Photo credit by Bilal Kabalan – Assafir Newspaper – issue 12751
Photo credit by Bilal Kabalan – Assafir Newspaper – issue 12751

Maria Bou Habib

Painter / Artist

P.O. Box: 11-0519, Beirut – Lebanon

Educational Background

2004-2006: Master in Fine Arts, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts-ALBA, with honors

2002-2004: BA in Fine Arts (ALBA)

2001-2002: First year DEUG of Fine Arts, Paul-Valery University -Montpellier- France


Oct 2008: One month scholarship at the faculty of fine arts, ENSBA, Paris, France

Jul – Dec 2007: Landscaping & re-touching on Photoshop of 3D architectures at « Digital 3D » under the supervision of Michel Lamia

Nov 2005 – Jan 2006: Mosaic workshop with the Italian institute, Ravenna at Mar-Roukoz Monastery, Dekwaneh-Lebanon

Sep 2005: Mosaic workshop Repin academy, Sainte Petersburg, Russia

Apr 2005: Drawing and painting workshop, Repin Academy, St Petersburg-Russia

Nov – Dec 2004: Animation Workshop, Hand drawing at Digi Pen, production firm, Lebanon

2001-2002: Drawing & perspective workshop with Artist Jean Leccia at the School of Architecture, Montpellier-France

Teaching Experience

2015: Intervener at ALBA (Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts)
Instructor at USJ (Université Saint – Joseph) – UPT (Université pour Tous)

2011 & 2015: Instructor at AUST Zahlé branch (The American University of Science & Technology)

2011 – 2013: Instructor at AUL – Cola & Sin El Fil branch (Arts sciences & Technology University in Lebanon)

2008 till present: Instructor at USEK (University of the Holy Spirit – Kaslik)

Solo Exhibitions

2016: Solo Exhibition “Souvenirs et Encens” at the Pub “Au Fût et à mesure”, Montpellier, France

2014: Solo exhibition ” The Road of Art” , University of the holy spirit, usek, Kaslik ,Lebanon

2011: Solo exhibition “Fingerprints of Andalousia” at Cervantes, the Spanish cultural center,Downtown, Beirut

2009: Solo exhibition “Over time” at Jounieh’s German kulturcentrum, Lebanon

Awards Received

2006: Revue du Liban,“Saer Karam”award & one month workshop in Paris “ENSBA”


2017: Publication of the artist’s work in the book “ La Présence Libanaise dans le monde 3: Actes du colloque international 2014”,
USEK Editions 2016, Lebanon

2012 – 2013: Invited regularly on “Helwi el Hayet” program on LBCI Channel, discussing about Fine Arts & Art History


2012: Mtein Symposium 2012 – Collective exhibition

2011: Mtein Symposium 2011 – Collective exhibition

2009 – 2010: Workshop with the Jordanian artists organized by the Jordanian association of Fine Arts & the Jordanian museum in collaboration with The Lebanese artists’ association, Lebanon

2009 – 2010: Collective exhibition at the Pub French KWA for the launching of Collective exhibition at the Pub French KWA for the launching of Cashmisere’s Association , Paris, France -Paintings at Galerie Medicis , Paris, France

2008: Collective exhibition at Astarte Gallery, Street Saint-Germain , Paris , France

2006 – 2007: Paintings at Dar el Anda, Dar el Machreck & Forsight Gallery, Jordan

2005: Exhibition of the short movie “In me, there’s time”(duration: 4min17s), at the International Festival of movies & creation videos organized by ALBA University and Goethe institute ,at cinema Sofil, Beirut.


2016: “Cubik La Galerie Boutique”, Montpellier, France

2015: Collective exhibition “40+” of USEK Fine Arts department instructors, Lebanon

2012: “Xperimental 2012”, in collaboration with the Lebanese artists’ association at Istoria gallery, Saifi village, Beirut

2012: Exode gallery- Achrafieh (collaborated in the organization)

2012: Mezzo art lounge – Jounieh

2012: Saint Georges Hotel – Beirut (collaborated in the organization)

2012: ” Salon international du moyen orient ” at l’Atelier du Caire, Egypt

2011: “Visual art forum 2”, in collaboration with the Lebanese artists’ Association – Unesco Palace, Beirut

2011: The Lebanese artists’ association – Verdun, Beirut

2011: Surface Libre gallery – Jal El Dibt

2004 – 2009: Unesco Palace, Beirut

2004 – 2009: Biel, Beirut.

2004 – 2009: “Garden show”, “Mzaar gardens” , “Byblos Festival”

2004 – 2009: Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts-ALBA