Pamela Chrabieh is a Lebanese-Canadian visual artist, researcher, activist, writer, and program & creative communications manager. She holds a Higher Diploma in Fine Arts and Restoration of Icons, a MA in Theology, Religions, and Cultures, and a Ph.D. in Theology-Sciences of Religions. As a visual artist, she exhibited her work in Canada, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, China, the UK, and the USA. Selected as one of the 100 most influential women in Lebanon in 2013, she won several prizes in Canada and Southwestern Asia. Recent exhibitions include the Rise Multiform Art Hybrid Exhibition at the Zico House, Beirut-Lebanon and on spatial.io; Liquid Arsenal, Mixed Reality International Art Exhibition, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milan-Italy & Fuerteventura-Spain; Images of Women, Virtual Group Exhibition, Independent & Image Art Space, Chongqing – China; The Healing Power of Color, Collective Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International and The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS (HPAA), New York; Anima Mundi Festival 2019 – VISIONS, ITSLIQUID International Art Festival, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice; and Engaging Gazes, Generating Poetry, Rotunda Gallery, AUD – United Arab Emirates.
Chrabieh's artworks are part of her integrated (phygital) iconography collections - ex-pressing pieces of wounded memories of war by sublimating reality. Each icon depicts scattered elements of women torn by the vicious cycle of physical/psychological war and gives shape to the absence, the missing, the unspoken, the disintegrated,... to the after-lives of war survivors in their grief, nostalgia, exile, and remorse co-mingling with a slight hope (if any) for a future in which they reclaim the past from ossification, fixed boundaries, and hyperamnesia/hypoamnesia while transforming the immutable darkness to transitory realms.