1974                          Born in Luxor, Egypt and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA


2001                          MFA in Painting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1997                          BA in Art, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019                        Bint El Nil, Tahrir Cultural Center, American University, Cairo, Egypt

2018                        Of Thorns and Love, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2017                        My Place is the Placeless, Artist Lab, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA 

2016                        El Biet El Kabir, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2015                        El Biet El Kabeer: Ollal, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA   

2013                        Passages//Toroq, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012                        SouthwestNet: Sherin Guirguis & Carrie Merrill, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ

     Duwamah, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco, CA                

2010                        Qasr El-Shoaq, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA         

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                          New Suns, Paramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico

                                  Conceptual Feedback, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                   Into Action, Spring Street,Los Angeles, CA

2017                          One I Call, Desert X Biennial, Palm Springs, CA

                                  Mashrabiya: The art of looking back, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                  Ease of Fiction, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA 

                                   Lift Off­, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                   Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, San Francisco, CA


L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Ease of Fiction, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

Islamic Art Now Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA


No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY

We Must Risk Delight, Official Collateral Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

C.O.L.A.  2015 Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice CA


The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Color Dialogues, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

LA Wood Show, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA


Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA

Desaturated Rainbow, Field Projects, New York, NY

Desaturated Rainbow, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA


Encounter: The Royal Academy in the Middle East, Katara Curltural Village, Doha, Qatar

Tessellation Make Up, CDA Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist Protest Tower, Pacific Standard Time: Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK


Pangea: Art at the Forefront of Cultural Convergence, Frey Norris Contemporary, San Francisco, CA


2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA

Quadruple-Consciousness, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Permissions, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

From My Universe: Objects of Desire, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Attention to Detail, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Under the Knife, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA


Fall Out, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

Panopti(con), Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Laguna Beach Art Museum,

Laguna Beach, CA


Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV


New Work, Flower Shop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


The Shape of Space, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Quickening, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscan, AZ

Sculpture: Bari Ziperstein, Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Ungerman, Bank, Los Angeles, CA 



Our Voice: President Trump, tread lightly in national monuments review, the Desert Sun Editorial Board, The Desert Sun, May 6, 2017

Coachella Hosts Desert X: Things Out West, Scarlet Cheng, Artillery Magazine, May-June 2017

Desert X: Land art at the edge of the city, Shana Nys Dambrot, KCET ARTBOUND, March 17, 2017

At SFSU, Looking and Truly Seeing the Middle East Through Art, Roula Seikaly, KQED Arts, March 9, 2017

Windows on the World, Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly, March 8, 2017

Roski Professor Speaks on the power of art, Rose Bueno, Daily Trojan, March 8, 2017 

At Desert X, 16 Artists Make 45 Miles of the Coachella Valley Their Canvas, Maxwell Williams, Artsy, Feb 25th, 2017

“The Ease of Fiction” Four Contemporary African Artists, Negarra A. Kudumu, Art Radar, February 13, 2017

Desert X Treats Arid Space as a Rich Canvas, Jori Finkel, New York Times, February 24, 2017

Desert X aims to be the Coachella of the art world. Here's a sneak peek, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2017

Between Truth and Fiction, Anuradha Vikram, Daily Serving, January 16, 2017

Museum Views: The Ease of Fiction …, Megan Abrahams, Fabrik, January 2017 


The Ease of Fiction, Critic’s Picks, Andrea Gyorody, ARTFORUM, December 2016

Sherin Guiguis aims to rebuild a link to the past…, Anna Seaman, The National, November 12, 2016

Sherin Guirguis: El Biet El Kabir, Islamic Arts Magazine, December 9, 2016

The Lure of LACMA, Bob Colacello,Vanity Fair, December 2016 Issue

Nor of the Land, Nor of the Sea, George Mitton, Funds Global MENA Magazine, Winter 2016

LA's African-American Museum Launches Bold Fall Season, Tom Teicholz, Forbes, November 2016

First Impressions of Frieze New York 2016, Ben Davis, Artnet, May 4, 2016

Forging Connections, Simon Balsom, Selections, October 27, 2016 


Risking Delight, Natalie Trevis, Mojeh, November 2015

Artist Profile: Sherin Guirguis, Shana Nys Danbrot, Art Ltd., November 2015

City Among Nation: Los Angeles at the Venice Biennale, Anuradha Vikram,, May 27, 2015

Catalogue Essay, Dr Kathy Battista, 2015 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue, May 2015


Interview: Sherin Guirguis, Nosmot Gbadamosi, African Digital Art, January 2014

Best of 2013: Top 10 Solo and Retrospective Exhibitions, Islamic Arts Magazine, January 2014


Long walk to freedom, Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News, December 2013

Exploring new passages in art, Anna Seaman, The National, December 2013

Five must see exhibitions, What’s On, Dubai, Novembr 2013

Sherin Guirguis:Passages//Toroq, Geraldine Lee, Artitute, November 2013

Artful Passages, Yasmine El Rashidi, Passages//Toroq exhibition catalogue, October 2013

Sherin Guirguis, Alexandra Grant, The Benefit of Friends Collected, Winter 2013

At Home in Suburbia, James Scarborough, Brownbook, May/June 2013

Egypt: Art from Tahrir, by Myrna Ayad, Canvas Magazine, January/February 2012

Dr. Kathy Battista Speaks with Artist Sherin Guirguis, by Kathy Battista, Paddle 8, February 25th, 2013 


All about Arab art at Frieze, by Bianca Bonomi, The National, October 10, 2012

New exhibit puts new twist on traditional images, by Dolores Tropiano, The Republic, November 17, 2012

Five Must-See Events This Week, by Claire Lawton, The Phoenix New Times, September 24, 2012

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, by Marisa Fernandez, Premier Magazine, May 2012

Kathy Batista Curates Sweethearts, In*Tandem Magazine, Issue #8, April 2012

Paartherapeutisches Malen, By Anne Reimers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 2012

The Most Creative Couple in Art, by Katie Kitamura, Phaidon Online, March 16, 2012

Beyond the White Cube: Sherin Guirguis’ Explosive New Series, The Huffington Post, by Yasmine Mohseni, March 2012

Sherin Guirguis: Duwamah, by Dave Hickey, Catalog Essay, March 2012


Quadruple-Consciousness: Vox Populi hosts performance-based critiques of American culture, by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, December 2011

Quadruple-Consciousness, catalogue essay by Malik Gaines, December 2011


Sober Pairs With Send-Ups in Biennial Exhibit, by Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Independent, November 26, 2010

Sherin Guirguis’ art may wobble…, radio interview by John Rabe, Off Ramp on KPCC, October, 27 2010.

Gender Bender!, by Grant Wahlquist, Riviera, October 2010

Exquisite Corpse, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautful/Decay, Book 4, Fall 2010

Previews: 2010 California Biennial, by Catherine Taft, ARTFORUM, September 2010.

Sherin Guirguis: LAXART, by Tucker Neel, Art Lies, Issue 66, Summer 2010

Studio Visit: Sherin Guirguis, by Amir H. Fallah, Beautiful/Decay, February, 2010.


Exploring art’s complexities, by Michelle J. Mills, Pasadena Star News, March 19, 2009.


Modern art and culture find a home in the distinctly American gambling capital with a showcase for 26 former UNLV students, by Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2007

Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland, Critic’s Pick: Las Vegas, by Glen Helfand, ARTFORUM, October 19, 2007

Migrant art workers: Dave Hickey’s students drift back into LVAM, by Jarret Keene, Las Vegas City Life, October 11, 2007

Two Views of Vegas Diaspora, By Danielle Kelly & Suzanne Forestieri, Las Vegas Weekly, October 4, 2007

Las Vegas Diaspora: The Emergence of Contemporary Art From the Neon Homeland, Exhibition Catalog, essay by Dave Hickey, 2007 


Testing Spatial Sensibilities, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 18th, 2005

Subversives in the corporate world, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, August 26th, 2005

Bari Ziperstein, Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Ungerman at Bank, by Charlene Roth, Artweek (image), May, 2005


Public enemies, by Kelle Schillaci, City Life, December 14th, 2004

The Enemy Within, by Chuck Twardy, Las Vegas Weekly, Dec. 9th – 15th, 2004

The Enemy Show, by Erika Yowell, Las Vegas Mercury, December 2nd, 2004

‘Midas’ and Jon Gintzler at POST, by Thomas McGovern, Artweek, February, 2004 


Raid In Chicago, by Terence Hannum,, November 2003

Midas retouched: new looks at gold, by Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, December 5th, 2003

Interior & Exterior Systems…, essay by Tim Christian, exhibition catalogue (image), April, 2003

Finding Beauty In Mistakes, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times January 17th, 2003


Women lost in their multimedia reveries, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2002

Aperto: Las Vegas, by David Pagel, Flash Art International (image), March - April, 2002 


Futuristic Rorschach Blots, by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times (image), November 23rd, 2001

Junge Kunst, by Stephen Hilger,, May, 2001

Awards, Grants, Fellowships + Residencies

2017                          Artist Lab Residency, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica CA

                                 Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

2016                          Curators’ Award, Fellow of Contemporary art in support of solo project at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angles, CA

                                 Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

2015                          City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship

2012                          California Community Foundation Mid-Career Visual Artist Fellowship & Grant

                                  Roski Faculty Research Grant, University of Southern California

                                  Artists’ Resources for Completion Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

                                  Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

2010                          Nimoy Foundation Artist Residency , Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Museum & Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

Metropolitan Authority Los Angeles, Public Art Commission, Los Angeles, CA

US Department of State, U.S. Consulate, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia