Born in 1982 and educated at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Nayla Kai Saroufim is a Lebanese artist and art director who is captivated by the dialogue between painting and installation.
Her art is a rich mix of different media. It’s a fresh approach that combines digital flair with lush layers of paint and creates multi-layered statements and expressions of emotions using raw materials: cement, nails, stainless steel and wood. This results in an array of shifting visual tales that are shaped by moods, experiences, fluctuating urban identity, travel and sparks of personal inspiration.
Her fascination with the artistic tradition, contemporary popular culture and the essence of being a citizen in a changing globalized world are evident in her work. In addition to envisioning her personal pieces, she customizes creations.
Nayla Kai Saroufim’s work has graced the walls of solo exhibitions including a show in London in December 2015 and one in Beirut in October 2013. Her work has been exhibited at the Beirut Art Fair in 2014, in Singapore and at Asia Contemporary Art in 2015. Recently, she also collaborated with Miele Kitchen by creating a custom design for this well-known brand.
2018 Beyond Fashion exhibition in collaboration with Tony Ward, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 Dubai Art Fair – Sawa Gallery, Dubai
2015 Singapore Contemporary Art Fair, Sana Gallery, Singapore
2015 Beirut, Love, Hate, Solo Exhibition in Graffik Gallery London, UK
2014 Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 Cities of Light, Solo exhibition in Piece Unique Gallery Solidere, Beirut, Lebanon