Manal Deeb

Manal Deeb ( is a Palestinian-American artist who was born in Ramallah, Palestine, and currently resides in Fairfax, VA, USA. 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 memories as well as identity. 

Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Psychology of Art from George Mason University in Virginia.

Manal has had solo and group exhibits in cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Richmond, Dallas, San Francisco, Spokane, Denver, Boston, Santa Fe, Woodbridge/Connecticut, and Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in Paris, Rome, and Cairo; London and Brighton, England; Delhi, India; Jerusalem, Palestine; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Malaga, Spain.

Her artworks have been featured in magazines, journals, radio interviews, TV interviews and newspapers throughout the world. Her mission and main subjects are: humanity, global cultures, creating bridges between religions, Arab women, global women issues and identity, and Palestine and the Palestinian people.



2012:  United Nation’s Selection of longest-ever 3 months Palestinian Art exhibition and Speech

2013:  ADC Arab Woman of the year

2014:  Palestine Artist of the Month

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

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

2018/2019:  Selected by the DC based and nationally renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre for a first ever female artist exhibition at the theater