Areej AlQaysi is an Iraqi-born artist lives and works in VA. Areej has MA degree in English Literature, and currently resuming her panting studies with RISD CE. She moved to many places since childhood; a journey that influenced her Art practice capturing a variety of subjects and themes in colorful presentations. From the Middle East to the US, Areej has tried to reflect on this path using bright colors in her Artwork.

Areej participated in a number of group exhibitions and art auctions in VA and DC areas. Areej’s reading and background initially equipped her Art vision and knowledge about old masters and the glory of Renaissance times. Areej works in home design and she creates her artwork from her studio in VA/USA. Art for Areej is the language that people could understand without speaking.



American Women Artists-AWA 

 Iraqi Forum for Arts and Culture

Vienna Arts Society -VAS


2020-current Student at RISD CE- Painting Studies

2021-2022 Art Mentoring program- Kristy Gordon

2019-2020Workshops attended with Artists in Northern VA: Tricia Ratliff and Tan Art

2002 MA degree in English Literature- Al-Mustansiriyah University/Bagdad-Iraq -2002




2018 Tryst Gallery,VA

2019 Dara Global Arts,VA

2020 Loudoun Cares Organisation,VA

2020 Pandemic- Art Impact International, Inc./VA

2020 Endangered Species-Art Impact International, Inc., VA

2021 Child Factor -Art Impact International, Inc.,VA

2021 Earth Day – Little Tree Huggers Pre-school,VA 

2021 Femme Champions-Art Impact International,VA

2021 Loudoun Cares Organisation–Fund raising and Art Auction,VA 

2021 El-Diwan AL-Iraqi Art Exhibition, VA

2022 Around the World Embassy Tour, Iraqi Embassy,  Washington DC

2022 Joint Jordanian- Iraqi Art Exhibition, Amman- Jordan

Group participation

My artwork on display at

Handmade by LMAC- Dulles Town Centre/Sterling, VA


 “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” Pablo Picasso