Jinane Abbadi Art

"My work consists in developing a vocabulary of images that are tied to both the everyday world and the imaginary sphere. It is based on an undercurrent that calls to mind visionary, and emotional aspects of identity and self-reflection.."


Jinane Abbadi is a Moroccan born multidisciplinary artist residing in San Diego California. Her interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, Orientalism, and the issues of colonial power dominance and their influence on identity and creativity. Jinane received her Bachelors and Masters degree in fine Art and interdisciplinary studies from San Diego State University. She has been working in the areas of painting, printmaking, and bookmaking and has been assisting in Brighton Press studio in San Diego since 2004.

list of collections & institutions

  • Amherst College Library, Special Collections, MA 
  • Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, UT 
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 
  • Columbia University, Butler Library, NY 
  • Emory University, GA 
  • Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, CA 
  • Indiana University, IN 
  • Kenyon College, OH 
  • Lafayette College, PA 
  • Library of Congress, DC 
  • Pennsylvania State University, PA 
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, NY 
  • San Diego State University, CA 
  • Smith College, MA 
  • Stanford University, Library, Special Collections, CA 
  • Temple University, FL 
  • University of California San Diego, CA 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
  • University of Delaware, DE 
  • University of Denver, CO 
  • University of Georgia, GA 
  • University of Iowa, IA 
  • University of Kansas, KS 
  • University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • University of Nevada, NV 
  • University of South Carolina, SC 
  • University of Utah, Marriott Library, UT
  • University of Wisconsin, Kohler Library, WI 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 
  • Wake Forest University, NC 
  • Wesleyan University, CT 
  • Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book Library, CT