ABOUT

Aya Krisht is a Lebanese designer, artist and printmaker currently based in Dearborn, MI. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2015, where her senior thesis focused on the relationship between design and comics. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., the U.K., the U.A.E., Egypt and Lebanon.

Her creative practice is interested in the concurrence of tradition and innovation, and anti-colonial approaches to craft and knowledge-sharing. Her current practice is concerned with storytelling through visual expression, the meaning an image or frame can hold, the role of medium and material in the process and product of art-making; and themes of migration, belonging, loneliness, time and space.

She is a co-founder of Maamoul Press, a multi-disciplinary small press and collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art by marginalized creators at the intersection of comics, printmaking and book arts.