Essma Elaine Imady

Installation Artist



Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN  

      Master of Fine Arts in Installation Art; 2016

Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Bachelor of Arts in Art; 2013

Selected Exhibitions

July 2017 Transplant Eyes –Instinct Art Gallery, Wisconsin

February, 2017 Trump Backward Forward – Gallery 148 MCAD, Minnesota

December 2016 Selected Works – Public Functionary, Minnesota

November 2016 Curated- Art Illuminating Human Rights: Muslim in Minnesota- MIA,

May 2016 Synesthesia – Altered Esthetics, Minnesota

May 2016 3X5: The Soap Factory’s Emerging Artist Residency Program –  The Soap Factory, Minnesota

May 2016 Colloquy: A Sound Event by Imady & Brown -The Soap Factory, Minnesota

March 2016 SooVAC + MCAD MFA: An Exhibition in Honor of Suzy Greenberg – SooVAC, Minnesota

January 2016 Knowing the Orient; Un-Veiling Authenticity – MCAD Library Gallery, Minnesota

January 2016 Borderlines – MCAD, Minnesota

September 2015 Meeting Waters – Whittier Gallery, Minnesota

July 2015 Hallways: Encounters in a Narrow Space – Casket Arts, Minnesota

March 2015 Descent into Heaven – Gallery 148 Minnesota

February 2011 Seven Palestinian Children – SMS Theater, Damascus, Syria

May 2010 Personal Portrait – AIU illustration exhibit, Damascus, Syria

January 2010 Stairs – AIU 3D exhibit Damascus, Syria

Work History

August 2016- Present          Independent Artist

September 2016-May 2017 Daybreak Books

                                            Bookseller in charge of Inventory, Display & Circulation

January 2014- May 2016     Minneapolis College of Art Design Library

                                            Library Circulation Graduate Assistant

 January 2008- August 2011 Damascus Museum & Tourist guide

                                            Tourist Guide for English Speakers


Grants and awards

May 2017 Jerome travel and study grant

January 2017 Forcast art public art grant

March 2016  Audience Choice Award, Synesthesia,, Altered Esthetics,