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                                                                        Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Ayad Fadel demonstrated artistic                                                                            talent early in life, pursuing painting as means to express                                                                          the small truths of life and the deeper aspects of the                                                                                    experience. His uncle was an artist of considerable                                                                                    renown and with his encouragement, Ayad Fadel pursued                                                                          his studies in the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad.                                                                                  Fadel was driven to make the artistic process a true                                                                                    engagement with others, and continuously sought public                                                                            spaces to paint portraits as well as express the life of his community through his paintings. Recognizing the challenges faced by artists to make a living pursuing their true love, Fadel also studied and completed his diploma of Science degree in Electrical Engineering . The war in Iraq, however, disrupted this life and the economy for many, making existence and artistic expression near impossible. As was the case for many Iraqis, Fadel and his immediate family eventually left Iraq in 2004 as refugees, but their dreams and hopes for an independent and democratic country remain firmly intact. The hope of contributing towards a new future for Iraq and all peoples of the world continues to be the motivation for his work.
Fadel has also furthered his artistic and professional education in the United States. He has continued his studies at Houston Community College as well as the Glassell School of Art in Houston.

Ayad Fadel’s work, both abstract and figurative, uncovers the essence of the subject of his paintings. His artistic expression, using color and movement, emotively depicts the pain and hopes of his native country. Incorporating culturally relevant design and symbols, as well as artistic aspirations of what the future could be, his work reveals the hopes and dreams held by much of humanity. Fadel says, “My native country is riddled with beauty and danger. These two extremes impact the soul very deeply. No one chooses openly to leave their homeland, but when life has been completely disrupted, one must leave with the hopes of creating a better future from afar.” Fadel says further of his work, “It is, therefore, natural that my art should convey my hopes and dreams for the best of the human experience for all people. My belief in the best of humanity has remained steadfast. I know there are kindred spirits who support my work and who, like me, have a vision for peace. I continue in my efforts to develop myself as an artist that I may communicate and connect with my audience.”

Ayad Fadel’s artwork has earned both international and national recognition through the following galleries and exhibition spaces:



International - Group and Solo -



- 1996 Baghdad - Natural Festival in Fine Arts Institute
- 1997 Baghdad - Wasiti Festival in Art Center
- 1998 Baghdad - Drawing contest in Arts Center
- 1999 Baghdad - Autumn Gallery in Art center
- 2002 Baghdad - Personal Gallery in the UN
- 2005 Amman Jordan - Participated in the Anger Mural held by the Jordanian Nation Museum.
- 2006 Amman Jordan - Solo exhibition, Blue fig
- Participated to numerous mural related to theatrical arts
- 2008 Jordan - Solo Art Show Features and symbols at Jordanian

Ministry of Information






.2008 Commissioned by Jack Meier Gallery, Painting of Indian Native,


.2008 Amnesty International Campaign Launch & Art Exhibition,Winter Street Gallery, Houston,Tx

.2008 Art Show On The Avenue, Winter Street Gallery, Houston,Tx .2008 HAPPY HOURS - Collaborative Exhibition, Houston,Tx .2009 Participated in Art Crawl, Isolation Gallery, Houston,Tx .2009 New Gifts: Vox Culture, Benefiting KIVA to finance a project in

Cambodia, Houston,Tx

.2009 Supplication: Solo Excision at It's Grand, Houston,Tx .2010 Solo Art Show {Rain Song} H Gallery, Houston,Tx .2010 'Best In Show', Betz Gallery 12x12 Show, Houston,Tx .2010 Participated in Art Crawl, Houston,Tx
.2011 Solo Art Show, 'Musician', Hotel Solara at City Center, Houston,Tx
.2012 Art Show,Washington DC
.2013 Solo Art Show, "Everlasting Dream", Art Movement Gallery, Houston,Tx

.2014 Participated in Citizenship Month Houston, Global art , Houston,Tx

.2016 Solo Art show, Wishes & Memories, Samara art gallery,

.2017 made a portrait for the mayor of Houston and a painting for the city of Sugar Land.

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