Bahraini artist Balqees is a graduate of University of San Francisco, USA (Lone Mountain College) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Art History. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally, regionally and internationally, from 1976 until the present day, and has been awarded several accolades and prizes.
Throughout the history of Islam, writing the Holy Script was the original reason for creating Islamic calligraphy. Bahrain based Iranian visual artist Morteza now uses the traditional historical and cultural aesthetics of Islamic calligraphy in new, more modern contemporary contexts.
Having a story behind each of Neda's pieces is highly important to her; for each character she creates unique and often morbid stories that have a dark twist, where the characters either take charge of their own fate, or have gruesome events unfold around them, eventually leading them to their unhappily ever after.