The Woman, in all of her guises, is the heroine of my work. My philosophy is that art is a pleasure that deserves to be lived, and is also an endless pyramid of experimentation. I love the feeling of excitement when I reveal a new print from its printing block, my soul becomes colored when my symbols swim in the rivers of paint on a canvas. My best works were produced during my time at the European Artists Symposium in Essen, because of the beautiful artistic atmosphere that it provides, and because of the good friendships I have made with other artists there whom I have learned so much from.
Thuraya Al-Baqsami is a prominent Kuwaiti artist and writer who has been active since the 1960s. She studied fine arts in Cairo and Moscow until 1981, where she received her Master’s degree from the Surikov Institute. She has held 60 solo exhibitions and participated in over 250 collective exhibitions world-wide. Her works are in the collections of the British Museum, UNESCO, Museum of Human Rights Geneva, among others. Thuraya is also an established writer of short stories and poetry, and has received several awards for her books and literary activities.
Most important awards/ symposiums
2013 Grain Festival, Kuwait
2012 Grain Festival, Kuwait
2010 Novo Prize, Hungary
2007 Trebbia European Award, Prague
2003 World Prize of Salvador Dali, Bratislava
2001 European Medal of Franz Kafka, Berlin
1992 Kuwait National Museum Prize
1991 GCC countries Golden Palm Award,
1989 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Doha, Qatar
1978 Kuwait National Museum Prize