Hilda Hiary

Hilda Hiary was born in Amman Jordan in 1969.  She received degrees in Sociology and Political Science at the University of Jordan in 1990.  She then exhibited her paintings for over a decade before continuing her studies at Al Zaytoonah University in Amman, where she received a degree in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Printmaking in 2004.

Over the years, Hiary has explored both abstract and figurative works. The foundation of her practice is centered on the dynamic graphic elements of line, pattern and colour. Although primarily a painter, Hiary has also produced murals, video art and installations, many which have been exhibited internationally. She is the recipient of an honourable mention from the Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh, and first prize in installation art at the Cairo International Biennale.

Hiary’s practice is a blend of abstraction, expressionism, pop art and primitivism. Her compositions are demanding and unforgettable, defying stereotypes. They confront the viewer with raw power, often focusing on subjects of political and social matters, while portraying strong, formidable women with the power to evoke change.  Since the mid-1990s, Hilda Hiary has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums such as, New York’s Micro Museum in the USA, and the San Pedro Museum in Brazil.