Nūn Art Gallery • Artists

Nūn Art Gallery is pleased to introduce to you some of the most excellent artists of Egypt (alphabetical order). You will have the chance to meet them at the one or other exhibition opening.

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Abdullah Ali Butler

Abdullah Ali ButlerAbdullah Ali Butler came to Egypt for the first time in April 1985 and immediately fell in love with Luxor. From then on, he came several times a year. In 1995, he moved to the west bank in Luxor, where he lived until the end of 2000, and became a keen amateur Egyptologist. About the same time, he developed an interest in art. Then he moved to Cairo, Alexandria and again to Cairo. For him, painting is a commitment. It's not just something one does periodically but a daily discipline. » Read More...

Abeer Adel

Abeer AdelArtist Abeer Adel comes from Aswan, where she was born in 1993. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor and graduated there in 2016. Since 2015, her artworks were shown in more than 25 exhibitions inside and outside of Egypt. In 2019 she was the winner of the prize of the World Youth Forum. Abeer's work shows childhood and family situations. Thereby, she focuses especially on the role of women, who deserve credit to effectively building and shaping a family. Their emotional warmth is the true base of the family alongside the man. » Read More...

Afaf Salah

Afaf Salah al-Din Ahmed discovered her passion for painting early in life but life had other plans. She married, raised children, worked as a radiologist in Aswan. Many years later, at the age of almost 63, Afaf's desire to paint resurfaced and she started painting again. Her artworks captivate the viewer by their vibrant, expressive colours and the naive artistic style, showing a childlike simplicity and frankness. Afaf's works show scenes of a life that is threatened to disappear in the modern world. » Read More...

Ahmed el-Shafei

Ahmed el-ShafeiArtist Ahmed El Shafei was born in Alexandria in 1989. He finished his studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Alexandria University in 2011. Since then, he participated in a vast number of local and international exhibitions earning several awards. A couple of magazines and newspapers published about him. Ahmed's artworks are inspired by Egypt's pharaonic civilisation. He created them by using fire, charcoal, smoke and oils, which gives his art pieces an ancient appearance. » Read More...

Ahmed Helall

Ahmed HelallAhmed Helall is an Egyptian artist, born in 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and participated in several exhibitions.
Ahmed's artworks are inspired by the rural environment of his Cairene home village and influenced by the ancient Egyptians, whose eternal works he transforms in a state of modernity. » Read More...

Alaa Abu el-Hamd

Alaa Abu el-HamdThe award-winning artist Alaa Abu el-Hamd was born in Qena in 1979. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor and has participated in over 20 group exhibitions in Cairo, Port Said, Alexandria and Luxor. Alaa's subjects are inspired by the ancient Egyptian murals and carvings. They show the relationship between gods and objects, between men and women, and are characterised by their stillness and strength. » Read More...

Anne Laure Herr

Anne Laure HerrAnne Laure Herr, French visual artist, born in 1989 lived all her life in France - until 2017. Then she moved to Egypt. Used to paint as a hobby for her family and friends throughout life Anne Laure decided to change her career by exploring the art world in depth when she settled down in Egypt. Therefore, she took drawing courses to upgrade her level and express herself through her artwork. She specialised in acrylic and abstract paintings, alcohol ink art and epoxy resin art. » Read More...

Ashraf Abo Elmagd

Ashraf Abo ElmagdAshraf Abu El-Maged was born in Luxor in 1970 and lives in Aswan. The multi-talented self-taught artist, who appreciates fine arts in general, loves the Nubian heritage and the Egyptian countryside landscapes. His painting style changes between realistic, abstract and surrealistic art. He also produces sculptures, decoration and 3D works.
Ashraf participated in many local and national exhibitions, solo exhibitions as well as group exhibitions. » Read More...

Ayman Kadry

Ayman KadryArtist Ayman Kadry was born in 1978. He earned his PhD at the Helwan University in Cairo in 2014. The passionate artist is involved in many art projects. Ayman's works were shown at exhibitions in Egypt and abroad receiving several awards. Ayman is deeply affected by his surroundings in southern Egypt and his hometown Luxor and inspired by all the impressive monuments his ancestors left behind, what caused him to connect the here and now with the past.
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Brian Flynn

Brian FlynnBritish born artist Brian Flynn's recent work is inspired by the people, the culture, and the all-pervading spiritual influence that embraces and protects this sacred land. He has exhibited extensively in California, Italy and more recently in Paris, as well as both group and solo exhibitions in Cairo and Luxor. His work is largely inspired by the great Sufi festivals where thousands gather in the name of Spirit; that same Spirit that has flowed continuously throughout Egypt since before the Dynastic period. » Read More...

Dina Shalaby

Dina ShalabyDina Shalaby is a visual artist focusing on modern art inspired by Ancient Egypt. Using mixed media and her deep passion for pharaonic Egypt, she creates pieces inspired by the past and with a story for the future. She studied design at the American University in Cairo. She holds a bachelor degree in mass communication with a major in journalism and a master’s in international business from Italy. » Read More...

Ehab Lotfi

Ehab LotfyWell-known artist Ehab Lotfy was born in Egypt in 1967. He lives in Cairo, where he graduated from Helwan University's Faculty of Fine Arts in 1990. Since 1993, he participated in more than 160 group exhibition in Egypt and abroad (Germany, France, Italy) - most recently in Rome in July 2019. Since 1998, he had 16 solo exhibitions.
For a couple of years, Ehab focuses on southern Egypt and Nubia painting people in traditional clothes, landscapes and waterscapes, flowers and still lifes. » Read More...

Fatma Ramadan

Fatma RamadanArtist Fatma Ramadan was born in Cairo in 1987 and lives in Giza. In 2009, she earned a bachelor degree of Fine Arts and became an associate member of the Syndicate of Fine Arts. Her artworks tend to the surrealism school showing the daily life of women in Egypt. Since 2009, she participated in many local and international group exhibitions, winning many awards and having her works in collections in Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, France and Belgium. » Read More...

Gamal Latif

Gamal LatifGamal Latif, born in 1957, discovered in 2014 that he can paint. From the beginning, it was the concern of the trained mechanical technician to do something unique that no one had done before.
All his paintings reflect his thoughts. They are inspired by his Nubian heritage and document Nubian traditions in vivid colours. » Read More...

Gina Rohrsen

Gina RohrsenGerman artist Gina Rohrsen studied painting and illustration from 1978 to 1984 and graduated as a Qualified Graphic Designer. She had several solo exhibitions in Germany and participated in national and international art projects.
Inspired by several visits to Egypt, Gina enriched her work with objects and installations using the authentic materials of the country. She participated in two German-Egyptian exhibitions at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxor. » Read More...

Heba Sayed

Heba SayedHeba Sayed was born in the Giza Governorate in 1984. She spent her schooltime in Luxor and then went back to Cairo to take up her studies, where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Social Work in 2006. Heba's art belongs to the natural school, which is characterised by the simplícity of expression. Her colourful artworks are full of expressive symbols representing Egyptian beliefs and traditions over time. » Read More...

Hesham Abdel-Moaty (Hisham Abdelmoety)

Hesham Abdel-MoatyHesham Abdel-Moaty was born in Qalyubiyya in 1972. The multi-talented artist earned a Bachelor of Art Education from the Helwan University in Cairo in 1996. His work, which embraces sculpting, photography and painting, belongs to the expressive abstract school. Although his artistic subjects vary, Hesham cares about the major social issues of our time. He raises awareness of humanitarian issues such as illegal immigration and refugees through his suggestive and creative artworks. » Read More...

Mahmoud Salem

Mahmoud SalemMahmoud Salem is an Egyptian Sculptor from Luxor. He discovered his delight in creating sculptures already as a child by using mud. Autodidactically, he worked with different materials and created with the simplest tools artworks from clay, wood and stone while constantly enhancing his techniques. Now, he uses hardwood and stone to craft sculptures by hand. Mahmoud's work is not only influenced by the ancient monuments and sculptures on the west bank of Luxor. » Read More...

Mervat Shazly Hilaly

Mervat ShazlyArtist Mervat Shazly Hilaly was born in Aswan. In 1992, she finished her studies at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Helwan University, Cairo, and earned a bachelor degree in 1998. She is a graduate of the Cairo College of Fine Arts and holds a master degree and PhD in Arts.
Mervat's Nubian roots are reflected in her powerful artworks showing the private life in Nubia. Her work is inspired by the feelings of women in southern Egypt.
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Mona Vardi

Mona VardiMona Vardi was born in Cologne, Germany. Before she moved to Luxor in 2017, she lived many years in France and spent a long time in South Africa, Mexico and Guatemala studying the practices and rituals of healers and shamans.
Mona Vardi’s abstract paintings are courageous and forceful. Colour explosions immerse the canvas in saturated layers of texture and tone. Gravity pushes and pulls at the paint so that you lose your sense of direction falling headlong into the vivacious world that is Mona’s vision. » Read More...

Nesreen Abd El Halim

Nesreen Abd El HalimNesreen Abd El Halim, is an animated film director and visual artist born in Cairo in 1985. She earned a bachelor and pre-master's degree from the High Institute of Cinema at the Animation Films Directing Section of the Academy of Arts in Cairo. Nesreen participated in many film festivals and art exhibitions. She works as an anchor in the children program of the Egyptian TV Channel 2. Besides that, she conducts workshops for children in many places and teaches them how to draw and how to make an animated movie. » Read More...

Omaima Alseesi

Omaima AlseesiOmaima Alseesi is an Egyptian fine art painter and contemporary artist with a passion for Egyptian culture, traditions and ancient heritage. Through her paintings, she presents the Egyptian life throughout the common and rural areas as well as Upper Egypt where Egypt's environment of vibrant and rich colours reflected strongly on the themes of her artwork. Omaima has had solo exhibitions in her native Cairo and London, UK. She has also participated in various group art exhibitions locally and globally. » Read More...

Ossama Boshra

Ossama BoshraOssama Boshra, born at Alexandria in 1970, studied Italian at Don Bosco Technical School in Alexandria. Since 25 years, he works as an Italian tour guide. In the last two years, he also was the exclusive tour guide for private National Geographic Expeditions. Ossama's artistic concept is based on photography and graphic art. It is inspired by different Egyptian cultures, identities and elements that show a modern and vintage vision of Egypt mixing floral and geometric motifs. » Read More...

Reem Gamal Abdel Nasser

Reem Gamal Abdel NasserReem Gamal Abdel Nasser is a visual artist born in Cairo in 1987. She earned a bachelor's degree with honours in mural painting from Cairo University's Faculty of Fine Arts in 2009. Reem focuses on oil and acrylic paintings as well as mixed media. Besides that, she uses charcoals and pastel colours and also designs glass murals. Reem's artistic concept revolves around women in general and the Egyptian woman in particular since women have a role in art and art has a role in the life of a woman. » Read More...

Salah Shaban

Salah ShabanArtist Salah Shaban was born in Sohag in 1981. In 2004, he finished his studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor, focusing in carving. He holds a bachelor degree, a master's degree and a PhD.
Salah's sculptures and carvings speak about modern mankind. They are inspired by nature and people around him, influenced by symbols of the ancient Egyptian, the Islamic, and the Coptic religion. » Read More...

Scilla Alvarado

Scilla AlvaradoScilla Alvarado is a psychotherapist and mosaic artist, who has lived between Luxor and London for 22 years. She has developed her creative talents by taking many courses. She has a great passion for both therapy and mosaicking seeing similarities in the process of focussing on what is broken inside ourselves and using broken pieces of glass or ceramic to reconfigure and transforming them to see them in a new light creating something new and beautiful.
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Wael Nour

Wael NourWael Nour is an Egyptian artist, born in April 1979, who lives in Luxor. He is specialised in classical watercolour painting.
Wael studied under the late artist Bekhet Farag, one of the pioneers in watercolour in Egypt and the Arab world. He graduated from the Faculty of Art Education in 1999 and held many private and group exhibitions, both inside and out of Egypt. His work can be considered as documentation of place and time. It highlights the beauty in Egypt's rural and urban scenery. » Read More...

Wafa Abdel Maqsoud

Wafa Abdel MaqsoudArtist Wafa Abdel Maqsoud finished her fine arts studies at Minya University in 2005 and earned her PhD there in 2011. Currently, she is the head of the Graphic Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor.
Wafa's artworks are part of several collections in Egypt and abroad.
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Yasser El-Korany

Yasser el-Korany Yasser el-Korany started his art career already in his youth years. After finishing university, he worked in the field of decoration and mural painting. Later on, Yasser moved to the UAE, where he again worked as a decorator and muralist. However, he missed his Egyptian homeland so much that he came back after less than one year.
Back in Egypt, Yasser started to focus on modern art and painted subjects of his neighbourhood and the Egyptian folkloric life. Down to the present day, he joined many group exhibitions. » Read More...

Yousef Mahmoud

Yousef MahmoudArtist Yousef Mahmoud was born in Aswan in 1972. He earned a Bachelor degree in 1995 and a PhD in Fine Arts in 2010. He was dean of the Sculpture Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Luxor University before he became dean of the whole faculty in 2019.
Yousef Mahmoud designed and implemented many public statues for various governorates and designed figures for TV serials and cartoons. He won many awards and has collectables in Egypt and abroad. » Read More...

Yousra Hafad

Yousra HafadArtist Yousra Hafad was born in March 1980. In 2001, she graduated from the Faculty of Art Education in Luxor, where she became a teacher afterwards.
Yousra's photo-realistic paintings of women reflect the female essences of purity, serenity and sisterhood showing the static and dynamic dualism of the life of women: demonstrating strength while keeping essential secrets. She held many private and group exhibitions both inside and out of Egypt.
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