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, the 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 in Fine Arts degree in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, MO (1992).

His work has been reviewed or featured in such publications as
The New York Times, Callaloo, Bidoun, Mizna, and ArtAsiaPacific magazine’s Almanac.

contact: shayota.athir [at] gmail.com