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 About AZ

Dina's portriat



Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Dina AZ. Salem grew up on the Mediterranean Sea, where as a child her innate ability to masterfully produce representational drawings, paintings and sculptures was first recognized and nurtured by her late father Ahmed Zaki. Her connection with him and her art remains until today, in that she signs all her artwork with his personal initials, a signifier of her conviction to utilize the gift that he recognized in her.


Watercolors, Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal Sticks, and Mixed Media Materials

Art Series:

“Here, but not here" 2020

“/Mend/“  2020 - ongoing series

"Loose Forms" 2022 - ongoing series


  • Group Exhibit, "Sparkplug 2024", The DC Arts Center Washington DC - Coming November 2024

  • Group Exhibit, Artists’ Choice: Regional Juried Group Show, foundry gallery Washington DC - August - September 2024

  • Summer Showcase, "Exchange 2024",  The Academy Art Museum Maryland - August 2024

  • Group Exhibit, "The Voice of Colors", Arts To hearts Project Virtual Gallery - June - July 2024

  • Group Exhibit, "Tactile Sublime", dodomu gallery - June - July 2024

  • Group Exhibit, "BORING", The Holy Art Virtual Gallery, UK - Μay - June 2024

  • Group Exhibit, "Abstract Art", Royal Blue Gallery Online Contemporary Art Gallery, Greece - May 2024

  • Solo Exhibit, "/mend/", Homme Gallery Washington, DC - September - October 2023​​

  • Group Exhibit, "Movement", The Yard - Eastern Market Washington, DC - July - October 2023

  • Group Exhibit, "Spring Art Exhibition", The Guest House Washington, DC - March 2023 

  • Group Exhibit, "Waves of Joy", Gallery Y Washington, DC - December 2023 

  • Group Exhibit, "SHE DC 2022", La Cosecha Washington, DC - March 2022

  • Group Exhibit, "Art is essential", Gallery Y Washington, DC - May 2021

  • Solo Exhibit, "Here, but not here", Homme Gallery Washington, DC - April 2021

Public Projects:

Under her design studio, AZ Designs, Dina was awarded a feature as one of the artists to contribute to the "Graffiti Without Border" mural, which is displayed at “A wall of Hope” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


"12th ABSTRACT" International Juried Art Competition, Teravarna Art Gallery, Finalist Award, Los Angeles, CA - July 2024


Permanent Collection:

Related property management


Currently a member of the Sparkplug Collective at the DC Arts Center.

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