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Selected Solo Exhibitions:

UPCOMING: "A Meditative Experience" Hardin Center for Cultural Art, Gadsden, AL (August - December 2022)

2021-2022 "A Meditative Experience", Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (December 9th - January 15th)

2021 "SKYWAY 2020/2021", Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL (May 2021 - July 2021)  

2019 "The Isness of Being", Hermitage (with the Morean Art Center), St. Petersburg, FL (February 2020)

2019  Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

2018 "The Isness of Being", Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

2017 "Paradise Found", Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL 

2014 "Aquaflora", Lauren Rogers museum of Art, Laurel, MS

2012 “Today’s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction”, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
2011 “The Isness of Being”, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida
2011 “The Isness of Being”, Osceola Center of Art, Kissimmee, Florida
2010 “The Isness of Being”, Mary Hardin Art Center, Gadsden, Alabama
2009 “The Isness of Being”, Ormond Beach Memorial Museum
2009 “The Isness of Being”, Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Museum
2008 “The Isness of Being”, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia
2008  Panama City Art Center, Panama City, FL
2007 “A Simple Expression of a Complex Thought”, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
2006 “Releasing the Inner Child”, Salt Creek Artworks Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
2005 “Connections,” St. Petersburg College, Seminole, Florida
2002 “d’Affair les Beaux-Arts,” University of South Florida College of Architecture, Tampa, Florida
1978 “Fluid and Solid,” Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
1970  The Art Original, Tarpon Springs, Florida
1968 “Light Bodies,” Lynn Cottler Gallery, New York City, New York
1965 Caffee de Prenco, Paris, France
1961 Jasmine Bellarian Fine Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
1959 Akhenaton Fine Arts Hall, Cairo, Egypt

Selected Group Exhibitions:


2018 "Florida's Finest", Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, Florida

2007 “Gala Night”, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
2006 “Gala Korina Yearly Group Show”, Tampa, Florida
2005 “Rhapsodic Fusions,” Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City, New York
2004 “Annual Members Exhibition,” Salt Creek Artworks, St. Petersburg, Florida
2003 “The Technical and the Spiritual,” 531 Central Fine Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
2003 Rentz Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Corporate Collections:

Barnett Bank, Tampa, Florida
Cross Cut Films, Tampa, Florida
Harper Builders, Lakeland, Florida
Laureate Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Law Firm of Daniel Castillo, Tampa, Florida
Milad Contracting, Long Island, New York
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Egypt
Tampa Bay Magazine, St. Petersburg, Florida
U.S. Steel Corporation, New York City, New York
Wolfson Investments, Orlean, Virginia

Private Collections:

H. E. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture and Guidance of Egypt
Ambassador G. Ezzat, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Nagi Kassar, Toronto, Canada
Dr. M. Nour, New York City, New York
Dr. N. Bishay, Toronto, Canada
Dr. G. Saber-Gabra, Edinborough, Scotland
George Milad, Baltimore, Maryland
Lisa Koslow, Miami, Florida
Lord Mark G.E. Morris, Cheshire, U.K.
Mac McCormick, A.S.I.D., New York City, New York
Margot McDougal, A.S.I.D, Tampa, Florida
Nabil Cassis, Cairo, Egypt
S. Iskander, New York City, New York
Yosef Marzouk, Miami, Florida
C. Roberson, St. Petersburg, Florida
Ms. Carol Cira, Tampa, Florida
Mrs. Betty Castor, Tampa, Florida

Alison Blair, Clearwater, Florida

Public Collections:


Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida




"Arts Plus" Segment filmed for PBS, 2019: Click here to view the video

John Mendelsohn, Vibrational States, 2019

Mary Childs, A Conversation with Bassmi, Working Title, January 2017

Blake Flournoy, One Last Glance at the Isness of Being, Creative Loafing Atlanta, July 2016

Adam Carlson, Review of Exhibition, Creative Loafing Atlanta, September 2014

Lennie Bennett, Review of Exhibition, Tampa Bay Times, September 2011

Megan Voeller, Revew of Exhibition, Creative Loafing Tampa, August 2011

John Mendelsohn, Commentary, 2010

Casey Church, Review of Exhibition, Myrtle Beach Alternatives, September 2009

John Mendelsohn, Bassmi: Vision's Body, 2007

William Zimmer, catalog essay, June 2005
Ruthie Tucker, Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc., essay, March 2005
Dominque Nahas, catalog essay, 2002-2003 edition

Leilani Polk, Abstract is the World, Weekly Planet, January 2003

Richard Dubin, brochure essay, Spring 2002
Jeanette Crane, review of exhibition, St. Petersburg Independent, January 12, 1978



1961, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
1961-1966, Art Techniques and Modern Aesthetics (non credit courses), School of Fine Art, Cairo, Egypt



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