Mental Mediations


20 November 2009 – 8 January 2010


Mental Mediations

paintings by

Ammar Qusaibaty

These abstract images, two-sided painting on transparent sheets, express the artist’s dual  influences of metaphor in the Arabic language and the rigor of abstract mathematics.

An artist with unconventional training, Dr. Ammar Qusaibaty received his Doctoral degree in Cognitive Informatics from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.  He holds two Masters degrees from Oxford University and the University of Michigan.

Formally trained in mathematics, theoretical computer science and philosophy, Dr. Qusaibaty has been painting and developing his art thesis for the past seven years. He strives to escape limitations of artistic content and form by improvising with mixed media, unusual materials and elusive subjects.

Dr. Qusaibaty has exhibited in Europe and North America. He lives and works in Washington, DC.


Natalie O’Connor, Ammar Qusaibaty’s manager, has been working with him this past year on his art projects. This will be their third exhibition together, and first in the DC area. Ms. O’Connor has worked with artists for six years, managing shows, promoting sales and interacting with clientele and press.