Hend Al-Mansour (Visual artist) is a Minnesotan immigrant from Saudi Arabia. Her work unfolds across painting, screen-printing, drawing, installation and 2D animation. Influenced by Islamic art and architecture, she tells stories about powerful Arab women. She places her heroines within milieus of Arabic geometric design with a warm and vibrant palette.

She joins us in the developmental stage of “Zaynab’s Night of Destiny” to serve as the lead illustrator for a picture book that will be used to accompany the audio play.

Hend sketching the book illustrations for “Zaynab’s Night of Destiny”.

In 2002, Hend gained a Master of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Master’s in art history from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 2013. She is a recipient of 2019 Minnesota State Art Board grant, 2018 McKnight visual art fellowship, 2013/14 Jerome Fellowship of Printmaking, and the 2012 Juror’s Award of the Contemporary Islamic Art exhibition in Riyadh. Her work is included in private and public collections worldwide. She was listed among the 100 most powerful Arab women in the online magazine Arabian Business. She has shown and lectured nationally and internationally.