Islam Aly


• My book Metamorphosis 4  was featured on the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art YouTube channel, Artist's Books Unshelved, in an episode titled:  Small Changes, Big Transformation, March 2023

The Square was featured in the Letterform Archive exhibition and publication Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest on View July 23, 2022–April 16, 2023

• I participated in Tropic Bound, Miami’s first international, biennial Artists’ Book Fair, Miami Design District,  Miami, Florida, February  16-19, 2023

​• Two of my books are in a show at Baylor University libraries. “What is a book?” curated by Sha Towers, Moody & Jones Libraries, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, December 2022.

•  I  exhibited my work at CODEX  Book Fair and Symposium in Richmond, CA, April 10-13, 2022.

• Honored to have a solo exhibition at the Islamic Arts Festival, 22nd Edition, " Books Beyond the Format", University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, December-January 2020 

• I  exhibited at the College Book Art Association Members Exhibition and Conference, Intersections: Book Arts as Convergence, Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. 

• I showed my work at Focal Point Art Book Fair, Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Al Shamsi, Arts Square, Sharjah, UAE.

• I presented my work at Swarthmore College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project exhibition,  March - October 2019, Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA), Twelve Gates Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Parkway Central Free Library (Philadelphia, PA), Philadelphia City Hall (Philadelphia, PA), Booklyn (Brooklyn, NY).

• I  am honored to be part of Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered,  March - October 2019: Mark Twain Library (Redding, CT), Ridgefield Guild of Artists (CT), Ridgefield Library (CT), Putnam Arts Council (Mahopac, NY), Mahopac Public Library (NY), Five Points Gallery (Torrington, CT), University of Hartford Art School (CT)

 •  I  exhibited at​ Word | Image | Object, Juried Exhibition of contemporary artists’ book, Denver Public Library, July-December 2019, Denver, CO

• I  exhibited at Book As Art: Flight Edition exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E, through October 2019, Atlanta, GA.

•  Four of my books (Metamorphoses 5, The Square, Sequence I, and 28 letters) were added to the special collections at Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

•  I  exhibited at Fertile Ground: Artists Respond to a Collective Geography, College Book Art Association Juried Members’ Exhibition, Curated by John Caperton the Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and Mark Dimunation the Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA January 4-6, 2018.

•  I exhibited at 20/20 Vision, Curated by Steve Woodall, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA, July 30- October 16, 2016

• I exhibited at Exceptional: Handmade Paper Beyond Substrate, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, October 23, 2015 – February 7, 2016

•  I exhibited  at Ten Years of Artist Books at the Brooklyn Public Library, Curated by Donna Seager, an exhibition celebrating ten years of "The Art of the Book" exhibition at Seager Gray Gallery, October 1, 2015 - January 24, 2016 

•  I am honored to have my work featured on the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Book Art Biennial, Minneapolis, MN,  July 23-26, 2015.

• I exhibited my books at The Art of the Book , Tenth annual exhibition of handmade artist books, altered books, and book-related materials. Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, California, May 5 - May 31, 2015.

•  I exhibited at Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN,  May 8 – July 26, 2015.

• Images of one of my artists' book were published in 500 Handmade Books Vol 2, by Lark Books, 2013.