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Visual Artist - Original art, prints and cards. Artist Studio located in Andersonville (by appointment only).
WERIEM is a French and Tunisian artist praised for her « gorgeous and evocative », « spectacular » and « sumptuous array of period-perfect » costumes by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, respectively. With a decade of experience designing costumes for live performances (including the Royal Swedish Opera, the Boston Early Music Festival, Haymarket Opera, Opera Lafayette), her drawings have also been featured as projections during concerts, CD covers, and other commissioned illustrations. Prior to delving into the visual arts and relocating from France to her current home in Chicago, WERIEM earned a PhD in science from Université de Lille.
Currently, she is working on a new collection of original drawings.
With a passion for the performing arts, an eye for detail, and a love for historical elements, WERIEM likes to capture the theatricality of life. Colored pencils allow her to play with successive layers of pigments to add depth, saturation and energy to her drawings. When she uses black ink only, the striking contrast creates bold, graphic compositions. In each piece, she invites us to connect with our own imaginary theater, with sometimes, a soupçon of drama!