2011     MFA Photography, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2003   BA Liberal Arts, Photography Concentration, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

1999    Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon



2018      Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

2017       Beirut, York College Fine Arts Gallery, Jamaica, NY

2017      Beta World City, Lord Ludd, Philadelphia, PA 

2017      Familiar Stranger, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



2017     Taken on Trust, A.I.R. Gallery at Governors Island, curated by Roxana Fabius, Governors Island, NY

2017     From an Object to an Active Subject, Alexander’s Garage, curated by Felix R. Cid, Brooklyn, NY

2017     Annual International Photography Exhibition, The Society of Korean Photography, curated by Jun Hyung Yim, Seoul, South Korea

2017    Wish You Were Here Vol. 3, Month of Photography LA (MOPLA), curated by Brian Guido and Stephanie Gonot, Los Angeles, CA 

2016      Anthology: Somewhere Not Here, Crosstown Arts, curated by Tommy Kha, Memphis, TN

2016      Bomb Pop Up Production, 1822 Fulton St, curated by Drea Cofield, New York, NY

2016      Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, curated by Lindsey Berfond and Hitomi Iwasaki, Queens, NY 

2016      Transitional Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography, organized by Natasha Egan, Fort Collins, CO 

2015      Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, curated by Laura Napier and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, Bronx, NY

2015      An Invitation to Sleep, Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery, organized by Alexis Powell, Austin, TX

2014      No Greater Fiction, Bosi Contemporary, curated by Agnes Berecz, New York, NY

2014      Video Snack 3, The Print Shop at MoMA PS1 hosted by ALLGOLD, curated by Lauren Francescone and Zeynab Izadyar, Queens, NY

2014      Faculty Biennial, The Main Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, curated by Heidi Leitzke, Lancaster, PA

2014      Video Snack 2, hosted by The Varick Sessions, curated by Lauren Francescone, Brooklyn, NY

2014      Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Art Exhibit, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, organized by Conrad Vogel, Bronxville, NY

2014      Dreams: Illusion and Fantasy, Blackbox Gallery, Portland, OR

2013      Pairings/Collaborations, Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, Fashion Institute of Technology, curated by Joel Werring, New York, NY

2013      Buy What You Love, Bleecker Arts Center, organized by the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, NY

2013      post tech, Fashion Institute of Technology, organized by Doug Mulaire, New York, NY

2013      Swerve and Fracture, Camera Club of New York, curated by Kelly Cannon, New York, NY

2013      Video Snack, 56 Bogart, curated by Lauren Francescone, Brooklyn, NY

2013      Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Art Exhibit, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, organized by Conrad Vogel, Bronxville, NY

2013      Transformation, Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY

2013      Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2012      Occupy! ICP Occupies Governors Island, organized by the International Center of Photography, Governors Island, NY

2012      Death is the Destination, Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, curated by John Decker, Nancy Floyd, Ruth Stanford, and Christina               West, Atlanta, GA

2012      Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Art Exhibit, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, organized by Conrad Vogel, Bronxville, NY

2011      Yale MFA Photography, 2011, Curated by John Pilson organized by Nicole Klagsbrun Project,  New York, NY 

2011      Yale MFA Photography, 2011, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

2011      Yale Open Studios, Yale School of Art Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, CT

2011      College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2010     Second Year MFA Show, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

2009    First Year MFA Show, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT



2017      Cardoza, Kerry “Photos of the Capitalistic Imagery that Overwhelms Beirut’s Landscape,” Hyperallergic

2017      Martinez, Christina “Artist Profile: Manal Abu-Shaheen,” Foundations Magazine Issue 5

2017      Smithson, Aline “Manal Abu-Shaheen: Beirut,” Lenscratch: Fine Art Photography Daily (Web)

2017      Collins-Fernandez, Gaby and Escudero, Florencia, "Transformation," Precog Magazine

2017      Degnan, Luke “Artist Profile: Manal Abu-Shaheen,” The Felt Issue 3 (Web)

2017      Kiernan, Kat “Manal Abu-Shaheen: Photo of the Day,” Don’t Take Pictures Magazine

2016      Acha, Beverly, Zine: “Love for Love/Hate for Hate: A Glossary of Our Time”

2016      Martin, J.M., "New Horizons in Road Trip Photography," Hyperallergic 

2016      Ruiz, Alan. “Uneven Development: On Beirut and Plein Air.” Queens International 2016 Catalog

2016      Berfond, Lindsey and Iwasaki, Hitomi, Queens International 2016 Biennial Catalog, Queens, NY  

2016      Ciprian, Dexter and Felix, "Attaining the Unattainable: A Landscape in Conflict," Fresh Curators, Spain Fresh (Web) 

2015      Napier, Laura and Ramos-Fermin, Hatuey, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial Catalog, Bronx Museum, NY 

2014      Berecz, Agnes, No Greater Fiction Catalogue, Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY

2014      Knoblauch, Loring, “No Greater Fiction @ Bosi Contemporary,” Collector Daily, New York, NY

2014      “‘No Greater Fiction’ At Bosi Contemporary, Musee Magazine, New York, NY

2014      “Fictional Realities,” The Vernissage, New York, NY           

2013      Baker, Peter, “Swerve and Fracture,” Twice Two blog, New York, NY

2013      “Swerve and Fracture @ CCNY,” F-Stop Magazine, New York, NY

2012      “‘Death is the Destination’ at GSU Welch,” Art Relish, Atlanta, Georgia

2011      Salameh, George, “Mapping Memories, 10 Lebanese Photographers,” WIP Issue 12, (Web)

2011      Benson, Richard, The Book Remains the Same, Yale MFA Photography, 2011 GHP, West Haven, CT

2011      Cannon, Kelly, “Artist Profile,” Dimensions Art Journal, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2009      Nelson, Cat, Sarah Lawrence Visual Art Review, Bronxville, NY



The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University



2017       Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship

2017      Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation

2017      Cycle 48 PSC-CUNY Research Award, PSC-CUNY Research Foundation

2017      New Works Grant, Queens Council on the Arts

2016      Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program

2016      Visiting Scholar program, New York University

2016      A.I.R Gallery Fellowship

2016      John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award – Nominee

2015      The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artist in the Marketplace

2013      Camera Club of New York, Curatorial Call – Collaboration with Kelly Cannon, Caroline Wells Chandler, Pao Houa Her, Kate Merrill

2012      Fotovisura, Student Spotlight Grant – Honorable Mention



2018     Christie's Education, Field Studies Visiting Artist, New York, NY

2017      Montclair State University, Art and Design Forum, Montclair, NJ

2017     Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York, NY

2017     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2017     Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

2017     The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2017     County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

2017     A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016     International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2016     The City College of New York, NY



2015 - Present    The City College of New York, Art Dept., New York, NY, Adjunct Faculty

2017 - 2018         New York University, NY, Senior Studio Visits Critic

2014                    Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Conference, Lancaster, PA, Committee Member

2008 - 2015       International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Faculty

2013 - 2015         Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, Adjunct Faculty

2013 - 2015         P.I. Art Center, New York, NY, Faculty

2015                    P.I. Art Center, Winter Art Camp, Jeju Island, South Korea, Faculty

2012 - 2013        County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ, Visiting Critic/Review Panelist

2012 - 2013        Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, Technologist

2010 - 2011         Yale University, New Haven, CT, Teaching Assistant

2008                   National Geographic Photo Camp, Bronx, NY, Teaching Assistant

2004 - 2006      Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY, Museum Educator