Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Hasani Sahlehe

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Atlanta, GA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Hasani Sahlehe was born in St. Thomas, USVI, and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015. His work has been exhibited at The Atlanta Contemporary, 106 Green, 12.26 in Dallas, Resort in Baltimore, Westobou, and Tops Gallery in Memphis among others.

Recent press includes ArtMaze Magazine, Bmore Art, Burnaway, Savannah Magazine, Art Papers, and New American Paintings. Sahlehe’s practice comprises a syncretic visual language that references music, lived experience, spirituality, and the history of painting.

At MacDowell, he made paintings that abstract sacred spaces.

Portrait by Chia Chong, courtesy of SCAD



Hasani Sahlehe worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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