Building layers to unravel a deeper art

About the Artist

Mona al-Khaja is an Emirati fine artist holding a Bachelors in Art. She is also a member of the Fine Art Association on the Emirates. She has participated in art exhibitions in Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Oman, Cairo, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, India, Germany, Japan, France, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

UAE artist Mona al-Khaja uses a bundle of tools to augment many layers in her art. She was never content to employ just one technique, and excelled by using number of handy ingredients such as brushes, rollers and razors.

Mona al-Khaja: I have pursued different techniques of painting, but with accumulation of experience, I have found my own niche in abstractionism.
Mona has been painting since she was a child. She was highly motivated by her art teacher, who used to display artwork on the school signboard. Mona’s father inspired her to persevere, and provided her with all the tools and material she needed to become an artist.

Mona al-Khaja: At the age of 13, I became a member of Women’s Association, and created a painting bought by a leading woman dignitary of the UAE.

Mona studied fine art in Egypt and has participated in a series of art exhibitions in many countries, including Japan, India, Germany, France and Saudi Arabia.

Mona al-Khaja: I have lived very close to the sea and imbibed the delight of its blue waves, the sands hugging and the sun rays shining brightly. I was inspired by the stunning combination of colors of the sea, the sun, the sky and sand.