Artist, teacher and independent curator, Alia El-Bermani received her BFA in 2000 from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach CA.

She has had several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions nationwide.

El-Bermani has taught extensively at the college and workshop level and lectured at several major universities. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and co-founder of the popular Women Painting Women blog.

She currently works out of her studio in Raleigh, NC.