Rajab Ali Sayed (b. Manila, Philippines,1990) is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013, and his MFA from the University of Houston, TX in 2017. He attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD as a Fulbright Exchange Scholar (2011) and completed residencies at The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation (2017), Vermont Studio Center (2017) and Otis College of Art and Design (2019). He has also taught drawing and painting at The University of Houston (2017), Art League Houston (2018) and is now a part of the fine art faculty at Bridges Academy, Los Angeles.
Rajab's work has been published in Friend of The Artist (2017), Create Magazine (2018) and TheFightMag (2021). He has exhibited work at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston TX, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston TX, Bank of America Center, Houston TX, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX, Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston TX, Craighead Green, Dallas, TX, Viridian Artists, NYC, 1969 Gallery NYC, Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, NY, and Unicorn Gallery, Pakistan.
His painting, "Partition'' was reproduced as a 9x9 foot vinyl reproduction at West Hollywood Park's Parking Structure on San Vicente and Santa Monica, (2019-2021). Rajab's work exhibited virtually in the group show Animal Nitrate on Artsy (March 2020) and was featured in a solo presentation Layercake on YNGSPC (September 2020). Two of his paintings Free Verse and Man Looking Down were shortlisted for the 2021 Young Painter’s Competition at Miami University, juried by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Kelly Baum.