About

Athir Shayota (b.1968, Iraq) is a New York-based painter who has exhibited in galleries and institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Arab American National Museum, Cooper Union Humanities Gallery, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and the Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery (Doha, Qatar). He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, MO (1992). His work has been reviewed or featured prominently in such publications as The New York Times, The Star TribuneCallaloo, Bidoun, Mizna, and ArtAsiaPacific magazine’s Almanac.

contact: shayota.athir [at] gmail.com