Art Pages: Helen Zughaib

"Surrounded by pattern, color, and that particular light in the Middle East, it was difficult to escape both the beauty and the chaos of growing up in the Arab world."

Katherine Sloan

Through the vivid colors of her paintings, Lebanese-born visual artist Helen Zughaib engages with themes of displacement and the fight for acceptance. Twice evacuated from her home city of Beirut as a child, Zughaib feels personal empathy for the migrants, immigrants, and refugees that often appear in her work. Zughaib stresses that we are all connected, and through her art, she has found a way of assimilating herself while garnering acclaim along the way. Above, Syrian Migration #9.

Syrian Migration #6.

Syrian Migration #8.