Visual Arts

About Fatma Shannan

Fatma Shanan was born in 1986 in Julis, a Druze village in Israel. She studied art at the Oranim Academic College 2007-2010, and has exhibited her works in various galleries in Israel and Abroad.

In 2010 she received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prize for young artists, and in 2014 she has won the prize for artists working in the community and has joined the Zemack gallery.​

Shannan creates figurative oil paintings on canvas drawn from observation – picturesque scenes of Druze villages featuring traditional colorful carpets and self-portraits that address aspects of self identity and belonging, with a notion of erasing one’s individuality.

Fatma Shannan

Visual Arts
Drawing & Painting

Julis Village, Israel
Grant Recipient