ITS BEEN AN EXCITING, INVIGORATING & ARTSY YEAR SO FAR!
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR NEW EXHIBITIONS & ART SHOWS LINED UP FOR THE REST OF 2023 !
2021 has had in store for Taskin
three exhibitions in USA, at Las Laguna Gallery, California, a solo exhibition, a Global Free Spirit Network Event, Swiss Art Box Projects Event, World Citizen Artists event
plus a Barcelona Spain Exhibit Show ....
details below... + more !
During the month of June this year, The Womans Month was celebrated with 47 women artists exhibiting their best work at UM Gallery, The Waterfront, Nairobi. The exhibition brought together diverse range of artists in a show themed ' breaking the bias' expressing their interpretation of the value of the woman figure in our lives through symbolic and representative art that left audience captivated! Many visitors appreciated the display and some said 'the women have set the bar high'.
One of Taskin's pieces 'Love at Sunset' was sold from the show!
U.M Gallery, Waterfront, Karen Road, Nairobi Kenya
Currently has exhibited some of Taskin's recent original paintings and artworks created in 2020.
The U.M Gallery National Art Exhibition takes place from beginning of 2020 to date and shall be rotating Artworks of Kenyan Artists across 2021 too. Check out some of Taskins new work in this show!
FIRST AFRICA COVID ART EXHIBITION
Picha Images and KUNST ART Berlin organised online virtual first art show 2020 on covid theme. Taskin participated with her painting ' GIFT OF TIME' featured amongst African based Artists in the Exhibition.
Right Now more than ever, we all need something to keep our spirits positive during these uncertain times...Art of Diversity II a planned venue based exhibit that was to take place in March could not happen naturally so we decided if you cannot come to us we will bring it to you - online!
Check out Online Virtual Reality Art of Diversity II....open for public viewing from the leisure of your homes.....
All you need is a good internet connection & laptop/ desktop/ iPad. (+ works best on Firefox browser )
Here is the link: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e7c69a9c83356183b37ffe6
Available to view now!...
Quick access guide on your computer:
Enter site /virtual gallery
Play tour player (guided tour icon) which will take you around the gallery
Click on any one piece to see it close up / details of each piece appear on left top
Use foot print icon to move around
Like / Share directly from site link
Having trouble making your way around site ? Click top info (i) icon for tutorial on moving around virtual gallery space Any other problem with accessing the site: contact firstname.lastname@example.org . To view gallery on your mobile: download "artsteps" app .on your phone from google play / app store & search for Art of Diversity II in search bar. View exhibit at your own time from comfort of your home.
Art Takes Armory 2020, New York
In honor of Women's History Month this year SeeMe Gallery presents a celebration of art inspired by the Feminine power in us all. Questioning :
Who am I as a fe/male?
Who are the influential women in my life and how have they influenced me?
What voice of femininity do I hear, feel, see?
As a man, what does it mean to be a feminist?
She persisted... invoking thoughts of perseverance, determination and progress which are deeply rooted in the world of art andcreativity.Voice and work of artists will be displayed as originals and prints on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 through Friday, March 6th, 2020
This year Art Takes Armory 2020 will celebrate women and the inspiration and strength they bring to our lives with “S/he Persisted...”
Venue of the Show : in MIDTOWN MANHATTAN WITH FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOW EXPOSURE
for more on SeeMe Gallery : , 29 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014, United States
On JUNE 13th 2019, ART TOOK OVER TWO FLOORS IN THE SKY OF NEW YORK CITY
500 artists presented their works in a mix of 200+ installations and performances. See.Me's "One Self" Exhibition in partnership with the ChaShaMa Gallery included the artwork of Taskin displayed to over a thousand viewers at the annual ChaShaMa Gala & Art Party.#OneSelf at ChaShaMa Gala | Volume 6
ART TAKES CHELSEA 2019 was celebrated as SeeMe's Art Takes Chelsea competition which brought creative stories together by living artists in partnership with the Affordable Art Fair in New York City! Taskin took part and had her work Family Connections appreciated and later sold to a client.
Art Box Projects presents Swiss Art Expo between 15 & 19 August 2019. ‘Lotus Bloom’, Taskin’s new painting of 2019 is featured in the Exhibition.
The “One Self” project, celebrating Identity and Self Reflection took place on June 13th, 2019, Taskin's work was on view at:One World Trade Center 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007 USA. See.Me Exhibitions and the ChaShaMa Gallery presented her work in a digital display of images to over a thousand viewers at the annual ChaShaMa Gala & Art Party.
Karen Country Club, Nairobi Kenya HOLDS AN EXCITING AND UNIQUE SHOWCASE between 15 January and 15 March 2018 of Art from Kenyan Artists. Some of Taskin's work was featured including 5 of her recent works. For more information contact her directly using contact us page.
ON SEPTEMBER 26TH 2018, ART TOOK OVER THE UNTITLED GALLERY IN SOHO, NEW YORK CITY in ART TAKES MIAMI & IN ATTENDANCE WERE OVER 500 PEOPLE celebrated Art and Taskin was part of it.
VAN DER PLAAS GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA
The Van Der Plaas Gallery in New York held
Art + Exhibition of various local and international artists between 8 January 2018 to 14 January 2018 and the piece ' Family Connections' a recent work of Taskin was exhibited enthusiastic crowd who gave feedback : they loved the show.
SAM 2017 - WHO IS WHO IN INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, FRANCE
in the legendary village in France, dear to painter Claude Monet, attracting over 700,000 visitors each year: Giverny.....
TASKIN has been selected to display her art in digital form at the exhibition taking place between 9th September to 11th October 2017 .The exhibition room for the SAM 2017 is close to the Fondation Claude Monet , Galerie Demarez. It is found following the Rue Claude Monet that leads to the Musée des Impressionismes, the Fondation Claude Monet (the painter’s famous house and gardens), and the former Hôtel Baudy, which hosted artists in search of inspiration in Giverny, such as Cézanne and Rodin.
Taskin will not be present in person however her work - Sea of Colour will be featured in the Who is Who in International Art Catalogue 2017 available at the Show and also online. For more on SAM 2017 visit their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/WhosWhoArtClubInternational
To contact Taskin regarding her work email : email@example.com
ART FEST 2017
KENYA WILDLIFE HEADQUATERS, Langata Road, Nairobi Kenya 5 NOVEMBER 2017 10 am - 6 pm
Salon of Artists and Members Who is Who in International Art 2017 Exhibition, Galerie Demarez, Giverny, France
9 September to 11 October 2017
aRT and Crafts Outdoor Show , Event Haven, Nairobi, Kenya
5 April 2017
Royal Nairobi Golf Club Art Exhibition, Mucai Road, off Ngong Road, Nairobi Kenya 17 December 2016- 17 January 2017
Art Buyers Weekend,LAVINGTON MALL, James Gichuru Road, Nairobi Kenya
17 -19 December 2016 all day
Pop up Karen Art & Crafts Show,Event Haven Ltd, Karen, Nairobi 10 December 2016
Pop Up Art Gallery Art Exhibition, Dusit D2 Hotel,Kileleshwa, Nairobi 3 December 2016 all day
Taskin was honoured to be part of the Art Fest ( Art in the Wild) that took place on 14 August 2016 at Kenya Wildlife Services Headquaters in Nairobi Kenya . The outdoor art and crafts festival brought vendors from the fashion, fine art, photography and interior design and decor arena all together to promote awareness in biodiversity and conservation of endangered species. Most of the art on display was nature or wildlife related including some of the art of Taskin that was sold at the event!.
Fundii Centre for the Arts held an art exhibition of 18 artists to provide a platform for creatives to express their creativity, connect with other artists and also with art lovers and collectors.
It was an honour for Taskin Butt to be part of this event from 7 July to 28 July 2016. Her painting '6pm' was sold at the show.
The opening included a cheese tasting plus music by 'Suraj' a musician in Kenya .
The event brought together artists from Kenya and internationally in a diverse range of styles, thought and colours.
TASKIN AT SCOPE ART FAIR MIAMI 2015
Taskin Butt was selected to showcase her painting ' Reconnections with Nature I' at the SCOPE ART FAIR in Miami, USA.
Her painting was selected amongst hundreds of Artists chosen to participate in the premier global event in contemporary art and creative programming.
The Show lasts from 2 nd to 6 December 2015 at SCOPE Art | Booth B27 | 801 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
Her painting was chosen to feature in the Collection ' The Voice of the Artist' & 'Natural World'.
KENYA ANNUAL MUSEUM ART SHOW 2015
The Kenya Annual Museum Art Show
was back with a bang!
Taskin Butt participated in the Affordable Art Show
2015 with two paintings of hers.
Amongst more than 200 pieces, Taskin Butt
displayed her favourite pieces, Fireworks
and The Sun which were very much appreciated
by those who visited the Show.
'LANDS END PAINTING' AT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS, FRANCE JULY 2015
Anyone in Paris this Summer?
Watch for 'LANDS END & SEAS BEGIN' one of the landscape paintings by Taskin Butt featured at the Louvre Museum, Paris in an Exclusive Member Reception this 13 July 2015.
Artwork was selected by SeeMe Art Space, Long Island City,
New York for the digital display in France.
Kuona Trust, the Centre for Visual Arts in Kenya held its Art Walk, Valentine Edition on 14 February 2015 and some Artists,including Taskin from Kenya represented some of her artworks at the one day event. It was a great day filled with art, food, music, sun and fun ( and a bit of rain towards the end! ).....
As guests and visitors trickled in, they had the chance to view art, walk around stands, meet with the artists and interact too! while relaxing with some bitings and music playing in the background!.....
The Art was on display and for sale from 10 am to 6 pm and entry was free!
THE KENYA ART FAIR 2014
The first of its kind in Kenya open to local and international art collectors, art enthusiasts and the general public.....
'aimed at nurturing,appreciating and recognizing the excellence in the contemporary visual arts in Kenya '....
Taskin was at the event, displaying her art.
@ THE EXHIBITION HALL, SARIT CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya
from 6 - 9 NOVEMBER 2014
ENTRY FREE! 10 am - 7 pm daily
NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA
HOLDS A UNIQUE ART SHOW
courtesy of the Kenya Museums Society!
Taskin Butt was showcasing and selling some of her art
at the event!
FROM 24 - 26 OCTOBER 2014 - 10 am to 4 pm
funds raised were used to support and further
develop NMK’s Permanent Collection.
There was a gala opening of the Art Show
in the Courtyard behind Louis Leakey Auditorium
National Museums of Kenya on Friday, 25 October 2014
from 6 pm - 9 pm.
'FREE SPIRIT NETWORK' EXHIBITION, NORWICH, ENGLAND
Taskin Butt took part in the first 'Free Spirit Network' Creative Expression Event at THE FORUM in Norwich on 13 th September 2014, a non for profit and debut event showcasing multiple forms of creative expression including art, poetry, dance and music in support of SOET Uganda, an orphanage for children with HIV and AIDS.
There was a wide array of live dance performances, poetry recitations, music, art workshops along with the creative art exhibition including paintings, sculpture and mixed media.
Some of her new unique art pieces were on display including some poetry.......
See the program of the event - http://thefreespiritnetwork.weebly.com/program.html & more on this creative event! including speakers, artists and performers at the event + the life drawing session, circle dance, bebox, live painting added to the growing exhibition
+ an interview with BBC Voices!
'SPLASHES OF NATURE' - a solo exhibition in NAIROBI, KENYA
Taskin Butt had a SOLO ART EXHIBITION @ TAMAMBO, Village Market Nairobi Kenya from 15 August - 14 September 2014 all day from 11 am till 10 pm.
She unveiled her memories combined with her inner experiences through thought provoking & fascinating art in an exhibit of some of her most recent artworks. Press covered the event, there was great response from the exhibit and suggestions to
exhibit more of her works across the City!
Some of the artworks on display included pieces from her landscapes and seascapes series & 'abstract experiences of nature' collection. Below are some of the artworks that were on display at the exhibition.
'SEE ME' 2014 CREATIVE PROJECT, TIMES SQUARE U.S.A
Taskin Butt is invited to take part in 'SeemeTakeOver' Creative Project, a large creative project showcasing artworks to the world through a 25 story tall video billboard display in the heart of Times Square, US. Some of her artworks are participating in the SeeMe 2014 Creative Project.
The show runs on 24 July 2014 and T-shirts are being sold too with the designs on display. Every T-Shirt is $ 32 and sold directly through the See Me Exhibition & Project ...
Have a look at some of the amazing t-shirts on sale! here...https://taskinbutt.see.me/
ABSTRACT SPECIALISTS MEET PORTRAIT MAGICIANS' in a DYNAMIC DISPLAY @ Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi Kenya
Taskin Butt has some of her abstract paintings displayed at Dynamix Music & Art Studios in Nairobi from 31 March 2014 - 30 April 2014.Some of the abstract pieces at the exhibit include her very special ' Life is a Maze I & II' - a duo of paintings exploring the idea of life being a series of twists and turns with many possible paths however there being always a way through it. She says the half circles represent threats, dead-ends or closed paths in life, whereas where the lines meet and connect in her paintings signify where paths coincide & where endless opportunities exist....
The dynamic & eclectic mix of art displays in this collaboration of Kenyan artists including Taskin Butt has many already asking to meet the artists in person & also to exhibit more of their works !!.....
Taskin Butt exhibits her abstract paintings that express her feelings using colour & lines in an abstracted way. She uses vibrant & energetic colours that speak to her about the strength & fighting spirit of the human soul. The painting she calls 'Harmony after Chaos' is a reflection of her memory of emotions revealed during and after the Westgate Attack that hit Nairobi City in 2013, recalling that she started the painting before the attack and it took a very different shape when it was completed after the incident. The mix of cool & warm colours in the striking painting is symbolic of her emotions at the time, one part of the painting being an expression of the somber mood that developed during the incident and the other part, an expression of unity of purpose & harmony as people came together in thousands to show solidarity and oneness.
The display of all artworks can be viewed from 31 March - 30 April 2014.
Taskin Butt creates New and Exciting Abstracts + takes part in Tallenge & 'Year in Review 2013 Art Show, NYC
September 2013 - March 2014
Updated website goes live. New abstracts available
New online Gallery also features artworks ranging from arabic influenced drawings, still life pieces and floral designs created by Taskin Butt.
Taskin Butt participates in Tallenge Contest, global talent platform in fine art and photography category.
She also participates in 'Year in review Art Show' with some of her paintings chosen to be displayed in the digital Group Show hosted in the See.me gallery space in New York City. The images premiere at the opening on one of 8 museum quality HD monitors on Friday, March 7th 2014 from 7pm to10pm
(all images were selected by See.Me Gallery- Exhibition Space, 26-19 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101)
Taskin Butt Participates in Exhibitions in Kenya & Landscape Series Featured in Kenyan Tabloid & Magazines
February - August 2013
'Landscapes and Seascapes' series of artworks of Taskin Butt are exhibited in Sir Ali Hall, Nairobi Kenya at Colour of Life Art and Photography Exhibition in February 2013 and subsequently appears in two articles in local magazines - Awaaz Magazine, East Africa Vol 10 and also Muslim Association Mombasa Bulletin August 2013 Issue.
New Gifts Shop Opens & Fine Art Gallery Wrapped Prints go on sale on Fine Art Europe
Brush & Strokes Art Studio starts selling gallery wrapped prints, canvas prints, framed prints and greeting cards through the online Art selling website - Fine Art Europe. Paintings, digital art and photography can be found here
Brush & Strokes also opens a new online gift shop with a host of interesting gift ideas. See Gift Shop www.redbubble.com/people/taskinb/shop
Taskin Butt also starts her own blog!! ....which you can view through this link