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Biography


  • Visual Artist, Poet, and Writer
  • Scholar in Ancient Mesopotamian History and Art History
  • Full-time artist, atelier a (Private Studio), 2014-Present
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History of Ancient Mesopotamia 2019, Lahaye University, Netherlands
  • Master's Degree (M.A.), Ancient Mesopotamian History, BU
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), College of Fine Arts, BU
  • Two-summer semesters / Iraqi Museum, Cuneiform Laboratory (Internship Certificate)
  • Studied visual art academically at the Free Studio, UT
  • Aeronautic Engineering, University of Technology

  • Six Solo Shows:
  • The Hard Time 1981, Home of Madness 1985, The Chamber 1992, Looking for Another Paradise 1994, Layla, An Iraqi Candle in the Night-2007, U.S.A, (Inspired by real story post-2003 War, Iraq)
  • The Rose & The Ember, one-night one-man mini art show, Sept. 15, 2020, atelie a, Sterling Heights, MI. Sponsored by EA Art Gallery / www.EA-ArtG.com

  • Two-man Exhibition (Siege) with B. Kirkukly, at Museum of Contemporary Arts (Haifa St.), 1992.
  • Many worldwide national & international collective art exhibitions since the 1980s

  • The Main U.S. Shows:
  • Mesopotamian Eyes 1999, Art Exhibition at Dimension Art Gallery, Metro-Detroit, associated with European artist John Romi
  • Mesopotamia That We Know Best 2006, MAH&B, Ferndale. MI
  • The Contemporary Mesopotamian Art Exhibition 2007, Katzen Museum, UA, Washington DC 2007 Enduring Spirit, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI
  • The Many Colors of Mesopotamia 2007, MAH&B, Ferndale. MI
  • Mesopotamian Cultural Day, Troy Public Library 2008
  • Mesopotamian Cultural Week, Madonna University 2008
  • Roots, An Exhibitions Featuring Works of Art in all Media by Chaldean & Jewish Artists, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 2012

  • Mural Paintings & Glass Artworks, Sacred Heart Church, Detroit-Michigan 2000
  • Designer of many well-known Emblems, Logos, and National Flags, i.e., The National Chaldean Flag 1985 www.chaldeanflag.com
  • The winner of two International Contests to design the Iraqi National Flag, 1985 and 2008

  • Member and Founder of the Horizon Art Group; also the author of the Founding Manifest Follow Your Dream 1986
  • Founder of Dimensions Art Gallery, Ferndale, MI 1998
  • Founder of the Babylon (Chaldeans & Jewish of Babylon) Museum of Art & History, Detroit, 2002
  • Founder of Mesopotamia Art, History, & Beyond (Art Gallery & Learning Studio), 2005
  • As a liaison between the U.S. Army and U.S. Embassy, curated and supervised the Iraqi Artists' Show, US Embassy Baghdad, 2009
  • Featured Artist (MultiCultural Review's cover and inside); see links and Articles
  • Featured among ten other International Artists (World Literature Today, Voices Against Darkness); see links and Articles
  • Member of many professional art associations and societies, including the International Association of Art iaa / UNESCO, Paris 1986
  • 2018 - Present Senior Art Director at EA Art Gallery www.EA-ArtG.com