SHEREEN SHALHOUB

 

Visual Artist

 

Born in Amman, Jordan in 1978; Shereen began working in the arts in 2006 when she owned a virtual gallery in Amman.  In 2008, she enrolled in art appraisal at NYUSCP at New York University and worked with Bortolami Gallery while attending the Art Students League of New York.  Here, she practiced different techniques such as egg tempera and oil painting under the supervision of artist Jack Faragasso.

 

Shereen is a ceramics artist residing in Dubai. She began working with ceramics as a longing for further dimensionality in her work. 

Her process started with sculpture as she explored with texture and density versus fragility, and through all the stages; she found multiple emotional links. This drove her to create works of art that can be more immersive such as installations, whereby she was able to indulge all the senses by using space, light and sound.

 

From sculpting the effect of dripping to pouring and piping clay in the form of slip and; at times, resorting to wax as a dripping effect on glazed clay, she continues to search for the best method to use while keeping the authenticity of her artwork. She has used the combination of slip and wax as a reflection of continuity in her sculptures. They have acted as expressive tools that form dripping as they naturally flow along, making their way around the imperfect surfaces of the sculpted clay.