Rana Hatmal
Artist / Architect
Montreal, Canada


Rana’s experience as an architect influences the construction and design of her art. Her use of space is minimalistic yet sufficient to express the richness of her inspirations. As a result, her work juxtaposes complementarity and contrast between the subjects depicted and the colors used. This duality originates in the older religions of the orient and is part of the DNA of those who preceded us and continues through us. Despite the challenges and the changes that she is going through in her new life in Canada, she continues to believe that freedom is a choice that each of us could make.

Duality, Freedom and Migration are key themes for Rana’s artwork.

Rana has held solo exhibitions and has participated in several group shows:

Nov 2017             Solo exhibition – Isabel Bader Theatre – Festival of Arabic Music and Arts-Toronto
May 2016            Solo exhibition- L’irregulier- Beirut

Group exhibitions:
Oct 2017              Perspective Carriere – Laval
Sep 2017              Ecomusee du fier monde – La maison de la Syrie – Montreal
May 2017             Full of Hope – Areej Art Gallery- Toronto
April 2014           The Last Supper-Syrian Artists- The Venue – Beirut
January 2014     Art-Lab gallery –Jemeizeh- Beirut
October 2013     Syria Contemporary art fair – Atrium- Beirut
July 2013            Zaman Art-Gallery –Alhamrah- Beirut
March 2011        Al- Shaab gallery -Damascus
May 2010           Artists from The Mediterranean countries –Syrian cultural centre- Paris
August 2009      Arabian artists- Rafia gallery-Damascus
July 2007           Rana & Alfred Hatmal, Khan Assaad Basha – old Damascus
June 2000         The Second Arabian Architectural Projects Fair for graduation projects- The Lebanese University – Fine Arts Institute- Beirut