Artist background: Hussam Chaya was born in 1976 in Lebanon.
Chaya has shown his work extensively since the early 1999’s and exhibits a definitive trademark style that is recognized. His works range in scale from small tabletop pieces to some of large contemporary monumental marble sculptures placed prominently in Lebanon, but also Los Angeles, Michigan, Pinamar, Tunisia, Montreal and Dubai.
While identified by some as part of the Minimalist Movement, the geometric forms that have defined Chaya’s work for 10 years have their aesthetic and historical base in Constructivism. Chaya has a supreme commitment to the materiality of his work, and an unwavering insistence on maintaining the integrity of the process in developing his visual vocabulary.
From his first academic year at the Fine Arts Institute in Beirut, Chaya was identified as a student protege. By the time he graduated, he had already established respect and recognition from the local art scene and media alike.
Chaya attended the Institute of Fine arts (Beaux Arts II), LU where he graduated with a 4 years Diploma, Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA). He received a Honorary from the Beaux Arts. In 2002 he received the Gold Medal of the French Embassy in Lebanon. In 2003, the YDP award, the Lebanese sector in recognition of his contributions to Public Art at the local and national levels, as a young artist. In 2003 his sculpture “Fusion” was selected for the building of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in Beirut.
He participated in many Lebanese international symposia, from Aley, Ehden, Juneih, and Mishref Village.