Maysaloun Faraj

Country: Iraq

Title:  Sisters in Black and Gold

Medium: Stoneware

Size: 21.5" x 11"

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Faraj was born in Hollywood, California, in 1955 to Iraqi parents. In 1967 she moved to Baghdad, Iraq, where she received her high school education. She earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Baghdad in 1989. Faraj continued her education between 1985 and 1991 at Fulham and Chelsea and at the Merton Institute. She has won numberous awards and received several commissions to execute wall panels and murals. For the past ten years she has divided her time between Baghdad, London, and Paris, and she now resides in Surry, England.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Argile Gallery, London, 1990; Rochan Gallery, London, 1990; River Gardens, London, 1987; and Espace 2000, Paris, 1985.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Summer Exhibition, Howard Gallery, New Malden, Surrey, England, 1992; Arab Women Artists, Kufa Gallery, London, 1992; Portobello Art Festival, Argile Gallery, London, 1991; National Gallery of Modern Art, Baghdad, 1990; Arab Women Artists in the United Kingdom, Kufa Gallery, London, 1988; and Contemporary Arab Artists and Architects, Islamic Cultural Center, London, 1987.
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