Featured Artist

Leila Jabre Jureidini


Based in Beirut, Leila Jabre Jureidini (B.1963) studied in Paris, attending the ‘Atelier Jacques D’Anton et Met de Penninghen’, aged 18. She then went to the ‘Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques’, before spending two years at Parsons School of Design, Paris campus and New York, where she studied for a degree in Graphic Design.

Today, she spends most of her time in her studio, where she paints, sculpts and brings to life the things that move her. Jureidini’s sculptures of women, captured in an often-transient position reminiscent of Cartier-Bresson’s ‘decisive moment’, glorify the feminine body in all its splendour. Her bronze cubic sculptures are abstract representations of moods and emotions, and the multi-media pieces a comic – or sad – showcase of our legacy to our children. The abundance of her work throughout the years culminated in a number of highbrow shows at key spaces, including: London’s Contemporary Parallax Art Fair (2011); Sursock Museum’s 31st ‘Salon d’Automne’ (2012), where she received special mention from the Jury; Beirut Art Fair (2013) and (2015); ‘Bitassarof’, the Lebanese National Library (2016); and the travelling collective exhibition of Imago Mundi Benetton Collection (2017). Jureidini’s work is permanently on show at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, having featured there in solo and collective exhibitions, such as: ‘The Undoing’ (2014); ‘Collective’ (2015); ‘Oeuvres Récentes’ (2017); ‘Freedom Fighters’ (2019); and ‘Beirut 2020’.