Canadian- Lebanese artist Marya Kazoun lives in New York and works with art installation between New York and Italy.
Born in 1976, she escaped the Lebanese war and moved with her family, first to Switzerland, and then to Montreal, Canada where she spent her teenage years.
Upon returning to Beirut, she attended the American University where she obtained a degree in Interior Architecture and Fine Arts. She then moved to New York where she received an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. In her conceptual practical artworks, Kazoun tackles environmental challenges and threats.
Kazoun’s approach to art is placing importance on human traits, giving neglected materials a new lease on life.
“All the materials I use are very humdrum. I pick up plastic bags, broken glasses, paper and things like that. I blow life into them, and they look expensive.”
She has even used the human body as a canvas, inviting viewers of her installations to participate in her projects. Kazoun has been deeply influenced by the effects of war, global warming, overpopulation, and other humanity issues – all with what she aims to reflect by her art pieces.
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