About
PPainter, Illustrator, Communications Specialist and Actor, Lebanese-Armenian artist Hildos, born Hilda Abla in Beirut started her artistic venture when she was 5 at the children art program at L.A.U. the university formerly known as B.U.C. through which she pursued her Art studies and graduated in 1996. And in Jul… Read More
PPainter, Illustrator, Communications Specialist and Actor, Lebanese-Armenian artist Hildos, born Hilda Abla in Beirut started her artistic venture when she was 5 at the children art program at L.A.U. the university formerly known as B.U.C. through which she pursued her Art studies and graduated in 1996. And in July 2009 finished her master in Marketing and Communications at L’Ecole Supérieure des Affaires

Since ‘96, she has worked in different art and education fields such as Art teacher, Graphic designer, Activities coordinator, Illustrator & Window designer and participated in numerous exhibitions.

In April-May 2000 she had the chance to be part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange team from Lebanon to the USA. The program included personal professional training according t 2009 o expertise as well as cultural exchange.Also she had the chance in August 2011 to participate in the Milton Glaser summer course, a graphic design course given by Mr Glaser the designer of I ♥ NY logo at the School of Visual Arts New York City and a Painting Summer Residency at School of Visual Arts in 2012.

From Beirut to New York City she gained her sense of art from all the life struggles she led and dedicated her passion to express those issues. Driven by making a difference in people’s lives and believing that every artwork should have significance, her latest commitment is directed to changing the way women view their bodies and themselves. A challenge she faced most of her life. Through her sense of humor she artistically tackled taboos to illustrate the beauty of the human body, ‘seeing beauty in imperfection’ away from the stereotypes clichéd by the media. Hildos lives between Beirut and New York City, the city she considers her muse.

And in September 2013 she had the chance to present her ideas through a TED talk and the TEDxLAU event
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBofhl2Xg2Q

On another note, since 2004 Hildos pursued her theater passion and she participated in several plays. Her first theater performance was in July 2005 & Mar 2006 in Betty Taoutal’s “Semblant de piece” at Theatre Monnot and Tournesol. and her latest performance were in Mathhab directed by Lina Khoury at Gulbenkian Theater in December 2012 and Sdour El 3ammet directed by Awad Awad which took part of the Mishkal Festival at Madinat Theater. Read Less
Exhibitions & Art Competitions
Exhibitions
April 2013 – Discover Mar Mikhael Fair, Beirut-Lebanon
February 2013 - Permanent work exhibited at Zaman Gallery, Beirut-Lebanon
September 2012 – Discover Ashrafieh Fair, Beirut-Lebanon
August 2012 – Les Jardins Ephemeres, Faqra, Lebanon
June 2012-Open Studio at SVA New York City
September2010-Par… Read More
Exhibitions
April 2013 – Discover Mar Mikhael Fair, Beirut-Lebanon
February 2013 - Permanent work exhibited at Zaman Gallery, Beirut-Lebanon
September 2012 – Discover Ashrafieh Fair, Beirut-Lebanon
August 2012 – Les Jardins Ephemeres, Faqra, Lebanon
June 2012-Open Studio at SVA New York City
September2010-Particpated in Hamra Festival
Nov 08-Mar. 2009 – Solo painting exhibition, Graffiti Café
August 2007 –Participated in “More Light than Death Could Bear” painting exhibition at Art Lounge
June 1997 – Painting exhibition, Gallery Bekhazi.
June 1996 – Painting exhibition, Gallery Maraya.
June 1994 & June 1995 – Fine Arts Student Exhibit, Lebanese American University.

and Art Competitions
August 2005 –Participated in the Lebanese American University Logo Competition
February 2003 –Participated in the Qatar Sports Academy logo competition initiated by Qatar State.
September 2002 – Participated in the "Contest of young talents” part of the International Festival of Comic Strips.
April 2002 – 1st prize in the Rotaract District 2450 Poster Competition. Read Less
Affiliations
Since September 2011
Member in AIGA the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Since December 2008
Member in the Lebanese League for Women in Business

Since July 2007
Founder Member of the Rotary Beirut Phoenix Club

Since April 2006
Member in the Lebanese Press Design Syndicate

Since 1996
Lebanese Americ… Read More
Since September 2011
Member in AIGA the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Since December 2008
Member in the Lebanese League for Women in Business

Since July 2007
Founder Member of the Rotary Beirut Phoenix Club

Since April 2006
Member in the Lebanese Press Design Syndicate

Since 1996
Lebanese American University Alumni Read Less
Full Resume
Work Experience
  • Artist
    Hildos // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Communications & Human Resources Manager
    Pin-Pay sal // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Communications, Marketing, Media and Publications Associate
    American Community School // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Marketing Coordinator
    Khatib & Alami // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Career Counselor and Coordinator
    Careers // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Graphic Designer
    Infopro // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Activities Coordinator
    Rawdah High School // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator
    Self-Employed // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Graphic Designer
    Smart Distribution // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Graphic Designer (internship)
    The Design Clinic // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Art Teacher
    Lebanese Preparatory School // Beirut, Lebanon
  • Assistant to Professor in the Art Department
    Lebanese American University // Beirut, Lebanon
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