BALSAM ABO ZOUR
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Born in Tannoura, Bekaa, Lebanon, Balsam Abo Zour trained under artists Mohammed Al Rawas and Fatima El Hajj while she completed her BFA at the Lebanese University of Fine Art in 2008. She received the Alexis Boutros Award for excellence in Visual Arts when she earned her Masters in Printmaking from ALBA in 2012. Abo Zour’s work evolved at Ashkal Alwan, where she maintained a studio space from 2013-2017 as part of its residency program. She had solo shows in Lebanon and joined many collective exhibitions in Beirut, Paris, and USA. Her work was shown at both the 32nd and 33rd Salon d'Automne at the Sursock Museum, where in 2018 she earned a special mention from the jury. Her last studio and Solo Show in Beirut was at Mansion. She moved to Bozeman, Montana at the start of 2020 and works out of Beall Street Studios where she has found a new love for ceramics and sculpture.