Karim Rashid
Egyptian-Canadian, born 1960
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
The TELUS Health Brain Project - 2016 Exhibit,
The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project
2012
Karim Rashid: 20 x 12,
Sandra Gering Inc
2001
Pleasurscape,
Rice University Art Gallery

Karim Rashid is perhaps most famous for his prolificacy as a designer: he has to date over 3,000 designs to his name, spanning furniture, lighting, technology, and product packaging. Rashid’s artwork resembles his design sensibility, which can be characterized by amorphous shapes, hard lines, high-gloss finishes, and bright pastel colors. Pink pervades in Rashid’s work: “Pink is my super-optimistic white. It is energetic, fulgent, engaging, and an antidote to the masculine world that dominates our built landscape.” His works are often hybrids of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital media. As with every project Rashid undertakes, his artworks hope to convey optimism and humor.