Abiy was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and graduated from Entoto TVT Polytechnic College of Fine arts 2001-2003. He specialised in painting at Addis Ababa University (AAU) Fine Arts & Design School Ext program.
He studied painting, drawing, sculpture, and graphic art among other art-related subjects.
He currently works at Entoto TVET Polytechnic College as Art Assistant Instructor. In addition, he is a studio artist.
Since 2002 Abiy has shown his work at exhibitions throughout Ethiopia, including at the National Theatre Art Gallery, Addis Ababa, and most recently at the Monarch International Hotel, Addis Ababa.
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