1983-1989 Associate Degree from The Basra Fine Arts Institute, Basra, Iraq
Christoff Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle
2006 "War Fragments" UW Odegaard Library, Seattle WA.
2005 "Escape Within" Christoff Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle WA.
Selected Group Exhibitions
“Gardens of Art,” benefit for the Seattle Art Museum, tip of Hunts
Point, Hunts Point, WA
2011 "Sculpt:Reaveal" Bellevue Collage Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA.
2010 “Gardens of Art,” benefit for the Seattle Art Museum, The highlands, Seattle, WA
2009 “Glass, Metal & Stone” Matzke Fine Arts and design Camano Island, WA 2009
1999-2010 “Arts Downtown” Puyallup, WA.
1998-2009 “International Stone Sculptors’ Symposia” Outdoors Show” Mount Vernon, WA.
2007 “Signatures” Seattle Stonearium, Seattle,WA
2004 "Stone Sculpture from Mantel to Garden" Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego, Oregon
“Art Outdoors” San Juan Island, WA.
2003 “Roadside Studio Show” Mount Vernon, WA.
2002 “Pratt Fine Arts Center Instructors’ Art Show” Phinney Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 “Museum of the Art and sculpture park” San Juan Island, WA.
2000 “In the Beginning There Was Stone” Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA.
2008 “Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists”
2011 "A Labyrith to Joy" short documentary, produced and directed by Travis Muller for the Seattle Channel. 2005
“My Saraab” short documentary, produced and directed by Sarna Lapine.
“Chiseled from Marble, a Refuge from War News” New York Times. April 9th,
Sabah was born in Nasriyah, Iraq. At the age of fifteen he was accepted to the Institute of Fine Arts in Basra, Iraq, where he lived and received his training in classical art. Al-Dhaher fled Iraq in 1991 due to his involvement in a failed uprising against the regime of Saddam Hussein at the end of the first Gulf war. After spending 2 ½ years in a refugee camp in the desert of Saudi Arabia he came to the USA as a political refugee in 1993. He been creating and exhibiting his work throughout the Northwest. Sabah’s story was chronicled in an article in the New York Times titled, A Nation at War: Iraqi-Americans; Chiseled from Marble, a Refuge from War News, (April 6, 2003).
2000 -present Stone sculpture Pratt Fine Arts Center. Seattle WA
1998 - 2009 Figurative Sculpture, International sculpture Symposium, Mt. Vernon, WA
2005-2009 Stone carving, stone Fest, Marenakos Rock Center, Preston, WA
2006-2007 Figurative sculpture, California sculpture Symposium, Cambria, CA
2001 Stone carving Whidbey Island Stone Carving Symposium Indoor Show" Whidbey Island, WA
2006 Beginning bronze sculpture City of Puyallup, WA.
2002 Peace Sculpture, Marble and basalt sculpture Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
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