Artist’s Bio


2017               Erasen Be Ras, Modern Art Museum, Gebre Kirsto Desta Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2016               A Day Without Migrants, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2013               Africa Rising, African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2013                Solo Show, Tempo, Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2012                Inspired Women, Laphto Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2011                Solo Show, Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2010                Nexus, Laphto Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2007                Solo Show, Listening Through the Eyes, Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2007                Continuity & Change: Three Generations of Ethiopian Artists

                          Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Florida

2006                Living Embodiments: Artistic Expressions of Being, Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

2004                Solo Show, Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

2003                Ethiopian Passages in the Diaspora
                         National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

1999                Contemporary African Art, World Space, Washington, DC

1997                The Many Faces of Ethiopia, Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC

1996                Art is Life, Life is Art, Ayasso International Gallery, Washington, DC

1995                 Her Hands, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

1995                 Black Artists of Baltimore, Fine Arts Gallery of Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD

1994                 11th Annual Ethiopian Studies Conference, National Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1994                 Faculty Show, Baltimore Community Collage, Baltimore, MD

1993                 MFA Exhibition, Howard University, Washington, DC

1985                 Two Artists Show, Yugoslavia Embassy Club, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1985                 Graduate Students Exhibition, City Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



1999-2000       Professional Development
                            George Washington University, Washington, DC
                            Interactive Multimedia & Design


1990-1993       Master of Fine Arts
                           Howard University, Washington, DC


1987-1989       Associate of Arts
                           Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, Maryland
                           Graphic Design


1982-1985       Addis Ababa Fine Arts School
                           Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Commissioned Works:

Mosaic Art, Panorama Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mosaic Art, Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mural painting, collaborated with artist Kebedech Tekleab, The DC Art Commission, for the Duke Ellington High School, Washington, DC

Mural painting, collaborated with artist Tefera Eshete, The DC Art Commission, for a Middle School, Washington, DC