Zahra BuAli is a painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist. From the figurative to the abstract, to the mixed media, she works with a multi-layered approach. Combines mediums and techniques, challenges boundaries, superimposes layers of form, color, and space. Her work is strongly linked to her constant search into identity, cultural history, and influences.
A professional artist with over thirty years of art creation. Her artwork is exhibited locally and internationally, some of which are: the 7th International Contemporary Miniprint Kazanlak, Bulgaria, 2019. Salon des Membres, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2018. International printmaking exchange exhibition, Dunhuang, China, 2018. Exhibition “The art that inhibits us“, Stewart Hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2017. The XI Florence biennale, FORTEZZA DA basso, Florence, Italy, 2017. Exhibition “Art En Capital”, as part of “Artistes Independants, Paris, France 2013 & 2014. The 6th International Artist’s Book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012, then Italy and Germany.
Public and Private collections in Bahrain, Canada, China, Egypt, Iran, France, the K.S.A., Spain, U.A.E. the U.S.A., and the United Kingdom. Some partial list: Shen Zhen Print Museum, Shen Zhen, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt., Almansouria Foundation, Jeddah, K.S.A., Hozeh Honari, Tehran, Iran.
Zahra holds a B.F.A. from Concordia University 1996, Montreal, Canada, and a B.Sc. from the University of Arizona, 1983, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Participated in various International artist’s residencies, and workshops in Canada, the U.S.A., Spain, China, Jordan, Iran, Bahrain and K.S.A.
She lives and works in Montreal, Canada, where she established her own studio and continues to create and teach art.
Website : www.zahrabuali.net