About

Aalia Rahman is a Saint Louis University graduate with a degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and Graphic Design. Her career began with an internship as a web designer at Yellow Brick Creative Studio. In 2015, she was chosen as one of five finalists for the International Al Jazeera Community Challenge for her infographic on clinical depression. As the Creative Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, the co-founder of Muslim Women’s Professional Network, and having worked for several local nonprofits including Diversity Awareness Partnership, and the Rochdale Dawah Center in the UK, Aalia has a firm understanding of the nonprofit work environment. In 2017, 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 the 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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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOW
Blue Spring Gallery | Neosho Arts Council | Neosho, MO | Mar. – Apr. 2022
 
UNDERGROUND VIRTUAL ART SHOW
St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce | St. Louis, MO | Apr. 2021
 
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

CLIENTELE

  • 33 and Counting
  • Affton Parent’s Club
  • American Eagle Credit Union
  • Bayyinah Institute
  • DAAD T-shirt Co.
  • Direct Rx Pharmacy
  • DUOS
  • Green’s Steel
  • Fior Box
  • Hidaya Services
  • Imani Realty, LLC
  • Mid-America Law Practice
  • North Side Community School
  • Other People
  • Project Downtown
  • Priya Soni | The Hermann London Group
  • Rabeeya Yusuf
  • Shehrazad Restaurant
  • Six Point Creative
  • SLU Karate Club
  • STL Muslims
  • The UPS Store

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 & 2020

Thervo's Best of the Year Program | Thervo.com

WINNER

July 2021

Missouri Bicentennial T-shirt Design Contest | St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce