Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

Onodoga Community College, Syracuse, New York, 2019 (upcoming)
American Landscape, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, 2017-2018
Judgment Day 9/11, Gallery 874, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2017
Veil of Ignorance, Salamatina Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016
Mousa Retrospective, Salamatina Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015
Colors of My Heritage: Paintings by Nabil Mousa, Alif Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
Judgment Day 9/11, Mattress Factory Lofts, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2012
Lost In Translation, Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011
The Road to Equality, GLAAD and Fenuxe Magazine at the Mattress Factory Lofts, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Diversity and Equality, GLAAD, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007
Memories, The Granite Room, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered, ArtPrize® Seven International Art Competition, Grand Rapids Michigan, 2015 (Deinstalled from the Grand Rapids City Hall because of its content. The situation received copious media attention.)
Dreams, Salamatina Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015
Art Wynwood Miami, Salamatina Gallery, Miami, Florida, 2014
Coming Together, B-Complex, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011
Longing, StudioPlex, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011
Catwalk Meets Canvas, Art Partners, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Mattress Factory Lofts, Art Partners, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009
Convergence, StudioPlex, Atlanta, GA. June 2009
Perspective, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA, June 2009
Atlanta Artists Center juried exhibit, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009

Lectures and Panels

Onodoga Community College, Syracuse, NY, 2019 (upcoming)
Lecturer and panelist, NYC Pride, New York, 2018
Arab American National Museum, 2017

Community-Based Projects

Syrian refugee outreach project in collaboration with ArtReach and the Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, Georgia 2018
Arts and Culture Chair, Atlanta Pride Festival, in collaboration with WonderRoot and Clarkston Community Center, 2017
Veil of Ignorance performance, Atlanta Pride Festival Parade, 2016
Co-creative community engagement projects, Judgment Day 9-11, Mattress Factory and Gallery 874, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012 and 2017
Instructor, Alif Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013


Georgia State University, coursework in painting and drawing, 2002 and 2006
University of Georgia, coursework in painting, drawing, and art history, 2004
University of Tennessee, coursework in studio practice and art history, 1999-2001


Nabil Mousa: Breaking the Chains monograph, edited by Oksana Salamatina, critical essays and interview by Charles A. Riley and John Cauman, Skira Editions, Milan, Italy, 2016

Selected Reviews and Articles

“Nabil Mousa: American Landscape: An Exploration of Art & Humanity,” Wolganmisoo monthly art magazine, Republic of Korea, March 2018
Gareth Harris, “Coming out in America: Syrian artist Nabil Mousa brings LGBT issues to the fore in Michigan Show,” The Art Newspaper, January 26, 2018
Dan Allen, “11 Must-See LGBTQ Art Shows Around the World,” NBC News, January 21, 2018
Alexa Mamoulides, “Nabil Mousa: Artist on Display,” International Relations Society at NYU, New York, January 14, 2018
Michael T. Luongo, “Arab and Coming Out in Art that Speaks Up,” The New York Times, January 12, 2018
Sarah Rose Sharp, “Landscapes in Chaos: Nabil Mousa at the Arab American National Art Museum,” Art In America Magazine, January 10, 2018
Sheila M. Poole, “Atlanta artist paints his ‘truth’ as a gay Arab-American,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 10, 2018
Michael Hodges, “Gay rights, American Freedoms explored at AANM,” The Detroit News, January 5, 2018
Andrea Blum, “’American Landscape’ exhibit challenges bigotry based on gender, sexual identity,” Dearborn Press & Guide, November 17, 2017
Michael Jackson, “New show highlights LGBTQ+ rights at Arab American National Museum,” Detroit Metro Times, November 13, 2017
Mary Margaret Stewart, “Syrian-Born Artist Serving as Arts and Culture Chair for the Atlanta Pride Festival,” Decaturish, October 6, 2017
Andrew Alexander, “’We were seen as dangerous’: A conversation with artist Nabil Mousa,” ArtsATL, September 1, 2017
“Upcoming Solo Shows,” American Art Collector, January 2017
Cait Munro, “City Censors Controversial 9/11-Themed ArtPrize Sculpture Days Before Show Opens,” ArtNet News, September 22, 2015
Josh Depenbrok, “Controversial ArtPrize Entry Uses Burned Ashes of Holy Texts,” GR Now, September 20, 2015
Okasana Salamatina, interview with Nabil Mousa, Art Voices Magazine, Fall 2015
Dustin Chambers, “Nabil Mousa premiers September 11-themed mural,” Creative Loafing, January 16, 2012
Fenuxe Magazine, cover story, July 1, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia


Alif Institute, Atlanta
Buckhead Club, Atlanta
GLAAD, New York
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta
Numerous private collections