Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

  • Featured Artist: Patrick Semaan

    Dec 1, 08 • 5439 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Born in Lyon, France. Dove into the design world at an early age, being fascinated with product packaging and design, from food to bottles to electronics and cars. That is when he started paying attention to details, fonts, colors, etc…Currently living...

  • Featured Artist: Nadine Labaki

    Aug 1, 08 • 45396 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Born in Baabdat, Lebanon, Nadine came to the film industry from the music ‎entertainment industry where she directed a series of music video clips for famous ‎Lebanese performing artists. Her most acclaimed video clip series are the ones she directed...

  • Featured Artist: Sumayyah Samaha

    Apr 1, 08 • 5847 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Born in Dhour Shweir in Lebanon. Living and working in Soho, New York since 1969. The ‎Lebanese war was the most devastating happening in her life, and her work addresses the ‎human element in war time. She is primarily an abstract artist with oil as a...

  • Featured Artist: Mohamad Bazzi

    Jan 1, 08 • 2067 Views • Interviews2 Comments

    Born in Beirut, Lebanon. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1978 at the height of the Civil War. MS in Art Education from Wayne State University in Michigan. A Founding member of OTHER-Arab Artists Collective in Detroit. Exhibited in Padzieski Art Gallery in 2004, 555...

  • Featured Artist: Rima Chahrour

    Dec 1, 07 • 21652 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Born 1986. Studying Fine Arts at the Lebanese University. Rima has exhibited her works at the Ehden and Jounieh Symposiums in 2003, Zahle Symposium in 2004, won the Fabriano 6th prize in 2006, exhibited in the Safana Gallery, Ehden Syposium and the Lebanese...

  • Featured Artist: Saud Boksmati

    Nov 1, 07 • 5637 Views • Interviews2 Comments

    Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lebanese parents in 1983. Graduated From Sheridan College’s renowned Animation program in Toronto. He has successfully worked as a Storyboard Artist and Design Supervisor on various Animated TV productions for companies...

  • Featured Artist: Hiba Kalache

    Oct 1, 07 • 7091 Views • Interviews1 Comment

    Hiba Kalache was born in Beirut, and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The concept of “home” dictates her practice, as she is interested in the varied forms of the private sphere, place and belonging. She allows...

  • Featured Artist: Mariam Yakan

    Aug 1, 07 • 6030 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Mariam Yakan was born in Cyprus. Lived there for seven years, then moved to Lebanon. Received her bachelor of fine arts (major: graphic design) from the American University of Beirut. Exhibited her fine art works at exhibition in the Roman Bath Gardens in...

  • Featured Artist: Joumana Medlej

    Jul 1, 07 • 37211 Views • Interviews3 Comments

    Joumana Medlej began to school herself in illustration and the comic arts at the age of 12, and later graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Beirut. For a couple of years she was part of Future TV and Zen TV’s animation team before...

  • Featured Artist: Shadi Mallak

    May 1, 07 • 2031 Views • InterviewsNo Comments

    Born in Montreal to a Lebanese Father and a Canadian mother. Started his art education at an early age. Turned his attention to comics since he was 10, drawing villans and superheros. Majored in Arts and Literature specializing in comic books and...