Jamal A. Rahim’s work came to the limelight at a group exhibition in Al Hala Club in Muharraq in 1987. In the year 1990, he held his first solo exhibition at the Bahrain Arts Society and in 1995 exhibited at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. Over the next few years his work was widely seen in Europe and Asia. He has won several national and international awards for his work. A member of the Bahrain Arts Society, he appeared as a guest of honor at several local and international art events.