Born 1998, Nour Ammar graduated from Cairo American College and began her undergraduate studies at Ontario College of Art and Design University Toronto as a Drawing and Painting major. Currently attending Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Nour will be finishing her undergraduate studies in Visual Arts.
"As an Egyptian living and creating work between Toronto, Cairo and soon Milan, movement and instability play a prominent role in my life as well as my work. I am motivated – and inspired – by uncertainty."
Nour creates from a place of radical experimentation – building a piece from her own confusion and curiosity, finding shapes within shapes, distinguishing through outline, color, and texture. The process is frustrating and unforgiving, but she freely adds and removes layers of paint, acknowledging both the freedom to saturate the canvas, and accepting the permanence of the marks that have already been made from random shape and form comes meaning.