About the Artist
Manal Deeb is a Palestinian-American artist who was born in Ramallah, Palestine, and currently resides in Fairfax, VA, USA.
Manal’s work, original paintings and digital/photography art, presents many identities that are indistinguishable! Each identity has the same apparent memories and perceives identical surroundings, while believing, with evidence, to be representing the real self and the actual memories.
Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Psychology of Art from George Mason University in Virginia.
Manal has had solo and group exhibits in cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Richmond, Dallas, Spokane, Denver, Boston, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in Paris, Rome, and Cairo; London and Brighton, England; Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Malaga, Spain.
Her artwork have been featured in magazines, journals, radio interviews, TV interviews and newspapers throughout the world. Her mission and main subjects are: humanity, Palestine, the Palestinian people, global cultures, creating bridges between religions, Arab women, global women issues, and identity.
Since personality extends itself beyond present existence to what is the past, Manal’s self consciousness to preserve her Palestinian identity made her concerned and accountable for her past, just upon the same ground and for the same reason as she does for the present. A desire for happiness, which is the unavoidable attendance of consciousness of pleasure and pain, Manal’s work is an attempt to reach a conscious happiness away from home (in exile).