Raniya Mansoor

Artist | Maldivian | 1989

"The Maldives is my palette."

Co-founder of Oevaali Art Shop, Raniya is a Politics graduate, and an artist / designer by passion. She enjoys fluid styles and mediums, pairing that with a minimalist and structured finish.

Raniya is excited about creating art and design that is bold but simple, and meaningfully connected to life, scenery, culture, history and indigenous heritage of the Maldivian islands. She leads the research, curation and creative direction of Oevaali Art Shop Galleries & Exhibitions.


With occasional work in mixed media & digital prints; resin and inks are Raniya’s medium of choice. Resin is a fluid art medium that is poured onto a canvas or panel. In carefully measured proportions, the resins are mixed into vibrant pigments, powders and inks. With unlimited color and composition opportunities, the art piece is built elaborately layer upon layer, adding small elements and textures that are manipulated with heat guns and palette knives. Perfected with a fire torch, fine details within the painting are sealed forever with each pour. Once fully cured, resin pieces are a paradox of delicate glass-like appearance and high durability; with Its lustrous, multi-layered and glossy finish.

Resin & Ink Tondi
Resin & Inks in circular works of art, or Tondi, poured on sturdy light wood panels.
Alcoholic Ink Art
Free-flowing textures from intense vibrance to moody subdued tones.
Mixed Media 
This collection is coming soon.
Taking an art-journal approach, Raniya's Art Prints are often driven by the mood, colors and events unfolding in the moment.

Exhibitions, Projects & Clients

Raniya is an exhibiting Artist and Curator, and currently leads the research and creative direction of Oevaali Art Shop Galleries & Exhibitions. Further, she specialises in creating site or occasion-specific artwork and welcome the opportunity to work with interior designers and architects, resorts and hotels, individuals and curators to fill your spaces with colours of Maldives.

"Innovative, quality, inspiring are just a few expressions I would use to describe the excellency of the artwork of Raniya. Discovering the real avant-garde and trendy artwork of Raniya and her team made the entire venue one of our biggest success stories." — Mr. Alain Trefois, Cluster Director of Operations at Kuramathi Maldives, Kandolhu Maldives, and Maafushivaru Maldives

"The Resin Art you have produced for us is quite remarkable and brilliantly encapsulates the natural beauty of the Maldives, we wanted to present to the Minister of External Affairs for the Government of India, H.E Dr. Subramamyam Jaishankar." — Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives

I knew I would not want to be parted from this beautiful circular piece of art. The stunning colours of ‘Haven’ made me feel enveloped again in the deepest blues of the ocean I encounter during dives around the Maldives, both warm and mysterious. Having this in my home keeps me close to the ocean and its beauty." — Mr. Ferdinand Von Habsburg-Lothringen, United Nations Peace & Development Advisor

All Testimonials
Island Exhibition
December, 2015

The ocean is calling with the Island Exhibition, Oevaali Art Shop's first gallery, showcased at our launch day.
Heritage Through Folk, Annual Exhibition
June, 2018 

The exhibition explores issues of our authentic identity and self; what it means to have indigenous ancestors, and a history intertwined with folk tales, tradition and mysticism. 
Oceanic, Annual Exhibition
February, 2019

Oceanic draws from the naturally stunning geography and sea life of the Maldives, featuring acrylic art, clay sculpts and resin art. 
Art for Interiors: JW Marriott, Male' Office, Maldives
August, 2019

A blue ocean-inspired fusion of Resin & Inks Tondo art, and Acrylic Fine Art on gallery wrapped canvases for the Marriott corporate office in Male, Maldives.
Diplomatic Gifting: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
September, 2019

Commissioned by The Maldives Foreign Ministry for the Minister of External Affairs for the Government of India, H.E Dr. Subramamyam Jaishankar.

Connect & Hire

EMAIL raniya@oevaaliartshop.com
IG @raniya.mansoor
LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/raniyamansoor

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