Nocturne (self portrait), oil on panel, 18" x 24"
Alia E. El-Bermani was raised in a small town just south of Boston, where she spent most of her childhood enjoying the outdoors and discovering the natural history of the south shore of Massachusetts.
Alia El-Bermani started her art training as a young child at the North River Arts Society, which is a small community run association for people, of all ages, interested in the visual arts. She showed early promise earning a Silver Key in the national Scholastic Art competition held at the World Trade Center in Boston. In 1994, she briefly attended Roger Williams University in Bristol Rhode Island a large liberal arts college which didn’t quite have the clear focus that Ms. El-Bermani was seeking. In 1996 she transferred to Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach California which is known for its strong emphasis on classical figurative training.
While studying at Laguna College of Art and Design Alia El-Bermani received the Plotkin Award for Excellence in Fine Arts. Then, in 2000 she received her BFA from LCAD, summa com laude. Ever since, she has enjoyed continued success as a fine artist. She is currently represented by two premier galleries, Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara California, and The Loft Galeria in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. This talented young painter has had five Solo Exhibitions. Her figurative and still life paintings and drawings have been included in several group shows across the country as well as showcased in Museums such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the West Valley Art Museum in Arizona and most recently, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. Several articles have been written on her work in such prestigious periodicals as Art Week, The Independent and LA Weekly. She currently lives and works in Cary, NC with her husband and two young, talented children.
Gallery RepresentationSullivan Goss – An American Gallery
The Loft Galeria
Professional AffiliationsWomen Painting Women - co-founder
Portrait Society of America
ArtSpace Artist Associate