01_Shark Tear

Shark Tear, 2016
Oil on canvas, 40×30 inches


02_Banana Man

Banana Man, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30×40″


Yosemite (1)

Yosemite, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30×40″


03_Iguana Mama

Iguana Mama, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30×40″


04_Pass the Tapatio

Pass the Tapatio, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30×40″



Horse Vomit, 2016
Oil on canvas, 36×48″



New Shoes, 2016
Oil on canvas, 30×40″




Amalia Mourad was born (1992) and raised in Berkeley, California. Her mother is from Egypt and her father is of Polish descent. She has spent much of her life traveling, including studying abroad in both Spain and Brazil. Mourad studied classical guitar for over 11 years, has written and studied poetry, performed spoken word, as well as performed in several professional plays. While developing herself through all of these forms of artistic expression, painting has been an integral part of her life. She primarily focuses on the figure, issues of gender, emotion, and the human experience. In 2013, Mourad graduated with a painting major from the College of Creative Studies UCSB. She graduated with an MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, NY in May, 2016.

Amalia Mourad was recognized as one of two Noteworthy artists for the New American Paintings Pacific Coast issue 121. In 2017, Mourad was represented in Spring Break Art Show located in Times Square, New York: “A Wonderful Unsure Atmosphere of Contemplation” was curated by Vivian Chui and featured in Whitewall Magazine. Her recent exhibitions include PULSE Art Fair Miami and PULSE Art Fair New York (2016); the SVA thesis show Popular Culture Is Where the Pedagogy Is: Explorations of Provocation and Praxis at The Hole (2016); Play Me a Game, at the New School (2016); and So Hot Right Now, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery (2015). She is part of the collection “Girls Club: contemporary art by women.” She has also shown at Cloying Parlor in Brooklyn, NY (2014) the “Flight Deck” in Oakland, CA (2014), Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA (2013), UCSB CCS Gallery (2011-2013), and USF School of Law (2010). Additional publications of Mourad’s work as a featured artist include the Frase Got Talent Catalogue in Italy, SVA Alumni Spotlight, and Spectrum Magazine in Santa Barbara, CA.