Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1948, Afaf Zurayk graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA degree in Fine Arts in 1970, and later obtained an MFA from Harvard University in 1972. Inspired and guided by both music and poetry, Zurayk’s black ink drawings explores, in her words, ‘the fluctuating gradations of emotional experience’.
Born in Beirut in 1973, Raffi Yedalian studied Etching at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Art and Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Art Toros Roslin. Yadalian’s etchings, paintings and wood and bronze sculptures are characterized by stylized human faces whose angular features convey a sense of eternal longing.
Born in Lebanon in 1957, Hanibal Srouji studied in Lebanon and Canada and has been living between Beirut and Paris since 1989. His muted canvases which appear abstract at first glance, are in fact inspired by the artist’s own memories.
Born in Beirut in 1947, Ginane Makki Bacho is a painter and sculptor, whose work offers a unique perspective on the disruptive and brutal effects of the Lebanese civil war, all the while avoiding sensationalist violent imagery.
Born in 1960, Katya Traboulsi is a Beirut-based multimedia artist whose practice is characterized by the emotional intensity with which she confronts the effects of the Lebanese civil war.
Born in Lebanon in 1954 Raouf Rifai lives and works in Beirut. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Sorbonne in Paris and teaches art at the Lebanese University.
Born in 1963 in Beirut, Lebanon, Jean-Marc Nahas is best known for his caricature figures and animalistic motifs that capture the psychological dimensions of war, civil conflict, and political turmoil.
Jamil Molaeb was born in Baysour, a town in the Chouf region of Lebanon where he continues to live and work. In addition to painting, Molaeb is a sculptor and makes mosaics – a practice reflected in his canvas works.
Born in Lebanon in 1966, Charles Khoury’s work is characterized by highly animated abstracted bodies and brightly colored canvases.
Nadim Karam is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work incorporates painting, drawing, and sculpture through a distinct artistic style that draws from Oriental and Japanese theories of space.