Maria Bou Habib



biography under completion

After winning 9 prices at the "Fabriano" competition between 1993 and 2001 - including the first price in 1997, she had a Masters in Fine Arts from the reknonw Alba Academy. Since 2005, Maria has held numerous solo and group exhibtions and particpated in many workshops in Russia, France and Jordan.
Today, Bou Habib lives and works between her hometown Beirut and the southern French city, Montpellier. She works as a freelancer and has her own workshop of paintings, ceramics and different artworks.

Artist' statement and vision:

« "My art finds its sources in the real world, I try to balance transparency and opacity of the human figure that has lost its innocence. Looking for a light among shadows lost between the colors and the shapes.

The time is ambivalent: it causes emotions of fear or even crib situations, the softened and expands. Everything merges, all binds, but all is clear at the end and simpler than you think! These are games, games of life: love, hate, time, conflict, serenity. My state of mind are translated in a metaphysical and symbolic way. I criticize, I dream, I convey my thoughts, my wishes.

By combining silver and metal ceramics, stainless steel, Plexiglas, I'm looking for the vibration of color, the brightness of the gradients that accompanies the effects of enamel. This vibration that reminds me of the brilliance of the glass and the reflections of its debris...".

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2016: Solo Exhibition at "Au Fût et à Mesure" at Montpellier, France

2014: « The Road Of Art » at the Lebanese Symposium «La présence libanaise dans le monde 3» at l’université du Saint-Esprit de Kaslik.

2011: « Empreintes d’Andalousie » at Centre Culturel Espagnol de Beyrouth en 2011.

2009: « Au fil du temps » at Kulturcentrum Allemand, Jounieh - Lebanon.


2016: Cubik Gallery at Montpellier, France

2012: Group Exhibition « Expérimental 2012 »

2012: Galerie Maqam et Istoria, village Saïfi – Beyrouth, Lebanon.

2012: Galerie Exode- Achrafieh, Lebanon.

2012: « Salon international du Moyen-Orient » à l’atelier du Caire – Egypt.

2011: « Empreintes d’Andalousie » at Centre Culturel Espagnol de Beyrouth en 2011

2011 : « Visual Art Forum2 » at Unesco, Beirut, Lebanon.

2011: Group Exhibition at the Association des Artistes Libanais, Verdun – Beyrouth, Lebanon.

2011: Galerie Surface Libre - Jal El Dib, Lebanon.

2009: « Au fil du temps » at Kulturcentrum Allemand, Jounieh - Lebanon.

2004-2009 : Group Exhibition at Palais de l’Unesco- Biel, the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) and “ Festival de Byblos”.

2005-2006 : Short Film « Dans moi il y a temps » (4min17s) at Festival International de film et vidéo de création, with ALBA and Goethe Cinema Institute at Cinéma Sofil, Beyrouth, Lebanon,

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