Selected Art Shows

ODETA XHEKA
Working across painting, cut paper collage and digital media, Odeta Xheka keeps a firm eye on the very thin line that divides sincerity of expression from sheer banality in order to build a body of work that is both sensitive and cerebral in order to stand up against a culture that likes things simple and pigeonholed.Xheka's story parallels the highs and lows that countless women artist face as they negotiate the demands of daily pressures of the family with the aspiration to make ambitious art.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


  • 2022, Shortlisted artist, category: collage & fiber art, Women United Art Prize 2022


  • 2022, Selected for Juried show The Figure, Sarasota Art Center

  • 2022, Selected for Juried show The Poetics of Materiality,Wavelength Space


  • 2022, Selected for online Juried show, Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Maryland Federation of Art, MFA Circle Gallery


  • Awarded Juror's Choice Certificate, Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Maryland Federation of Art, MFA Circle Gallery


  • 2022, Selected for Juried show Internal Dialogue, Collage Artists of America

  • Selected for publication, Art Seen Magazine, Winter Issue

    • Selected for publication, Thought Art Magazine, Issue 6

  • 2022, Selected for National Juried show, Paper Art, Bower Center

  • 2022, Selected for International Juried exhibition, Food- The Aftermath, Praxis Photo Arts Center

  • 2022, Selected Juried show, Abstract 2022, Sebastopol Center for the Arts

  • 2022, Selected for Summer Juried show, Abington Art Center

  • 2022, Selected for Juried show, 50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition, The Lakeland Art Guild

  • 2022, Selected for Solo online exhibit, Artist of the Month, Thought Art Magazine

  • 2022, Selected for Juried online exhibit, Mixed Metaphors, Collage Artists of America

  • 2022, Selected for Juried international online exhibit, Treasured Moments, Art to Hearts Project

  • 2022, Selected for Juried show, Adorned: Art Inspired by Fabric and Fashion, Annmarie Sculpture Garden&Arts Center

  • 2022, Selected for Juried show, The Art of Reading, Tifton Museum

  • 2022, Selected for WaterWorks Art Museum traveling collection

  • 2022, Selected for Juried show, Color Your Dreams, WaterWorks Art Museum

  • 2021, Selected for Juried show, Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, MFA Circle Gallery

  • 2021, Selected for Juried show, Little by Little, Art Intersection, Ryan Gallery

  • 2021, Selected for group show, Verdant, Envision Art, UNT Colab Gallery

  • 2021, Selected for group show, 25 Photographs, Pioneer Works

  • 2021, Selected for digital group show, Patterns in Nature, WoArt Gallery

  • 2021, Selected for digital group show, Monochromatic, WoArt Gallery

  • 2021, Selected for digital group show, Amber, Envision Art

COLLECTIONS
Private Collection, Miami, Florida
Private Collection, New York, New York
Private Collection, New York, New York
Private Collection, Queens, New York
Private Collection, Brooklyn, New York
Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Private Collection, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private Collection, Boston, Massachusetts
Private Collection, Orlando, Florida
Private Collection, Athens, Greece
Private Collection, San Torini, Greece
Private Collection, Tirana, Albania
Private Collection, Tirana, Albania
Private Collection, Tirana, Albania
Private Collection, Fier, Albania
Private Collection, Berat, Albania

PUBLISHED CREATIVE NONFICTION
  • 2022, Painting With Scissors, Iris on My Mind, Kolaj Magazine

  • 2022, Iris on My Mind, Memoir Magazine

  • 2020, At the Kitchen Table Where Miracles Happen, Literary Mama

  • 2020, In My Defense, Mutha Magazine