995
Talks and Presentations
In April 2013. Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezyous (LASER) she presented a talk on Celebration of Calligraphy and Journeys of Love.
In October 2012, Stanford University International Club Invited her to present her talk and slide show about her works “ My Journey Towards My God”
On 20th January 2013, Mythos Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA invited her to present her paintings and recite Rumi Poems from her series” Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love, Unity and Freedom”.
In June of 2011, Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Münster Germany invited Salma Arastu to read her paper “ Art informed by Spirituality” in their International Symposium: God Loves Beauty: Post Modern Views on Religion and Art.
In August of 2011, Commonwealth Club of San Francisco invited her to present her paper on “Sacred Heritage: A blending of Hindu and Islamic Traditions.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Permanent Collection in Islamic Art Museum of Australia in Melbourne
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Counseling and Wellness Center at University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida
Alameda County Arts Commission, Oakland, California
State Museum of the Arts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Museum of Modern Art, Hyderabad, India
Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad, India
National Gallery of Art, New Delhi, India
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Power & Light, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Spring Health Clinic, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
In the US and Canada, more than 200 paintings in private collections.
Masters degree in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University in Baroda, India, 1974
Associate degree in Graphic Arts from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA 2088
Certification in Public Art from Public Art Academy in East Bay in January 2010.