Simone Fattal is a painter and ceramics sculptor who was born in Damascus and grew up in Lebanon. She studied philosophy at the Ecole letters of Beirut and at the Sorbonne, before embarking on a career as a painter. She began painting in 1969 when she returned to Beirut after completing her studies in France. In the early 1970s, she attended Dar el-Fan Janine Rubeiz in Beirut as a painter, photographer and writer. In 1980 she settled in California and founded the Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative, experimental literary work. She returned to her career as an artist in 1989, through the medium of ceramics sculpture. During this period, she worked at the prestigious workshop of Hans Spinner in Grasse, France. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely. In 1993, a retrospective of her paintings was held in Dar El-Nadwa in Beirut. In 1994, she participated in the traveling exhibition “Forces of Change: Women Artists From the Arab World” in Washington. Her sculptures have recently been exhibited in Beirut, France, Germany, England, New York, and California.

Simone Fattal
Simone Fattal

Current Exhibitions

Where the Oceans Meet

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College

26 May — 12 Jan
The group exhibition “Where the Oceans Meet“,...
02 Sep — 31 Dec
Simone Fattal was born in Damascus, Syria in 1942, raised in Lebanon and currently lives in Paris. The first solo museum exhibition in the United States, “Simone Fattal: Works and Days” highlights...

Past Exhibitions

Etel Adnan and the Modernists

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean 06/06/2019 — 08/09/2019

Active Forms

Sharjah Art Foundation
16/03/2018 — 16/06/2018

Simone Fattal: Standing Figures

kaufmann repetto
18/11/2016 — 14/01/2017

Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Pirelli HangarBicocca
07/11/2017 — 21/01/2018

Simone Fattal

Sharjah Art Foundation
12/03/2016 — 12/06/2016

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Damascus Country of birth: Syria Lives in: Beirut, Lebanon