2016: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) & Integrated Media Minor – OCAD University

2011: Bachelor of Human Resources Management, Hons – York University

Upcoming Exhibitions

2024: Papaya Dreams – AKA; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Solo Exhibitions

2022: Without a Leg to Stand On – MacLaren Art Centre; Barrie, Ontario 

2021:  An Act of Irrepressible Reclamation – Stride Gallery; Calgary, Alberta

2021: Billie Said 'Strange Fruit' – Centre 3; Hamilton, Ontario

2017: Billie Said 'Strange Fruit' – Artscape Youngplace Hallway Gallery; Toronto, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024: Human Capital - USask; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2023: Human Capital – Confederation Centre for the Arts; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

2023: Kept Alive Within Us – The Art Gallery Of Guelph; Guelph, Ontario

2023: Are we Free to Move About the World – FSU (Florida State University) Museum of Fine Arts; Tallahassee, Florida

2023: Identity•Connection•Place – Feminist Photography Network; Toronto, Canada (Online)

2022: Descendance – SPAO Gallery; Ottawa, Ontario

2022: Human Capital – Contemporary Calgary; Calgary, Alberta (Travelling exhibition w/Mackenzie Art Gallery)

2022: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From – Orlando Museum of Art; Orlando, Florida

2022: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From – Art Gallery of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta

2021: All that Sustains Us, created for Mast Year Collective, Critical Mass Centre for Contemporary Art, Port Hope, Ontario

2021: Golden Hour  – THE GALLERY / BlackFlash Magazine; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2021: Connections – Dispatch Gallery; Chicago, Illinois (Virtual)

2021: This Womxn's Work – MyseumToronto, Ontario

2020: Together Even When We’re Apart – Partial Gallery and Labour of Love; Toronto, Ontario

2020: Multiple Selves: An Exploration in Identity – Capital One Art Program; Toronto, Ontario

2020: Salon44  Gallery 44Toronto, Ontario

2020: Don't Ask Me Where I'm FromAga Khan MuseumToronto, Ontario

2020: When one is far and gone  Gallery 44Toronto, Ontario

2019: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From – Imago Mundi’s Gallerie delle PrigioniTreviso, Italy

2019: There is a place for us, for Mast Year Collective, "A Thousand Words" – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Ada Slaight Gallery; Toronto, Ontario

2019: Transformation – Toronto Union Station; Toronto, Ontario

2019: Eglinton Cityscapes: New Perspectives on Home – NIA Centre for the Arts; Toronto, Ontario

2018: October Thursday Schedule – Bump TV; Toronto, Ontario

2018: INTAC: Rituals – Samtan Art Mine; Jeongseon, South Korea

2018: FORM Together – Grange & McCaul; Toronto, Ontario

2018: Gender & The Lens II – Ryerson Artspace; Toronto, Ontario

2017: Extend – The Great Hall; Toronto, Ontario

2017: IN·HABIT – Studio Sixty Six; Ottawa, Ontario

2017: Timeraiser150 Toronto – The Power Plant; Toronto, Ontario

2017: Gender & The Lens – Ada Slaight Gallery; Toronto, Ontario

2017: Toronto For Everyone: An Honest Farewell – Honest Ed’s; Toronto, Ontario

2016: OSA Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition – Neilson Park Creative Centre; Etobicoke, Ontario

2016: Other Worlds – Lieutenant Governor’s Suite; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Sawubona30 – Daniels Spectrum; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Career Launcher: Photography Exhibition – Artscape Youngplace; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Political Candy – Studio 223A; Toronto, Ontario

2016: New Century – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Northern Contemporary; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Augmented Cinema 4 – The Royal Cinema; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Grad EX 101 – OCAD University; Toronto, Ontario

2016: INTAC: Desire – Nykyaika Gallery; Tampere, Finland

2016: INTAC: Desire – Ada Slaight Student Gallery; Toronto, Ontario

2016: A New Century – OCAD University Learning Zone; Toronto, Ontario

2015: INTAC: Desire – Kunstquartier Bethanien; Berlin, Germany

2015: ✓Scene – Ryerson Artspace Gladstone Hotel; Toronto, Ontario

Awards + Grants

2023: Recipient, PAMM CCI + WOPHA Fellowship

2022: OAC Visual Artists Creation Projects (Mast Year Collective)

2022: New Generation Photography Award, Scotiabank and the National Gallery of Canada (longlist) 

2022: OACExhibition Assistance Grant 

2021: OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant 

2020: OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant 

2019: Recipient, John Hartman Award

2016: Recipient, Career Launcher, OCADU CEAD


2021: Critical Mass Artist-In-Residence Program (Mast Year Collective); Port Hope, Ontario  

2021: Feminist Photography Network Online Residency; Toronto, Ontario

2016: Career Launcher: Artscape Youngplace; Toronto, Ontario

2015: ART CAMP Residency; Toronto, Ontario

Guest Lecture + Panelist

2023: Panelist, Feminist Photography Network; Toronto, Ontario

2023: Panelist, FSU (Florida State University) Museum of Fine Arts; Tallahassee,Florida (Online)

2023: Guest Lecturer, SPAO; Ottawa, Ontario

2021: Facilitator, 3-Part Speaker Series, photoED Magazine, Toronto, Ontario

2019: Workshop Facilitator, Testing Grounds: Throncliffe Park Public School, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2018: Panelist, photoED Presents: A Photo Inspiration Pecha Kucha Night; Gladstone Hotel; Toronto, Ontario

2018: Panelist, Artist Salon + Breakout Session: Body & Art; Paperhouse Studio; Toronto, Ontario

2018: Artist Talk, Colour As Meaning (PHOT-4007) OCAD University; Toronto, Ontario

2018: Panelist, photoED Magazine An Educators Field Trip; Toronto, Ontario

Print + Publications

2021: Becoming Sisters Women Photography Collectives & Organizations (WOPHA)  – ISBN: 978-0-578-98820-7

2019: enRoute Magazine (Air Canada) – July Issue

2019: Room Magazine – Issue 42.2 Borderlands

2018: Blackflash Magazine Issue 35.2

2018: Physical Grain June 19

2017: BLOOM Magazine Vol. 1

2016: Other Worlds – ISBN: 978-1-4606-8981-2

2016: Hidden ­ ISBN: 978-0-9952339-1-1

2016: NEW CENTURY ISBN: 978-0-994786-8-3


2023: Aldeide Delgado, Deconstructing Whiteness, Feminist Photography Network

2022: Chris Hampton, Who was meant for Kodak Moments? This artist confronts the racial bias that shaped colour photography, CBC Arts

2022: Andrea Castillo, Time Puzzle, Foto Femme United

2020: Chroma Launch: Sally Frater in Conversation with Justine A. Chambers and Farihah Aliyah Shah, Canadian Art

2020: News Roundup: Art Gallery of Ontario Seeks Answers on Mystery Painting, Canadian Art

2020: Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award, Akimoblog

2020: 24 More Hours Around the World, enRoute Magazine

2020: 24 Hours Around the World, enRoute Magazine

2019: Una Meistere, A revealing story about art and migration, Arterritory.com

2019: Dont Ask Me Where I'm From: a traveling exhibition on migration, Vogue Italia

2019: Coast to Coast on Canada's Great Trail, Air Canada enRoute Magazine

2019: Ever Imafidon, Storefront Art Provides Relief from Construction At Eglinton West, ByBlacks

2019: Chris Hampton, In Union Station, in frozen January, an art garden blooms, Toronto Star

2018: International adventures with Farihah Shah, photoED Magazine

2018: Transforming Form into an Open Space Gallery

2017: This Art Works! How to record your period and how to represent black bodies, CBC Arts

2017: Leah Collins, How's this for a bargain? For a few volunteer hours, this art inside Honest Ed's could be yours, CBC Arts

2017: Miriam King, A Harvest of Strange Fruit, Bradford Times

2016: Abby Ho, OCAD 2016 GradEx Round-Up, Looseleaf Magazine

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