Helen Zughaib

2024 Senior Fellow

Helen Zughaib

Planting Olive Trees by Helen Zughaib (Photo Credit: Helen Zughaib)

Helen Zughaib

Coming To America by Helen Zughaib (Photo Credit: Helen Zughaib)

Helen Zughaib

Detail of Beit Circle Home by Helen Zughaib (Photo Credit: Helen Zughaib)

Helen Zughaib

Eid Al Salib by Helen Zughaib (Photo Credit: Helen Zughaib)

Helen Zughaib

Helen Zughaib in her studio (Photo Credit: Helen Zughaib)

Biography

Helen was born in Beirut, Lebanon and lived mostly in the Middle East and Europe before moving to the United States to pursue her BFA at Syracuse University. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and her paintings are included in public and private collections, including the World Bank, The Library of Congress, the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, and the White House. 

"My work is ultimately about creating empathy. Creating a shared space for introspection and dialogue," shares Helen. "I ask the viewer to see through someone else’s eyes, to walk in another’s shoes. To accept the “other.” To reject divisiveness. To promote acceptance and understanding and to reject violence and subjugation of anyone anywhere. To give voice to the voiceless, to heal, and to reflect in our shared humanity."

Stories From the Trail: Lebanon Mountain Trail

After arriving in Beirut, Helen will travel the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT), documenting her experiences and the stories of people she meets along the way in a visual travel journal.

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