Artist Aya Hawash holds a Master's in Fine Arts from the Lebanese University. Her work explores the notions of feminism, identity and the plights of refugees. Her art reflects on times of pain, war, memory, alongside humanity, love and warmth that connects people through and despite turmoil and preconceived differences. Her colour palette is often black and white, or colours that reminisce of old photographs, in search, through her art, of the past, to understand the present and contemplate the future.
Aya Hawash won 4th Place in 2020 in the annual Youth Art Competition by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with The Arab Institute for Women (AiW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU), during the 16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign.
Aya Hawash: @ayahawashart
-"Thoughts" by Aya Hawash; Mixed media on wood; 90 x 120 cm
-"Above the curse of love besieged in mirors" by Aya Hawash; Mixed media on wood; 190 x 120 cm
-"Rita's winter" by Aya Hawash; Mixed media on wood; 190 x 120 cm
-"Farewell my son, away for the soldiers" by Aya Hawash;
Oil painting and mixed media from project "Moments engraved in the history of Lebanon"
-"Beiut the lily of Ruins" by Aya Hawash; Digital painting printed on wood