Masters in Fine Arts (traditional illustration) from Academy of Art University

Bio

Tala Hammoud Atrouni is a Palestinian artist from Lebanon who was born in Beirut in 1977. As a child, her love for art was expressed shyly. She often found herself busy with colorful crayons and paper. In Beirut, she was exposed to the city’s cosmopolitan society and vibrant culture. This exposure enriched her perspective on life.

She grew up admiring her father’s art of calligraphy, poetry, and drawings. Despite the lack of formal art exposure in her high school, her passion for fine art drove her to pursue her education in the field. After high school, in the fall of 1995, she enrolled in the school of fine arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. In addition to fine art classes, her dad advised her to enroll in more practical courses in advertising so that she would earn a minor degree in the field and improve her chances of finding a job. She earned her Bachelor's degree in July of 1998 with an award of excellence in the art of painting and sculpture.

A year later, she moved to San Francisco, California with her husband. This move has given her a new perspective regarding her future career. After working in the high tech industry for three years as a publishing team leader, she decided to continue her graduate studies and pursue a future in art. She attended the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. In August 2005, she graduated with an MFA degree in illustration.

After living in San Francisco for 11 years, and Muscat for 4 years, She is currently living in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

 
Office

Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi

Phone:

02 599 3541

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Teaching Areas

Graphic Design, painting, drawing, art fundamentals and digital media

Research and Professional Activities

May 2005 3rd place winner for print making/book-arts piece from the Academy of Art University

June 1998 :: Winner of Sheik Zayed’s hall award at the Lebanese American University


EXHIBITIONS:
- May 2018 : Group Exhibition at Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- April 2018 : Group Exhibition at Exhibition Gallery at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Feb. 2018 : Group Exhibition at Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Sept. 2017 : Group Exhibition at Kempinski, Ajman, UAE
- May 2017 : Group Exhibition at INDEX Exhibition, Dubai, UAE
- April 2017 : Group Exhibition at Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Dec. 2016 : Group Exhibition at Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- June 2016 : Group Exhibition at Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- March 2016 : Solo Exhibition at Original Fusion, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Oct. 2015 : Group Exhibition at N2N, Al Ain Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- July 2015 : Group Exhibition at Etihad Modern Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- June 2015 : Solo Exhibition at the USA Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE
- May 2015 : Solo Exhibition at the Alliance Francaise d’Abou Dhabi, UAE
- March 2014 : Solo Art Exhibition at The Omani French Cultural Center, Muscat, Oman
- Feb. 2013 Participated at OMANTEL’s art exhibition with the American Women’s Group artist, Muscat, Oman
- May 2005 : : Group Exhibition at Academy of Art’s art exhibition, San Francisco, USA
- June 1998 : Group Exhibition at Lebanese American Univerity’s student art exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon
- June 1997 : Group Exhibition at Lebanese American Univerity’s student art exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon Group.
- June 1996 : Exhibition at Beirut Unversity College’s student art exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon

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