Bettina Khoury Badr’s work confronts the abstract with the representational, the gestural with the still. Using traditional methods and techniques with a very modern modern aesthetic. Her work draws inspiration from Lebanon, her place of birth, and the events that are part of the recent fragmented past.
An interest in telling narratives is evident in her work, with the arrangement of contrasting imagery in a form of alternating puzzles. She delves into memory and experience and depicts fragments of reality.“ I am constantly looking within, trying to solve riddles. I don t have answers or questions; I just follow the form to find out where it leads me.”
In 2001, she received her Diplôme d’études supérieures in Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2012 from the Lebanese University. The intervening years were spent in teaching and developing her artistic vision. She held solo exhibits at Kromatik Art Gallery in 2012 and Art on 56th gallery in 2018.
Badr’s work was featured in 2015 in “Mark on the Wall” in conjunction with Virginia Woolf conference at Bloomsburg University, and in the “Salon d’Automne” Sursock Museum in 2012, 2016, 2018 and most recently in “Togetherness” at Gallery Tanit in addition to “How will It End?” presented by the Boghossian Foundation, organized with the Centre Pompidou. Since 2007, she has been teaching at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, where she works and lives.