Brenda Nasr (b. 1981) is a self-taught multi-disciplinary visual artist and photographer from Virginia, currently working in Maryland and New York.
Her approach to both photography and her works on canvas and paper center around emotion, intuition and fluidity. Each piece is an invitation to the viewer to experience her inner world and unique perception, both literally and figuratively, as a visually impaired artist. Her medium is primarily acrylics, charcoal and raw pigments, often combined in a singular piece through layers. Her works straddle abstract and figurative fields and lend themselves to the ethereal and dreamlike without being obvious or transparent. They challenge both the soul and the intellect.
An avid traveler, having lived abroad on three continents and visited over twenty-five countries, Ms. Nasr draws inspiration from the beauty, richness and complexity of the cultures and lands she has visited and she reflects that diversity in her work. Her paintings may be bold or subtle, taking the tone and texture of an Italian cobblestone street, or bright and vibrant like the offerings at an Indian bazaar. Each layer of her work is uniquely crafted and guided by intuition, culminating only when the desired expression and mood has been achieved.
While living in Croatia, Ms. Nasr was mentored by Emil Robert Tanay, Professor Emeritus at the University of Zagreb.
Ms. Nasr has been published internationally, with works in Vogue Italia, among other prestigious outlets, and her work graces private collections all over the world.