EDUCATION

2008-2013     College for Creative Studies - BFA Photography, minor Advertising Design

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2016        Documenting Detroit, Selected Photographer
2015        Associated Press - Michigan, Best Spot Photojournalism
2015        Detroit Future City - Grant for Women of Banglatown
2015        New Colossus - Grant for Women of Banglatown
2014        Ford Community Foundation - Grant for Women of Banglatown
2013        College for Creative Studies - Grant for exhibition of “Sisterhood”

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017        “A Home Abroad” - Hatch Art (Hamtramck, Michigan)
2014        “Burnside” - Trinosophes (Detroit, Michigan)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        “Listening Spirit: Five Years of Burnside Farm” -  Second Street Gallery (Charlottesville, Virginia)
2016        “Facing Change, Documenting Detroit” - Detroit Institute of the Arts  (Detroit, Michigan)
2015        “DAM/CCS Scholarship Exhibit” - Detroit Artist Market (Detroit, Michigan)
2015        “Rooting (India): The Knowledge Project” - Kochi Biennale (Kochi, India)
2014        “Farmer as Creative” - Work Gallery (Ann Arbor, MI)
2014        “313” - Detroit Artist Market (Detroit, Michigan)
2014        “Paradigm” - Knight Gallery (Detroit, Michigan)
2013        “Polaroid BBY” - North End Studios (Detroit, Michigan)
2013        “Peculiar State” - Valade Gallery (Detroit, Michigan)
2013        “Family”- Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (Detroit, Michigan)
2010-13   “Student Exhibition” - College for Creative Studies (Detroit, Michigan)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017        Detroit Public Television - “Detroit Performs, Ali Lapetina”
2017        Blog, Global Detroit - “The organic nature of organizing and gardening”
2016        @everdaymotorcity - “A home Abroad”
2015        Grand Circus Magazine - “Deep Roots, New Growth”
2014        Michigan Radio - “A day in the life of Detroit after bankruptcy”
2014        C Magazine - “Art and Urban Farming”
2014        Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography - “Bengali Gardens”

TEACHING

2016        College for Creative Studies (Detroit, Michigan) - Guest Speaker
2015        Arab American Museum, SURA - Youth Photography Workshops
2014-16   Women of Banglatown (Detroit, Michigan) - Founder, Community Art Space
2014        Holding House (Detroit, Michigan) - Young Adult Photography Workshop
2013-15   Community Arts Partnership (Detroit, Michigan) - After school Photography