Artist Statement

 

 

Contemporary British Scultptor Bushra Fakhoury working on Dunamis(web)
Bushra And Octopus
Eduardo Paolozzi & Bushra Fakhoury
Elisabeth Frink and Bushra FakhouryBushra and Stanislaw Frankiel

 

My themes and inspirations are mostly based on myths, fables, folklore, carnivals, parades and by observing, and studying people in their daily activities.

I was privileged to have lived in exotic countries, such as Ivory Coast, France, Kenya and Lebanon which had a great influence on my work.

I started sculpting at a very early age of 7 at the convent where I was taught to use marzipan to create flowers and animals.

From this point forward this fuelled my imagination and pushed my creativity to the limit, enabling me to concentrate on the form in its purest expression.

When I arrived in London I attended sculpture lessons at Morley College, City & Guilds, National Open College Network, and took private lesson with Stanislaw Frankiel, Jean Gibson, Christopher Porter Paice & Nicky O’Connor.

I was also influenced by Picasso, Goya, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elisabeth Frink.

My sculptures are in public and private collections in the US, UK, Europe, Turkey and the Middle East.

I have exhibited at several galleries in London such as Catto Gallery, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Sotheby Exhibition (‘Basilisk’ and ‘Look out’), Wisley, Royal West of England Academy and Chelsea Arts Society among many others.

 

1983 Doctor of Philosophy – Institute of Education – University of London
1981 Diploma in Television Direction in Formal & Non-Formal Education conducted by the education and science division – British Council
1974 Master of Art, Major Education, American University of Beirut
1973 Teaching Diploma, American University of Beirut
1969 Bachelor of Art, Major Fine Art, Lebanese American University
1968 Associate in Arts, Lebanese American University
1966 Associate in Applied Science – Business Studies, Lebanese American University

MRBS: Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors
CAS:   Chelsea Art Society
MCAC: Member of Chelsea Art Club
SWA: Society of Women Artists

Links:
Saatchi Online
Royal British Society of Sculptors
Malec Fustok   Drawings, Mixed Media ,Paintings

 

 

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