Marya Kazoun

Marya Kazoun

Born in 1976, Lebanon
Lives and works in New York

In every field, Marya has introduced new ways of thinking and radical contributions to the renewal of creativity and techniques. Her works initiate a profound questioning of the boundaries of the artwork and art practice, challenging the status of art as a privileged object. Conceived out of a desire to shift traditional methods and materials toward less concrete forms and objects. Themes such as physical and emotional pains, anger, ecstasy, and social taboos, are the visual metaphors characterized by her work. Always in search of a new iconography of the human reality Kazouns’s work relates to images that are less perceptual and more mentally formulated. In experimental performances, illustrations, glass, assemblages and mixed media installations, her images migrate and transform through different vehicles of support and language, which conveys ideas or concepts to the viewer without limitations serving to share knowledge and the experience of life.

Marya Kazoun was born in Beirut, Lebanon she and her family migrated to Canada and then to the United States. She received her BA in Interior Architecture, with honors, from the Lebanese American University (2000) and her MFA from S.V.A, New York (2004) She participated in the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) as well as the Global Art Glass Triennial in Sweden (2005).