Lana Khayat (B.1983) is currently based in Dubai and exhibits in New York, London and across the Middle East. She has a Bachelor’s in Design from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Growing up in a family of unique artistic talent had a profound influence on Khayat. She traces her artistic lineage to her great- grandfather, Mohamad Suleiman Khayat, who contributed to the creation and restoration of traditional Syrian Ajami rooms. His work is showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design in Hawaii.
Khayat held her first solo exhibition in 2022 and her work features in several prestigious private collections. She is recognised for having developed an exceptional artistic direction; from her perspective, nature offers music to those who are truly willing to lend an ear. As an introvert, she has found herself more fluent with Mother Nature than mankind. Her art describes the free-flowing journey of her conversations with the wilderness, each tone and stroke overflowing with meaning beyond human script or language. Throughout her career, Khayat has also collaborated with leading international institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum.