ABOUT LILA MAROUN FREM
Born in Lebanon, Lila (Liliane) Maroun Frem has been interested in painting and arts since her childhood. Lila grew up in a family sensitive to the arts. Her mother Nadia Boulos Maroun was a landscape and expressionist painter.
It was fascinating for a little girl like Lila to grow up among the large canvases, the smell of oil paint on her mother’s palette and easel. Her studio was a refuge and a wonderful and beautiful world where Lila spent her time drawing.
Lila Maroun Frem graduated in 1991 with a "Diplomes d’Etudes Superieurs" of Fine Arts at "Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts" ALBA and received her Master’s degree with honors in Fine Arts.
After graduating, she traveled to Paris for two years, –1992 till 1994– where she studied and joined several workshops like Art mural/Vitrail/dessin du Modele vivant in many schools and academies such as, "L’ecole superieure des Arts-Appliques Duperré", "Lucas de Nehou ", and "Académie de la Grande Chaumière".
Currently she is a professor of Fine Arts in several universities and founder of her own studio "Atelier des Lilas" since 2004 where she teaches Arts.
Enthusiastic and unprompted, Lila Maroun Frem is a painter that offers generous colors and good mood through her work.
Despite having lived through the civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990) and the sadness of people who endured a lot, she wanted to show through her paintings and colors that life is beautiful and that her country Lebanon will remain beautiful with art and culture.
Her art studies, her culture and experiences brought her to be naturally concentrated in creating art.
Colors play a main role in her work. She uses a lovely color palette to translate her strongest emotions. She creates an extraordinary composition in each of her work to tell stories.
She uses spontaneous lines and colors which result in expressive shapes. Her paintings and sculptures express joy and cheerfulness. She’s a colorful, figurative, and abstract painter.
Her biggest inspiration is her feelings. Her role model is the famous artist Pablo Picasso.
Her favorite subject is the human, and the relationship between all kinds of creatures; and especially the woman that represents beauty and love, where she simply wants to offer an optimistic view of life. She shows a society that is always on the move. She uses acrylic paint on canvas and on wood and sometimes she uses acrylic with pastel oil and mixed media work collage to create interesting shapes with strong colors.
Lila participated in many local and international exhibitions like "Salon d’Automne" in the “Grand Palais” Paris France (1992, 1993), ALBA (1992, 2017, and 2022), Galerie Alwan (1995 , 1997), “Jabal” Muse Gueraguossian (2005, 2006), Couvent Saint Paul et Pierre (2016). In addition she was awarded a certificate from the Luxembourg Art Prize of 2021 hosted by La Pinacothèque. She, as well, has a permanent exposition on the platform Artsper since 2021. She participated in the NfT international art exhibition during march 2022 in Spain and Italy by M.a.d.s. art gallery. One of her best solo exhibitions was held at Kaf Art Gallery in the Fall of 2022. Her work has been exhibited at the Egyptian Grand Museum by Art Cairo (Feb, 2023).Lila’s work is telling stories, exploring the emotions with spontaneous shapes, and touching the soul with contrast colors. Art brings joy into Lila’s life and makes her very happy.