Featured Artist: Sadagat Aliyeva By: Dani Grandinetti March 13, 2024

Sadagat Aliyeva


Sadagat Aliyeva was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2004, at the age of 38, Aliyeva moved to the States with her family. Faced with adjusting to a new country and language, she jumped into her love of drawing and refined her skills in the Des Moines Area Community College graphic design program. In the beginning of 2021 following her calling, Sadagat quit her full-time job to focus on art. She loves sharing her authentic experiences through her poetry, fairytale-like stories, and whimsical illustrations. Sadagat’s art is inspired by quotes of wisdom, nature, and beauty in human existence. Consistent flow and movement spontaneously reflected in Sadagat’s illustrations. She connects ancient Azeri miniature art, folk-art, and contemporary in her creations. Sadagat’s aim is to inspire and uplift viewers through her art.

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