NAYLA KAI SAROUFIM

ARTWORK

ABOUT NAYLA

ABOUT NAYLA

Nayla Kai Saroufim was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982. She graduated from ALBA (Académie Lebanese des Beaux-Arts) with a degree in Illustration and Art Direction. While working in the publicity field at several multinational advertising agencies, Nayla began rekindling her interest in art. This interest was not something new. Ever since she was a child, she knew what she wanted: to be an artist. Creative, a dreamer, and a lover of color and beauty, Nayla’s personality is clearly portrayed in her art. It’s been a decade since Nayla has been engaging in a creative expression of her personality. Her work embodies her attraction to colors and interest in all forms of expression, especially installations.

Nayla’s art is a rich mix of media. She was always captivated by the dialogue between painting, illustration, and graphics. In 2013, after falling in love with metal works, she decided to focus solely on metal in her art. Her style is fluid and diverse, from abstract to realistic, and at times inspired by pop art and other cultures. 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. Her technique is unique and personalized: a fusion of mixed media and installations in layers of steel, copper, wood, and other elements. Nayla strives to make her positivity and love of happiness appear in her art, sparking emotion and thoughts in viewers. She hopes that by looking at her art, people will realize that there is beauty and happiness in the simplest things.

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 Singapore, and at Asia Contemporary Art.

SERIES

SMALL SCULPTURES
Personnage Sculpture
Personnage Sculpture
Personnage Sculpture
Personnage Sculpture
Personnage Sculpture
Personnage Sculpture
ART TOY 2
ART TOY 1
USA 5
Hope with Lebanese Flag
Exhale Freedom with Lebanese Flag
Rolling balls
Artwork 11
Artwork 10
Artwork 9
In the sky
Artwork 8
Artwork 7
Artwork 5
Blablabla
Artwork 3
Artwork 2
BIG SCULPTURES
People
Family Hug
Mirrors
Crowd
Beirut
Love
Champagne Bubbles steel
Walls Come To Life – Installation
Walls Come To Life – Installation
Walls Come To Life – Installation
Love Big Steel Installations
Mirror Colors
Heart Mirror
Kids Silhouette Balcony
Kids playing
Steel Sculpture Kids
Big Steel Installations Birds
Big Steel Installations BEIRUT
Big Steel Installations
Big Steel Installations
Big Steel Installations Arabic
Nails Justice
Big Steel Installations
Nails
CANVAS PAINTINGS
Raouche
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Londo Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World

EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • September 22 to 25, 2022, Affordable Art Fair NYC, New York City, New York, USA, with Azartgallery
  • September 22 to 28, 2022, Design Week Marbella, with Javier Roman Galeria, Marbella, Spain
  • July 10 to 17, 2022, “Joy In Narrative”, solo exhibition at Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • June 22 to July, 2022, “Haut en Bleu”, Les Plumes Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
  • June 01 to July 18, 2022, “Vivid Imagery Sculpture”, collective exhibition at Mass Arts Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • March 23 to 27, 2022, Affordable Art Fair NYC, New York City, New York, USA, with Azartgallery
  • March 10 to 13, 2022, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark
  • February 11 to 18, 2022, Eiwan Al Gassar Gallery, Doha, State of Qatar

2021

  • October 21 to 24, 2021, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark
  • September 27 to October 03, 2021, Design week MarbellaMarbella, Spain, Curator Galería Javier Roman
  • September 22 to 26, 2021, Affordable Art Fair New YorkNew York, United Stated, Artspace ware gallery
  • September 14 to 15, 2021, Beirut rise from the ashesLa Biennale de Venice, Italy
  • May 20 to 23, 2021, Affordable Art Fair NYC, New York City, New York, USA, with Azartgallery
  • February to May 2021, Josephine Clavel Gallery, London, United Kingdom, Curator Marie José Honein

2020

  • November to December 2020, Josephine Clavel Gallery, London, United Kingdom, Curator Marie José Honein
  • April 2020, Dessine-moi un Cèdre, Green Cedar Lebanon,  Beirut, Lebanon
  • March 2020, Affordable Art Fair Battersea,  London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark
  • February 28 to March 01, 2020, Artsfemin, Gstaad , Switzerland
  • February 2020, Art Palm Springs, California, USA, with Azartgallery

2019

  • November 2019, West Village collective exhibition, Azartgallery, New York, USA
  • November 2019, Jacques Oueiss Gallery, solo exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon
  • October 2019, Contemporary Art RUHR, Germany, with Gaudi Gallery
  • Beirut Design week – collaboration with GS storey, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark

2018

  • Beyond Fashion exhibition in collaboration with Tony Ward, Beirut, Lebanon

2016

  • Singapore art Fair, Sana Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2015

  • Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Sana Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
  • Collective exhibition – Sana Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
  • Beirut, Love, Hate, Solo Exhibition in Graffik Gallery London, United Kingdom, Curator Vanessa Clark

2014

  • Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon, with Urban Fusion Gallery

2013

  • Cities of Light, Solo exhibition in Piece Unique Gallery Solidere, Beirut, Lebanon

GALLERIES

Lebanon

Main Gallery
Centre Georges Kanaan,
Jal el Dib, Beirut, Lebanon

Jacques Ouaiss Gallery
250 Salim Bustros Street,
Beirut, Lebanon

Les Plumes Galerie Elsie Braidi
Gergi Zeidan Street,
Beirut, Lebanon

London

Marie Jose Gallery
16 Victoria Grove,
South Kensington,
London W8 5RW,
United Kingdom

USA

Azart Gallery
51 Orchard Street,
New York City,
New York 10002, USA
Tel: +1 917 362 0530

Artspace Warehouse
7358 Beverly Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles,
CA 90036, USA
Tel: +1 323 936 7020

Spain

Galeria Gaudi
Calle de García de Paredes 76,
28010 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 702 03 36

France

Riviera Galerie Saint Paul
37 Rue Grande,
06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
Paris 75008, France
Tel: +33 4 93 24 95 92

United Arab Emirates

FLTRD
Gate Avenue, Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 569 3427

South Korea

Jinsan Gallery
1F, NCL Building,
63 Yanghwa-ro 3-gil,
Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 10  4153 5372

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CONTACT

ns@naylasaroufim.com
Beirut, Lebanon | +961 3 747 992
Los Angeles, United States of America | +1310 9902925