Raeda Ashour is a Saudia Arabian artist who specialised in miniatures motifs and Islamic decorative units, adapting them in modern interpretations to suit contemporary tastes.
Before returning to Saudi Arabia in 1991 she lived in Cairo where she worked in publishing, co owner of "Dar al- Bayader for Publishing and Distribution". She has a BA in Middle East Studies from the American University of Cairo (1981). Having been a freelance artist for many years she joined workshops 'Geometry and Pattern, Adornment in Islamic Art' in 2006 and 2007 at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts held in Jeddah. In 2007 she received a MA in arts education at Rushmore University, and attended many workshops in Islamic Illumination at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London 2014.
Raeda has showcased her artworks in more than 50 collective exhibitions with numerous galleries and festivals, such as Saudi Cultural Week in Russia, Moscow (2017), “The Ultimate Journey” at Dolmabahce Gallery (Istanbul, 2012), the Saudi Cultural Week in Russia (2007), the Saudi Women Artists’ Exhibition at UNESCO-Beirut (2001) & the Iranian Islamic Biennial (Tehran 2001). She also held solo exhibitions across the region, including: Jeddah Atelier for Artists (2000), Dar Al Funoon (Kuwait, 1997) & Cairo Atelier (Egypt, 1992).
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