About the ArtistFaika Al Hassan graduated from the University of Baghdad in 1977 with an economics degree. At 25, she decided to take up private painting lessons at the Bahrain Art Society.
She began with still life subjects until she connected with Bahrain’s landscape. She participated in various group shows in Bahrain and abroad and eventually landed her first solo show at Al Bareh Art Gallery in 2007.
In her 2010 solo show at Bin Mater House, Bahrain entitled “Cities of the Universe”, she presented a series of works representing interplay between people dwarfed in an abstract urbanscape that is replete with references to European urban paintings. These urban landscapes have been exhibited in Dubai, Damascus, Madrid, Luxemburg, and Brussels.
2010: Art House, Damascus
2009: Courtyard Gallery, Dubai