Manal Deeb

Mrs. Manal Deeb ( is a Palestinian-American artist who was born in Ramallah, Palestine, and currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia. Manal believes in the truth that memories are in you; that is, that you are a part of your memories. To this end, she explores in her artwork the emotional and psychological connections that each of us has with our memories as well as our identity. In addition to her artwork, she has recorded music and had a book published!

Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in the Psychology of Art from George Mason University. She has had solo and group exhibits in cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago, D.C., Richmond, Dallas, San Francisco, Spokane, Denver, Boston, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles! Her work has also been exhibited internationally in places such as Paris, Rome, Cairo, London, Delhi, Jerusalem, Palestine, Qatar, Jordan, Pakistan, and Spain.

Mrs. Deeb’s artwork has been featured in magazines, journals, radio and TV interviews, and newspapers all throughout the world. Her main subject matter revolves around humanity, global cultures, creating bridges between religions, Arab women, feminine issues and identity, and the Palestinian people. Below is a list of several milestones in her career. We are incredibly proud to have Mrs. Deeb on ABPA’s advisory board!



2012:  United Nation’s Selection of longest-ever Palestinian Art exhibition and Speech

2013:  ADC Arab Woman of the year

2014:  Palestinian Artist of the Month

2016:  Director’s Collection for the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA

2018:  Exhibit at the opening of the first Palestine Museum in the US

2018:  Selected by the nationally renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre for their first ever female artist exhibition