Shaqayeq Arabi is a painter, sculptor and installation artist living between Tehran, Dubai and New York City.
Starting to paint and practice calligraphy in the early 1990s, she received Master in graphic design from Al-Zahra University Tehran, a BFA from University of Valencinnes, France and a MFA from Sorbonne University, Paris.
Arabi’s works fundamentally abstract yet evokes a range of associations. For her, art is a form of spontaneous personal expression, as well as an exploration of her past and present memory. She finds her point of departure in image, sound and smell, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding environment. In sketching, composing and connecting accumulated fragments together, Arabi traces her reminiscences, creating a tangible and touchable reality out of the emotions and sensations.
Arabi has had exhibitions in Middle East and Europe.