Reem Hussein

American born Muslim artist Reem Hussein holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. She completed her training in interior design and the restoration of antiques and decorative arts objects at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her study and handling of antiques, and preserving of the visual aging qualities of metal, wood, and ceramics inspire the background renderings for her paintings. She combines the effects of modern media and materials with the traditional arts of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic geometric patterns. Reem regards her painting as a spiritual act, and therefore, has turned toward a revival of the traditional motifs of Islamic art for their symbolism of the infinite nature of God through intercepting angular or organic lines and shapes that have no beginning and no end.