Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, a consumate digital artist, curator, fashion designer, aide to emerging talent, entrepreneur, owner of multi-brand store Grafika in Abudhabi, winner of the L’OFFICIEL Arab Woman Awards 2010 (amongst many other awards). I should stop? Meet the one woman wonder.
Sumayyah got her degree in Graphic Design form the Abu Dhabi Woman’s college. However, she always felt that Graphic Design, as a profession, was very limiting for her. Sensing that she could do much more, she decided to fully inform herself about digital art, painting and photo-manipulation. Today, she is a respected consumate digital artist in the region. She not only has her paintings exhibited internationally, but she also serves as a curator for artists alike.
She sits as a judge and panelist on many art competitions on a national scale. Sumayyah’s paintings have been exhibited in the
UAE, Germany, Hong Kong, USA and Morocco.
Sumayyah also recently launched her fashion label called, ‘SEEN.’ Her first collection was showcased in Abu Dhabi in February 2011. She intends to take her collection to Dubai and Kuwait later this year.
Her homegrown multi-brand store ‘Grafika’, established in 2005, houses budding designers in and around the region. These may be aspiring jewelry designers, clothing designers, handbag designers, just to name a few.
Enter Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, someone who also knows how to give back to society in her own way, by promoting local talent.
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