Artist Biography

Kelly Izdihar Crosby is a multimedia artist and freelance writer. She is inspired by multiculturalism, faith, beauty, and color. Her work celebrates many issues that are dear to her heart: the beauty found throughout our world, uplifting depictions of women of color and Muslim women. A New Orleans native, she obtained her master’s degree in arts administration from the University of New Orleans.

Kelly Izdihar has displayed her artwork in various art shows and venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. She was a 2018 Sacred Cypher Creative resident artist for the Inner Muslim Action Network and had her first solo exhibition in 2018 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

She is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia and manages her online business, Kelly Crosby Art, where she sells her original works, prints, and merchandise. She is also contributing writer for Halal Consumer magazine.