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Artist Talk w/ Reem Bassous

July 10, 5 pm EST

Details to be Announced

Free for all

Washington Studio School is honored to welcome back Lebanese artist Reem Bassous as our Virtual Visiting Artist this July. Bassous is an extraordinary painter, teacher, speaker and activist whose work speaks to the trauma of war, memory, injustice, and the call for action.

Process, research and technique will all be discussed as Bassous shares her work through this free Zoom-based talk. Her research on postwar memory, trauma, the role of the infinite and the notion of death will all be explored as she shares her experiences and what drives her to continue to paint.

Currently based in Hawaii, her paintings and drawings have been shown and published internationally, including a large solo exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Learn more about the artist by visiting

Bassous will also be teaching a four-week workshop, Image Politics, starting July 7th. The artist will invite us into her studio for a live painting demonstration on Wednesday, July 15th at 5 pm EST. Visit to learn more and to register.

This event has now passed. Click below to view the recording of the talk.


About the Artist

Reem Bassous received her BA from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon and her MFA from The George Washington University in Washington DC, USA. She is an instructor at Leeward Community College and was a lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 9 years. Her paintings and drawing installations have been featured in international exhibitions including the Millais Gallery in Southampton and the Brunei Gallery in London, England; and the RamsayOng Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bassous’ regional and national exhibitions include shows at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, the Meadows Museum, Louisiana, the Washington Studio School Gallery in Washington DC, WhiteBox Gallery and the Painting Center in New York City. She is the recipient of the Glassman Award, the Langenkamp Award in Abstract Painting, the John Young award and was the winner of the 2013 Kafiye Project Competition at Kaflab, New York City. Her work has been reviewed by various publications which include the Washington Post, Art Asia Pacific, and she was recently selected for edition #127 of New American Paintings. Her most recent shows include a solo exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art and at SBCAST Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA, as well as an Artist in Residence Mural Commission at Shangri-La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design in Honolulu, Hawaii. To learn more about Reem, visit


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