Bio

 Leena Al Ayoobi

Al Ayoobi, is a Bahraini artist, designer, and the Founder and owner of Dar Alfann Gallery.

Bahraini born and raised, Al Ayoobi has been a gifted artist from a young age. As a child, she was fascinated with Japanese anime that used to air on the local TV channels.  She mastered the art of drawing anime characters which influenced her later pieces. Her style can now be described as a fusion between Japanese manga and Bahraini traditional art from a decidedly feminine perspective. 

 

 

 

 

Education

2018

Watercolor Diploma -­ London Art College

London

2017

History of Art Diploma -­ London Art College

London

2015

Painting and Drawing Workshop -­  Accademia  Riacci

Florence, Italy

2003

Business Management, University of Bahrain

Bahrain

Exhibitions

2021

 Managing and curating artistes in the Bahraini Zone area “Art Gallery” – Bahrain International Airport (new)

Bahrain

2021

 Group art show – Access Art Gallery – Cairo

Egypt

2020

 Collaboration with Al Osra Supermarket in the design of Eco friendly shopping bag

Bahrain

2020

Pioneer Iraqi Artists Forum in Turkey - Virtual

Turkey

2020

Gulf Joint virtual exhibition - Virtual

Saudi Arabia

2020

Arab Artist Union virtual art gallery

Saudi Arabia

2019

 Curated art exhibition in Bahrain international airport “arrival terminal” under Dar Alfann,, display of 35+ artwork form my collection and 5 other Bahraini artists

Bahrain

2019

 Curated “Hayakum/ حياكم” Charity art event with Home Center

Bahrain

2019

 “Gulf Elite Fine Arts Exhibition” Culture and Arts Association in Dammam – Saudi Arabia

 

 

KSA

2019

“Art City” Art festival at Bahrain City Center

Bahrain

2019

“Sahayb” group exhibition organized by gallery015 & Harvey Nichols, KSA

Riyadh

2019

Organized and participated in (Art Forum 3rd Edition) in Hend Gallery

Bahrain

2019

Charity art exhibition at Akkas Gallery

Bahrain

2018

International day of Tolerance Exhibition at Mashq art space

Bahrain

2018

Artist of the season at the German Orthopedic Hospital

Bahrain

2018

Bahrain Day art exhibition at the Seven Hills International Film Festival

Baja, Hungary

2018

Ramadan Majlis Art Exhibition – American Ambassador residence

Bahrain

2017

First Bahraini – Egyptian joint exhibition

Bahrain

2017

Emirates Writers Union Exhibition

Dubai

2017

(Brainchild Solo Exhibition) during Dubai Art Week – Citizen E Gallery

Dubai

2017

Participated in (Picasso face to face) group exhibition at Mashq Art Space

Bahrain

2017

 Organized and participated in (Art Forum 2nd Edition) in Hend Gallery

Bahrain

2016

National Day live painting at Katara cultural village

Qatar

2016

Group Exhibition-­Dubai

Dubai, UAE

2016

Tawlifa art exhibition at Bahrain city center hosted by Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Bahrain

2016

(Big Eyes) conducting of art basics course-My Training institute -­ Oman

Oman

2015

Bahrain art society exhibition at Bahrain international circuit

Bahrain

2015

4th Annual Exhibition for Bahraini Female Artists

Bahrain

2015

Co-organized and Participated in the Art forum 1st edition at Hend Gallery, Muharraq

Bahrain

2015

AL AALI MALL 4TH ART FESTIVAL

Bahrain

2015

Malja Annual Art Exhibition

Bahrain

2014

Block 338 -­ Bahrain Noor El  Ain

Bahrain

2014

Bailando Salsa Festival-­Solo exhibition

Bahrain

2014

BiCE -­ Bahrain World Trade Center-­Solo exhibition

Bahrain

2014

Art Market -­ Bab Al Bahrain hosted by Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa, Ministry of Culture

Bahrain

Commissioned Artwork

2019

Currently working with Home Center group for customized GCC themed home accessories and furniture as the only signed artist for this project

GCC

2019

Artwork selected to represent Bahrain as part of an International Excellence Calendar 2020 by CFM “ CFM International, a joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines of France and GE Aviation, USA. CFM is the world's largest producer of jet engines“

USA

2016

Starbucks Middle east artwork for Bahrain National Day limited edition cups

Bahrain

2016

Artwork for a novel by the Emirati writer Lamees Bin Hafith

UAE

2016

Artwork for a folk story novel by the Qatari writer Hamad Al Tamini

Qatar