Lamia Saab Muhtar is a Lebanese artist. She spent her childhood in Baghdad and then moved to Lebanon where she continued her education. She graduated from BUC with two degrees: fine arts and advertising. After that, she taught art for 25 years at ISC and IC. She trained teachers and presented several workshops in different schools, at AUB and in a public library in Aitat. She helped establish Busy Box, an arts and crafts lounge in Beirut and worked there as an art consultant and director for two years. She also worked as an art therapist with counselors.
Lamia had two solo exhibitions in Beirut; one in Carlton and the other at the MEA main office. Besides the solo exhibitions, she participated in several group exhibitions and symposiums all around Lebanon, including at UNESCO and BIEL. She also participated in exhibitions in USA, Italy, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq. She also organized two charity exhibitions. The first one was at her house in Aley, and the proceeds went to children with special needs. The second one started with a series of symposiums at her house in Choueifat and ended with an exhibition at the Ministry of Tourism. Its proceeds went to the Children’s Cancer Center in Lebanon.
Lamia’s different travels around the world are reflected in her works by the use of vivid colors and various styles. She applies acrylic paints and/or collage materials with mixed media on almost any surface possible, and personalizes items upon request.
Lamia is currently a freelance artist, workshop presenter and art therapist.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Picasso.