A project born out of a unified vision that mixes all forms of art into one...
Dr Tony Karam, a famous physician and renowned international pianist was invited by the Peoria Riverfront Museum to give a piano recital in Peoria, Illinois, the USA on December 19th, 2021. The venue was decided to be the historic Scottish Rite theatre.
As Tony was preparing for his concert he invited me to collaborate with him on this project in transforming his interpretation of sixteen classical musical pieces onto the canvas. This unique and special idea was complementary to my vision of music in that it evokes emotions and emotions move the hand and the colours onto canvas.
The product of this endeavour was sixteen paintings that reflect the story behind every piece and conveys a more complete form of emotion derived from the senses of hearing and vision combined.
I chose 2 of these 16 artworks; Elegie and Prelude by Rachmaninoff, to be selected for the Budapest Artfair in October.
The international award winning Lebanese Artist Zeina Nader was born in Lebanon. She graduated from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut with a degree in Communication Arts. Instead of pursuing her promising career in the fields of theatre, cinema and photography, she chose to adopt her initial love and passion: Painting.
Zeina exhibited her work all around the world in cities such as New York, Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Monaco, Copenhagen and Bruges to name a few.
Furthermore, her paintings were selected to be exhibited at the Peoria Riverfront Museum - Illinois, in December 2021and January 2022.
One of her large masterpieces (Acrylic on canvas, 150 cm x 150 cm), was officially acquired by the same museum in the USA to be in their permanent collection.
She is also an author and published four books about her art and travels. She speaks 5 languages and teaches art for students of all ages. She is inspired by everything and anything. Her “synesthesia” was behind a recent exposition which carried that same name. Her latest project digs into the furthest depth of synesthesia, transforming music and its emotions onto colors on canvas.
To Zeina Nader, life itself is the greatest artwork to ever exist.
The international award winning Lebanese Artist Zeina Nader was born in Lebanon. She graduated from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut with a degree in Communication Arts.
1991: French and Lebanese baccalaureates
1996: Diploma in Communication Arts at University Saint Joseph. Beirut, LEBANON
1996 - 2000 : art history , theater, painting and French teacher at College des Sœurs des Saints Cœurs - Beirut, LEBANON
July 2008: Participated to Hammana Summer Festival – LEBANON
August 2009: Participated to Broummana Summer Festival – LEBANON
July 2010 – July 2012: Down Town AFKART Beirut Souks Expo – LEBANON
December 2010 – 2011: Saifi Village Expo – LEBANON
August 2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014: Faraya and Faqra summer Expo – LEBANON
May 2008-2009-2010-2011-2012: The Garden Show and Spring Festival in The Beirut Hippodrome – LEBANON
December 2009-2010: Bristol Hotel Christmas Expo in Beirut – LEBANON
December 2008-2009-2011: Mtaileb Country Club Expo – LEBANON
March 2009-2010: Caritas Expo – LEBANON
Permanent exhibition of painting on canvas at 5 well known galleries in LEBANON.
August 2012: Participating to collective Lebanese painting Exhibition at The Vieux Port in Montreal- CANADA
October 20, 2012 : participating to the Chocol’Art event that takes place at Beirut Down Town, in collaboration with the Breaveheart fund – LEBANON
Christmas 2012: participating to BIEL exhibition at Beirut Down Town – LEBANON
April 2013 – December 2014 : represented by AGORA Gallery in NEW YORK CITY – USA
16/17/18 May 2013: participating to a collective exhibition in Salerno – ITALY
Permanent exhibition in Salerno – ITALY until the end of summer 2013
July 16- 29, 2013: participating to Art In Mind, collective exhibition in The Brick Lane Gallery in LONDON- UK
July 29 – August 1st, 2013: participating to Ramadaniyat exhibition at BIEL, Beirut down town – LEBANON
August 10 – 15, 2013: participating to Faraya annual summer exhibition Mza’art Sous La Tente – LEBANON
October 4 – 24, 2013: participating to Elements of Abstraction, a collective exhibition in Agora Gallery in NEW YORK CITY – USA
November 16 – 29, 2013: participating to Variations TIA Trevisan International Art Exhibition in Bologna- ITALY.
Winner of the Premio Bertelli Award for creativity and professionalism.
November 27 – December 1st, 2013: participating to Art Of Living 2013 at The Forum De Beyrouth – LEBANON
December 12 -15, 2013: selected artist for SALON NATIONAL DES BEAUX ARTS-PARIS at the CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE – FRANCE
Art teacher in a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation center (CEDAR REHAB) for male adults in Hammana, LEBANON, started in March 2014
March 6 – 9, 2014: participating to Affordable Art Fair Milano 2014 – ITALY
April 24 – 27, 2014: participating to Art Monaco 2014 – MONACO
June 8 – 15, 2014: participating to the INTERNATIONAL ART WORKSHOP PERCEZIONI/PERCEPTIONS” in FOGGIA- ITALY
July 3 – 6, 2014: participated to Ramadaniyat exhibition at BIEL, Beirut DOWN TOWN – LEBANON
August 13 – 17, 2014: participating to Faraya annual summer exhibition, Mza’art sous la tente- LEBANON
September 24 – 30, 2014: participating to international art exhibition in the DEVE Art Gallery in Bruges- BELGIUM
October 2 – 15, 2014: participating to international art exhibition, ‘SINCRONIAS’ at the Ateneo de Madrid- SPAIN
November 7, 2014: participating to The Chocol’art event at Biel, BEIRUT – LEBANON
November 25 – 30, 2014: Selected artist for Art Capital at the Grand Palais in Paris- FRANCE
April 23 – 26, 2015: Participated to Aquarelle painting workshop and exhibition in Fabriano – ITALY
May 15 – 18, 2015: Participated to International art exhibition in Rome “RomArt” – ITALY
May 30 – June 6, 2015: Participated to the International Art Workshop “PERCEZIONI/PERCEPTIONS” in FOGGIA – ITALY
July 3rd, 2015: Selected artist in LA BROCANTE DES ARTISTES, for the ARCENCIEL humanitarian project in the heart of Beirut – LEBANON
November , 2015: Selected artist in the artistic exhibition at UPT- USJ Beirut – LEBANON
April 14 – 18, 2016: Participated in Art Nordic, the international exhibition in Copenhagen – DENMARK
March, 2016: Participated in ART NORDIC in Copenhagen – DENMARK
July 18th to 25th, 2016: Lebanese artist selected in PERCEZIONI : Trevisan international art worshop in Peschici- Italy
July 2016: Selected artist for La Brocante des Artistes, Humanitarian art event organized by ARCENCIEL in Ashrafieh, Lebanon
October 2016: Trevisan International exhibition in Madrid, Spain
November 10 – 30, 2016: Monochromes Polychromes: Solo show at gallery 392Rmeil393. Beirut, Lebanon
March 17, 2017: From Art to Fashion: in collaboration with Oumnia by Nivine Maktabi. Beirut, Lebanon
May 20, 2017: Open House at Bulle d’Art. Beirut, Lebanon
Art and painting Teacher for students of all ages at my studio Bulle d’Art
June 8, 2017: Painting delivery at the Presidential Palace of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon
November 15 2017 to January 15 2018: Collective exhibition at gallery L’Heure Bleue – Sursock, Beirut, Lebanon
December 5 2017 to January 5 2018: Solo exhibition at Café De Prague – Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
March 10 to 18 2018: Austria International Modern Art Exhibition.
May 27 to June 2 2018: Percezioni, International Artists Workshop and Exhibition in Puglia, Italy.
October 2018: Humanitarian art exhibition in the Caribbean islands.
November 2018: International Art exhibition in Ateneo Of Madrid, Spain, with Trevisan International Art.
December 2018 : Humanitarian painting exhibition at Saint Marc Hospital in Gandia, Spain.
February 2019: Selected artist for “salon des indépendants” at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
April 2019: “Little Treasures” exhibition in Bologna, Italy with Trevisan International Art. Awarded artist for excellence of the work.
February 2020: Selected artist for “salon des indépendants” at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
October 2020: Selected artist for the exhibition “dessine-moi un cèdre” at La Résidence des Pins”, Beirut
December 2020: Participating to the exhibition “Dessine-moi un cèdre” with Lebanese association Green Cedar Lebanon, at Arthaus, Gemmayze, Lebanon
March 2021: Participating to “Artists Of Beirut” women’s untold stories l at Bossa Nova, Sin el Fil, Lebanon
June 2021: Release of new book Italiamour, in 2 versions, French and Italian languages
June 2021: Solo show in Kaf Art Gallery in Beirut: Synesthesia
October 2021: Participating in exhibition “Dessine-moi un cèdre” in Galerie Modus, Paris
November 2021: Participating in exhibition “From Peoria to Lebanon” at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Illinois
December 2021: Solo show at Arthaus Gemayze in Beirut. Musicality.