Paisley Callow Ali

Paisley Callow is a US 3rd culture artist who has created photography, painting, video and ceramics that exhibited and placed in several national juried shows, including a national film festival and a Smithsonian affiliate museum exhibit. Her art is included in the collections of the White House Executive Offices, the Saudi Royal family and The UCLA Fowler Museum Archives and has been featured on US and Saudi local tv. Her media is innovative, utilizing processes like thermal imagery and X-rays. As a world citizen raised in 6 cultures, she has dedicated her art career to exhibiting artwork that raises awareness for underserved groups like people with disabilities, Saudi women, survivors of domestic violence and under-recognized cultures in exhibits like the Rodney King 25th Anniversary Re-Imagining Justice Show, The George Mason University Gendered Visualities Symposium and the 2017 UCLA Disability As Spectacle Conference.

I graduated cum laude from UCLA Arts despite losing use of my dominant drawing arm for my sophomore and junior years of art school by branching from painting into photography/film which has made me an unusually dextrous and diverse artist after recovery.

I am also a certified American Montessori Society teacher.

Professional Experience

  • Featured Artist at the UCLA Disability as Spectacle Conference
  • Honorable Mention (STEAM Photography Exhibit Smithsonian Affiliate Museum of Nuclear Science & History)
  • Art Director of Art Fundraiser & Teaching Artist in Residence at NCEF EC Ed.Center

Teaching Experience
For 15 years, I have taught my original curriculum of inclusive World Arts Classes to families and children ages 1-18 as Artist in Residence in CA & FL public & private schools, The Huntington Library Gallery and Children’s Museums.

My limitation is simply carrying more than 20 lb & limited arms over head work.

Ethnicity: Multicultural 3rd Culture Kid (from Taiwan, Canada, US, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia, UK)

Artistic Discipline: 
Visual Arts
Disability type: 
Physical/Mobility Disability
Torrance CA 90505
(310) 413-9546