“Everything is connected, and balance is key. I create to express the voice of nature and challenge the viewer's perception of reality.”
Patricia Daher is a a New York based multidisciplinary artist, poet, and environmental activist. Her journey as a professional artist began after a change in major from Mathematics to Studio Art. Daher graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, a focus in painting and Near Eastern Religions, and a minor in Art History. After exhibiting work locally, she was propelled to learn more about the business of art. She consequently enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Art Market Studies Graduate Program where she was offered a Fellowship Award and graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Art degree in Art Market Studies. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and published in important publications such as The Washington Post and Hyperallergic. Awards include the Wave Award, Catalyst scholarship Award, and the IMPART Artist Grant Award.
The intention is to promote peace and balance in society, and with nature. Daher enjoys the freedom to create autobiographical paintings, drawings, collages, sculpture, and performance works that contribute to expanding the boundaries of Conceptual, Surrealist, and Symbolic Art. She sees art as a universal tool of communication that facilitates the presentation of important complex ideas in a relatable, playful manner. She enjoys experimenting with innovative materials and techniques, language, repetitive motifs, and vibrant color combinations. With the understanding that true knowledge and innovation is achievable through an interdisciplinary approach, mathematical and scientific ideas inform my work, so do abstract concepts inspired by Ancient history, mythology, and religions in relation to physics, society, music, and the plant world. Daher find thoughts like the connection of the micro and macro, intriguing. Forms and elements of nature fascinate her the most.