Qais Al-Sindy . Biography


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In my artworks, I borrow my prophecies from reality. Regardless of the technics; the picture is not fully satisfy with the imaginary things. There is always a flying idea; where I resume inspiration from the moment of deep connection of direct and reciprocal. The Shapes of my figures keep changing till the last moment of doing the painting, yet, after I finish it, I keep  the figures continue changing in shape and expression in the vision of the viewer…they are looking for their destiny. However, I do not deny the mind, despite the obvious emotional prosperity.

My women are the source of my tranquility, as well they are my wealth that I struggle to maintain opulence. So I expect that the tone will remain connected to the meditated feminine silence.

Through beauty I attempt to show purification tendency that rise the image above its direct content. It imitates the image which deemed as a test to the idea of aesthetic.

In painting, I reach to what I dreamt of…then, I convert my dreams to artworks.


Qais Al-Sindy -1967 lives and works in California- USA.

Solo Exhibitions

2012  Sept., Solo Exhibition (The Struggle for Survival), Foresight Art Gallery/ Amman- Jordan.

2012 Jan., Personal Exhibition (Reconciliation with Oneself), Arts Gallery/ Abduallh Salim- Kuwait.

2012; Solo Exhibition (Who Knows What the Hoopoe Said?), 4-Walls Art Gallery- Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2010 Dec., Solo Exhibition (The Lost Paradise), Orient Art Gallery, Amman-Jordan.

2009 Aug.-Sep., Solo exhibition (Endless Peace) at United Nation Headquarter in New York.

2009 May, Solo Exhibition (Secrets of the other half), Cirello Gallery, San Diego, California, USA.

2008 July, Solo Exhibition (love and peace), Endangered Planet gallery, Laguna beach, CA, USA. 2007 Solo Exhibition (Letters don’t burn) in Dar Al-Anda Gallery- Amman.

2006 Faculty member at the college of engineering- Architectural Dep. / Applied Science University-Private/Amman-Jordan, teaching (Free hand drawing and painting).

2006 Solo exhibition in Fribourg city/ Switzerland, and participated in the conference at University of Fribourg, introducing a lecture about the Iraqi contemporary art.


2004 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad university / Baghdad

2002 Diploma in French language / Cultural French Center / Baghdad.

2000 BA, Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad University / Baghdad.

1989 B.Sc, college of Engineering, Baghdad University.

Selective Group Exhibitions 2010-2011

2011 Nov. ‘Impulses from Iraq’, Group Exhibition- Iraqi Cultural Center, Washington, DC – USA.

2011 Oct. 13th,‘ Mesopotamia Art and Artists in Diaspora’, Collective Exhibition of five artists.

Edgar Varlea Fine Arts (EVFA) Gallery- Los Angeles, CA-USA.

2011 Oct. 1st. ‘Out of Iraq, Artists in Exile’- Collective Art Show of three Iraqi generations. THE/ Main Gallery, Ohai, California- USA.

2011 June 5th. Group Art Exhibit at HA Gallery- Museum of Contemporary Art-, Los Angeles, CA- USA.

2011 June 3th. Home Interrupted: Aircrafts of Iraqi displacement. Michelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA- USA.

2010 Dec.12th-Feb.12th- 12th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo- Egypt.

2010 Nov. – Scenery form Memory- three artists’ exhibition with Shakir Al-Alousi and Najwa Al-Amen. Iraqi Cultural Center gallery, Washington DC.

2010 Sep., Collective show- Annual Chaldean Festival- Ronald Reagan Community Center, El Cajon, San Diego, CA.

2010 Aug., (Love Stuck), Curated by Anjela Piccard , Collective art exhibition on the Playhouse’s Weiss Lawn, art and fashion event with play of (Midsummer Night’s Dream). -La Jolla- San Diego, CA-USA.

2010 Aug, Iraqi- American friendship show, at St. Rophael Church Hall, San Diego, CA-USA.

2010 March, Art and Artist of Mesopotamia- Collective exhibition- Art share Gallery- Los Angeles- USA.

2010 February- ( Us)- Group exhibition- Qibab Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

2010 January- (Small is beautiful), miniature exhibition, Foresight Art Gallery- Amman, Jordan.

Professional Memberships

Museum of the living artist- San Diego Art Institute.

Association International des Arts Plastiques.

(AIAP) -UNESCO Iraqi Artist association.

Iraqi plastic Artists society.