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Carol ChakerFollow Artist
Carole Chaker is a Lebanese artist who graduated with a higher diploma or degree in Plastic Arts from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in 1995, specializing in illustration, iconography, and fresco. Her studies were focused on the methods pioneered by Andreï Rublev, the 15th-century Russian icon and fresco painter, considered to be one of the greatest in his field of the time.
Between 2000 and 2010, Chaker embarked on a key phase in her career, establishing herself as one of the first artists to transform faded concrete walls in Beirut, Zahle, and Broumana into colourful works of art. Undertaken as projects in collaboration with the Municipalities of the localities, the work took the form of trompe-l’oeils, created in keeping with the surroundings of the area. She also created graffiti pieces in partnership with the French Institute.
Chaker’s career highlights include the creation of the frescos on the ceiling of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Ammiq (West Beqaa), which was given high-profile coverage across the media in various magazines and television programs.
Her chosen media is paper and textiles, which she uses to create a variety of pieces that feature collages and use the relief method. Today, the environment continues to feature among her top themes and priorities, reflected in a selection of recent sculptures created using recycled materials and other found objects, which were exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz.
Chaker has taken part in several local and international art exhibitions, including the Salon d’Automne at the Sursock Museum (1993-1996); the Salon du Printemps (1994); and the Beirut Art Fair (2019).