Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury is a London-born artist and writer who is currently based in Valencia, Spain. She holds an MFA in Fine Art – Painting from the Art Institute, California, and an MA in Welsh/Celtic Studies from the University of Wales.
Her abiding love of history and literature has led to a body of work that has a strong narrative structure, combining elements of comparative mythology and poetry with an examination of cultural dichotomies and conflicts which mirror her own mixed cultural identity. She is especially interested in the analyzing of similarities and differences in Northern European and Middle Eastern myths, legends and symbols. The past and its reinterpretation in the present is a theme constantly reoccurring in her painting and writing, drawing not only on the theoretical but also on her own experiences. Her latest works include the combining the expressions of drawing and writing, reimagining obscure Celtic symbols within the context of contemporary feminism, and a visual and literary journey through the streets of Beirut.
Elizabeth is the co-owner, with her husband Ibrahim, of Bloom Gallery in Valencia, a gallery and art space focusing on bringing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern artists together and developing collaborations between the arts in the two regions. She also, as Elizabeth Khoury Art, represents artists helping them broaden their horizons by collaborating with galleries, curators, and arts organizations around the world.