Diala Brisly began her work as a cartoonist at the Syrian-based Spacetoon channel in 2001, and soon became a layout artist for a variety of cartoon TV shows. Her career has spanned of number of different capacities, including layout design, animation, concept art, painting, comic books, and character design. Artistic participation in political events has been a driving force for her, and several themes have consistently run through all her projects; social justice, freedom, and human rights. Since 2014 she has been creating murals in refugee centers in Lebanon to support education and give positive messages to kids who have suffered war, and still continue to suffer after fleeing.
A refugee, Brisly has received asylum in France.
On January 7, 2016, Diala’s work was featured in Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/painting-trauma-syria-war-161106102844176.html Since 2013, her activism and work has been featured on the following media: BBC Documentary http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35847632 The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/27/this-artist-transforms-wa_n_7874104.html Le Monde Diplomatique http://mondediplo.com/2014/08/04syria Deutsche Welle http://www.dw.com/en/syrian-art-flourishes-in-exile/a-17681159 and Al Manshour http://al-manshour.org/node/4427 . Most recently, she was featured in an article on The Inkline in a piece called “Inspiring Women from Around the World: https://the-inkline.com/2017/03/08/inspiring-women-from-around-the-world/ .