Samah Shihadi (born in Sha`b, in 1987) is a Haifa-based artist and a graduate with a BA in art from Oranim College (2012) and an MFA from Haifa University (2015). Samah has painted for as long as she can remember and having spent seven years studying art, she has emerged as a fine talent who has mastered the art of draughtsmanship. Her pencil work can only be described as sublime even if the subject matter can often be harrowing. Samah focuses on the daily personal and social challenges that women face – both at home and beyond. Her empathy and steadfastness are beautifully and sensitively articulated in much of her work.
A multiple award winner, she was recently awarded a Young Artist Award from the Ministry of Culture and Sport. She has so far participated in over 15 exhibitions. Crossroads is her first joint exhibition in Ramallah.