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A Timeless Artist

Experience ArtbyDiyar

Welcome to ArtbyDiyar. Years of experience eventually led to the inception of ArtbyDiyar in 2017. With a unique artistic voice and a playful and evocative exploration of planet Earth’s color palette, I strive to inspire humankind through inventive and experimental work. Explore my pieces below.

 
Man in the Veil
Man in the Veil

'Man in the Veil' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2017

Explosion on Canvas
Explosion on Canvas

'Explosion on Canvas' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2017

Trip to Freedom
Trip to Freedom

'Trip to Freedom' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2016

'Transition' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2015

Darvish
Darvish

'Darvish' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2017

the Eye
the Eye

'The Eye' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2015

Gossip,
Gossip,

'Gossip' acrylic on canvas 20x60in 2017

Khamsa,
Khamsa,

'Khamsa' acrylic on canvas 40x50in 2017

Diyar
Diyar

'Diyar' acrylic on canvas 20x60in 2017

Fairouz
Fairouz

'Fairouz' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2015

Rose
Rose

'Rose' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2017

Gate of Baghdad
Gate of Baghdad

'Gate of Baghdad' acrylic on canvas 60x70in 2013

'untitled' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2014

'Phoenix' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2011

Layali
Layali

'Layali' acrylic on canvas 15x20in 2012

Drop
Drop

'Drop' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2016

Boston Sand
Boston Sand

'Boston Sand' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2012

Passion
Passion

'Passion'acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2012

Cultur
Cultur

'Cultur' acrylic on canvas 30x40in 2010

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My Story

Hello, I'm Diyar Al Asadi and I have lived in the US for 5 years. I am a young artist originally from Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

There, I spent the first ten years of my life. I first started painting when I was seven years old and at the time, I painted without any knowledge of how to paint. I taught myself how to use oil paints with the help of some local artists and I finished about twenty paintings in three years. When I was ten years old, I opened my first show at my school’s art department and all my paintings were sold to famous Iraqi artists.

From there, I received an art scholarship to study in Egypt but due to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, by 2005, I was not able to take advantage it. My family and I finally left for Egypt after two attempts on our lives by anonymous militants due to sectarian and political reasons. I focused my anger and energy to my paintings. Whenever I sold a piece, I took that money to improve my abilities as an artist In Egypt, I studied with Russian professor and artist, Eleni Alexander and Saudi professor and artist, Elham Jean. I also worked for the TownHouse gallery in Cairo for two years until I was sixteen.

Then, we left Egypt to return to Iraq for a few weeks but militants tried killing us again so we left for Jordan in 2009.

In Jordan, I went to high school in the mornings and in the afternoons, I studied at a high school and art school for two years with Iranian teacher Fatima Pour Hatami and I received a diploma in the Department of Islamic Art under her tutelage. 

From there I had ten different art shows. I also had a project with a calligrapher to King Abdullah of Jordan and received a bronze medal for my participation.

Starting in 2010, I worked as a fine art and Islamic art teacher at the Institute of Zein el Sharaf in Amman, Jordan for two years.

In May 2012, I moved to the US to start a new life in New York City. From here I shared my artwork with my high school art shows and I received a scholarship in Student Art League of NY for one year. I have recently moved to Seattle, where I now currently reside.

After all the places I went I'm still in my place of fame.. still unknown, I always wished to be a successful artist to help out my family and other people who had been prevented from living a normal life.

Exhibiton :

No War 2003(Iraq) , Dot Of Ink 2005(Egypt), Stories 2006(Egypt), Dot Of Ink2 2006(Egypt), townhouse gallery art shows 2007-2009(Egypt), Iraq on paper 2009(Iraq), decoration art 2010(Jordan), The Yearly Islamic Art Show For The Decoration 2011-2012(Algeria),The Center For Victims Of Torture 2011-2012(Jordan) White Bird 2012(Marco), living Gallery 2013(Brooklyn), Seeds of the League Program- EMOA Space Gallery 2013(Manhattan), Timber Of Iraq 2013(Boston), Khaled Gallery 2015(California),

Box House 2017(seattle), 

 Magazines:

Iraqi magazine online 2007, The Flower Of The Golf( zahrat al-khalej magazine ) 2008, BBC London online 2008, Iraqi magazine online 2009, Arabs Today 2010, International Women Day Jordan by(UNHCR) 2012.

I also had a project with a calligrapher to King Abdullah of Jordan and received a bronze model for participation. 

Website: artbydiyar.com
FB page: Art By Diyar 
Instagram: idealart

Diyar was also featured on an Anti-Violence PSA by Borderline Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dxcGm3CgU

Preview of "Between Earth and Sky", featuring Diyar. Film by Kalyanee Mam and David Mendez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsEWWpq_OM

 
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