Dalya Moumina (b. 1997, Washington D.C.) is a Saudi Filipina artist based in New York. She received a BA from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2019. Her oil paintings encapsulate otherworldly landscapes enhanced by her succinct use of light and color.
Inspired by the terrains of her home countries of the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, Dalya Moumina creates conceptual, somewhat surrealistic realms that emit labyrinthine sensations and innate musicality. Distinctive characters emerge from the meandering hills and valleys of these landscapes she creates: these lands have been traversed by humans throughout history, constantly evolving to a place where the limits of reality don’t hold and opening up portals of wonder.
Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including ‘Retrospective’ at Trio Ranch Country Club (Jeddah, 2021) and ‘Sense of Self’ at UDG Design Gallery (Jeddah, 2021). She has also participated in group exhibitions such as ‘Residency Show Open Studios’ at the School of Visual Arts (New York, 2023) and the ‘Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix’ (Jeddah, 2021).
She is a resident artist at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2023), and completed a summer residency at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy (2022).