Everitte Barbee

Everitte Barbee

Beirut, Achrafieh, Lebanon

About Everitte Barbee

Born 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee

Currently working from my atelier in Beirut, Lebanon since 2011, I continue to pursue my education and understanding of Islamic Art and calligraphy.

Working in the Diwani, Diwani Jali and square Kufic scripts, I use the words to create illustrations ranging from portraits to geometric abstract constructions.

The work celebrates Middle Eastern and Islamic culture in addition to focusing on human rights in the post colonial era, with an emphasis on American and western foreign policy.

With few calligraphers who use their words to illustrate rather than write, my greatest inspiration comes from Jila Peacock, and Hassan Musa. My aim is to eventually achieve the flawless legibility of Peacock's work while also grasping the visual accuracy with which Hassan Musa illegibly creates his animals and figures, using shapes and strokes inspired by calligraphy.

As nearly all of the original work has been sold. I'm primarily selling limited edition facsimile giclee prints, on Saatchi, particularly only those in which at least half of the edition has already been sold.

Education

1st Degree Scottish Masters in International Business and Arabic from the University of Edinburgh

Prices School of Traditional Arts- Islamic Illumination

Exhibitions

Solo
2013- US Ambassador's Residence, Akkar, Lebanon
2014- Al-Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain
2014- Barakat Foundation, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2014- Alt City, Beirut Lebanon
2014- Centre College, Danville KY, USA
2014- Gibbs Room MBA, Nashville TN USA
2015- Behance LAU, Beirut, Lebanon
2015- ATFL Project: Cedar, Washington DC, USA

Group Exhibitions
2012- Art Lounge Beiteddine, Maaser Beiteddine, Lebanon
2013- Beirut Bloom, Artheum, Beirut, Lebanon
2013- International Calligraphy Festival, Dar Mustapha Palace, Algiers, Algeria
2014- Street Art Gallery, Dubai UAE