Born in Lebanon, Sumayyah Samaha received her Bachelor of Arts from the American University of Beirut, and then pursued her Master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Since then she works and lives in the United States, making New-York her home. Being mainly an abstract painter, she deals with painting issues, focusing on drawing elements, color, weight, texture but never wanting to use art to express her feelings but rather to respond to her feelings. Samaha is consistently trying to harmonize her two identities, that of Lebanese and American. She held several solo exhibitions in NYC and participated in numerous collective shows in the UK, the US, Poland, Lebanon and Kuwait. Her work is also part of various public collections, namely Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York, and Bank Audi in Beirut.