About

About

Aalia Rahman is a St. Louis-based graphic designer and surreal artist torn between the love for color and love for minimalism.

Aalia Rahman is a Saint Louis University graduate with a degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and Graphic Design. With an extensive list of art shows, Aalia has exhibited her artwork locally as well as internationally. In 2014, she exhibited her artwork at the All India Contemporary Art Exhibition in India and was published at their local e-zine. In 2015, she won the Special Recognition Award from Light, Space and Time Online Gallery and the Award of Excellence from Four Points Contemporary, while working as a resident artist at MindWorks Gallery at Chesterfield Mall. In 2016, Aalia took part in a group show at the St. Louis Bread Co. Cares Cafe in Clayton, MO and in January 2018, she was a part of Where We Are Coming From, a group exhibition at the Plaque Gallery in the Granite City Art District, IL. Currently, Aalia is working on creating a body of work for her solo show in the near future.

Through her digital medium, Aalia has interned at Yellow Brick Creative Studio and in 2015 was chosen as one of five finalists for the International Al Jazeera Community Challenge for her infographic on clinical depression. As a co-founder of Muslim Women's Professional Network, the first organization catered to professional muslim women in St. Louis, MO and having worked for several other nonprofits including Diversity Awareness Partnership, Rochdale Dawah Centre in UK, and currently Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, Aalia has a firm understanding of the nonprofit work environment. Last year, Aalia graduated from the web development track of Launch Code’s CoderGirl 2017 Winter Cohort while freelancing for clients across the country, primarily in the education, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors. Currently, Aalia also works as a Web Developer at a local creative agency, Intaglio Creative.

Besides artwork, Aalia writes poetry, advocates for animal rights, and reads nonfiction.

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FUN FACTS

$340+

raised for animals in need.

26

art shows and exhibitions.

1000+

followers on Instagram.

16

clients served.

Testimonials

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“Aalia is a committed designer that is easy to work with. She has always kept to her deadlines and when presenting the final product, she explains each of her design choices from color to font usage. Based on our input, she makes multiple revisions, while keeping to her aesthetic sense. We would like to thank her for supporting our charity and would highly recommend her.”

EXHIBITIONS

GIFT SHOP
MADE STL | St. Louis, MO | Dec. 2019 
 
DELMAR MAKER FAIR
MADE STL | St. Louis, MO | June 2019 
 
SPRING ART MARKET 
Thomas Dunn Learning Center | St. Louis, MO | May 2019
 
SACRIFICE
GAMA | New York City, NY | Aug. 2018
 
CREATIVITY AND IDENTITY: AN AMERICAN MUSLIM ART EXHIBITION
CAIR-MO | St. Louis, MO | Apr. 2017, Mar. 2018, Apr. 2019
 
WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM
Plaque Gallery, Granite City Art and Design District | Granite City, IL | Jan. 2018
POWERFUL POSTERS
Thomas Dunn Learning Center | St. Louis, MO | Jan. 2018
 
BLANK CANVAS
Thomas Dunn Learning Center | St. Louis, MO | May 2017
 
THIRD ANNUAL NIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
City of Night STL | St. Louis, MO | Mar. 2017
 
GROUP SHOW
St. Louis Bread Co. Cares Cafe | Clayton, MO | July – Oct. 2016
 
WIDE OPEN
Soulard Art Gallery | St. Louis, MO | July 2016
 
SENSORY OVERLOAD 2
St. Louis, MO | Mar. 2016
 
SECOND ANNUAL NIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
City of Night STL | St. Louis, MO | Feb. 2016
33NOVEMBER
MySLArt | St. Louis, MO | Nov. 2015
 
MEDIA MATTERS
Foundry Art Centre | St. Louis, MO | Sept. 2015
 
MOVE!
St. Louis Artists’s Guild | St. Louis MO | Jun. 2015
 
KRAMPUS FESTIVAL
Koken Art Factory | St. Louis, MO | Dec. 2014
 
ANN METZGER MEMORIAL NATIONAL ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION
St. Louis Artist’s Guild | St. Louis, MO | Nov. 2014
 
A NIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
City of Night St. Louis | William A Kerr Foundation LLC | St. Louis, MO | Nov. 2014
VENUS ENVY 2014
Koken Art Factory | St. Louis, MO | Aug. 2014
 
SENIOR SHOW 2014
McNamee Gallery | St. Louis, MO | May 2014
 
ALL INDIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
Parivesh Kala Sansthan | Jaipur, India | Feb. 2014
 
BSC HOMECOMING SHOW
Busch Student Center | St. Louis, MO | 2013-2014
 
6X6X2013
Rochester Contemporary Art Center | Rochester, NY
Feb. 2013
 
ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW
Boileau Hall & McNamee Gallery | St. Louis, MO | 2011, 2013
 
THE 200 SHOW
Boileau Hall | St. Louis MO
2011-2013

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Feb. 2015

4th Biannual Competition Four Points Contemporary

FINALIST

May 2015

Creative Ummah/Al Jazeera Community Challenge | Creative Ummah

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTWORK

Mar. 2015 & Jan. 2016

4th Annual All Women Art Competition Light Space and Time Online Gallery

BEST OF THERVO

May 2018

Thervo's Best of 2018 Program | Thervo.com