Baha Omary Kikhia was born in Damascus, Syria, and studied Fine Arts at the Universities of Damascus and Baghdad. She was the student of leading artists Fatih Al Muddaress and Faiq Hassan.
Earlier in her career, Baha moved to New York City, where she exhibited in private galleries including the United Nations. Her extensive travels took her to many cities around the world (London, Paris, Brussels etc.), where she continued to thrive as an artist and her work began to take on its own individuality.
Throughout the years, her style has continually transformed as it reflects her profound experiences, including being a mother and a vibrant social activist. Baha’s work has always been distinguished by its vivacious and sensual aura, along with her unique use of bright colors. Her art is based upon her concept of the woman as a powerful and inspiring figure. The commanding presence of ‘the feminine’ is always visible in her depiction of old cities, landscapes, and Bedouin gatherings.
Baha’s current work includes glasswork, paintings, prints, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind woodwork hosted and sold only at Dara Global Arts Gallery.
Baha currently resides in the Washington D.C metro area where she continues to express and crystallize her vision and celebration of life.
Portfolio link: http://artbybaha.com/