Selected Exhibitions


2016    “Athir Shayota: Allegorical Still Lifes,” Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington D.C.

2007    “Athir Shayota: Iraqi Portraits,” Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington D.C.

2004    “Haqiqa Wa Kheyal,” Cooper Union Humanities Gallery, New York, NY

2004    “Reality and Fantasy,” Alwan for the Arts, New York, NY

2003    “Contemporary Art from the Ancient World,” Cathedral of St. John the Divine,  New  York, NY

1999    “In Motion,” Gallery 8, Pontiac, MI

1997    “Athir Shayota: Recent Paintings,” ACCESS Cultural Arts, Dearborn, MI

1996    “Athir Shayota: Paintings 1991-1996,” Bunting Gallery, Royal Oak, MI


2019  “History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary,” Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, Minnesota

2013    “Diwan 5: The Exhibition,” Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2010    “New York Chronicles,” Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Doha, Qatar

2007    “Contemporary Art from the Arab World,” St. Francis College, New York, NY

2006    “Three Arab Painters in New York,” The Bridge Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “In/Visible,” Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2003    “Re: Narrative,” Compton-Goethals Gallery, City College of New York, NY

2001    “Iraqi Art in Context,” Brecht Forum, New York, NY

1999    “Artists of the Islamic World,” Turkish Center, New York, NY

1995    “Food in Art,” Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

1994    “Fann Wa Tarab: Five Contemporary Arab American Artists,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

1994    “Catalyst for One Nation Under a Groove,” Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

1994    “Sustenance,” Metropolitan Center for Creative Arts, Detroit, MI

1993    “Motif: Still Life,” Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI