Originally Syrian, Aisha Mansouri lives in New York where she produces work inspired by the relationship of colors to each other, to the canvas, and to shapes and lines present in nature.
Mansouri's abstract work draws on an interpretation of her environment based on geometric and organic shapes. Her rich, yet subtle use of color unifies her work and contributes an emotional vocabulary that ranges from energy and harmony, to anxiety and pain. Mansouri has been fortunate enough to work under nationally renowned artist Moe Brooker for many years, where she has drawn inspiration from his use of vivid colors and shapes. She has additionally been instructed by Jon Redmond, who has influenced her use of light and shapes.
Mansouri’s latest paintings of abstract figures evoke the physical and emotional devastation of Syria and the Syrians who have fled their homes due to the civil war.
2009 Solo exhibit at The Interchurch Center, New York, NY
2005 Solo exhibit at the Connelly Art Center, Villanova University
2003 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum Chestnut Hill, PA
2001 Group exhibit at Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2001 Group exhibit at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
1995 Group exhibit at Main Line Art Center Haverford, PA
1994 Group exhibit for Middle Eastern, Athens, Greece
1983 Group exhibit at the United Nations New York, NY
1983 Group exhibit for new artists, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Bryn Mawr Trust Company Award for abstract pastel
Studied figurative painting with Andrew Latimer at Westchester Community College Art Center, Westchester, NY
Studied still life under Giovanni Cassidei and Jon at Redmond Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Studied abstract painting under David Summerville at Hampstead School of Art, London, UK
Studied abstract painting under Moe Booker and Val Rossman, water color painting under Bonnie Mettler, and oil painting under Marianne Matlock at Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA