Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi
Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi
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Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi is an American-Iraqi artist.
She was born in 1944 in Cairo to Iraqi parents, living and working in the United States, is a ceramicist, calligrapher, and painter. She is considered both as a "famous Arab American female artist" and as a "specialist in Islamic art" 
Solo exhibitions have been held in Beirut, 1966, 68, and 70; Florence, 1967; Abu Dhabi, 1976; Jedda, 1981; Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983; London, 1984 and 85; Al-Khubar, Saudi Arabia, 1990; Sackler Museum, 2001. She participated to the group exhibition Forces of change presented in 1994 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, where her work was described as "abstract expressionist".
Her doctoral thesis in the history of Islamic art from Harvard University, Beyond the symmetries of Islamic geometric patterns : the science of practical geometry and the process of Islamic design, made a "pioneering use of tessellation theory for the analysis of angular interlacing patterns". She directed and designed the book Issam El-Said: Artist and Scholar published in 1989 by the Issam El-Said Foundation. She taught and published on Islamic geometry. She is an instructor at the Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard University.
Museums Her ceramic pieces have been acquired by notable museums around the world such as: The British Museum The Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh The Boston Museum of Fine Arts Harvard Art Museums /Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger, Arther M. Sackler Museum Beit Al Qur'an, Bahrain, among others.
- Iraqi art
- Islamic art
- Islamic calligraphy
- List of Iraqi artists
- List of Iraqi women artists
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- Kayyali, Randa A. (2006). The Arab Americans. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-313-33219-7.
- Kappraff, Jay (2001). Connections: the geometric bridge between art and science. World Scientific. p. 205. ISBN 978-981-02-4586-3.
- "Wasma'a K. Chorbachi". World's Women on line. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
- Anne Mullin Burnham, 1994, Reflections in Women's Eyes, Saudi Aramco World
- Mikdadi, Salwa. "West Asia: Between Tradition and Modernity". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
- Rogers, J.M. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Volume 60, 1997.
- In the Tower of Babel: Beyond symmetry in islamic design in Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Volume 17 Issue 4-6, January 1989
- "Dr. Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi". Harvard Ceramics. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
- "Islamic Ceramic Traditions Seminar". Office for the Arts at Harvard. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
- Art by Chorbachi at Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
- An Islamic Pentagonal Seal coauthored by Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi in Fivefold Symmetry,1992
- Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi, by Raquel Wharton Rohr excerpted from vol 1. number 3 Spring 2009 of Sgraffito, the Harvard Ceramics Program newsletter
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