Artist Spotlight: Nada Odeh

by Jul 21, 2022Artist Spotlight

Nada Odeh is a Syrian artist, activist, humanitarian, and a modern-day poet. She was born and raised in Damascus and lived in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates before coming to the U.S. in 2013 due to the conflict and revolution in her country. Nada received  her M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and her B.A. in Fine Arts from Damascus University. Nada has exhibited her art in Damascus, Dubai, New York City, Detroit, Toledo, Tiffin, Washington D.C., Syracuse, Albany, and Auburn, New York. She lives and works in Syracuse, New York.

Photo of Nada standing in front of artwork

Nada Odeh, Courtesy of the Artist.

Nada is an artist in many mediums including; Islamic vegetable arts, Arabic Calligraphy, and murals. She is inspired by Middle Eastern colors and details of her heritage. Key theme in her artwork is Syrian refugees in camps and the Syrian people.  Nada is a advocate for the amplification of diversity in the arts in Upstate New York. Nada’s art and activism helped many organizations and artists to live the art experience to the ultimate levels. You can learn more about Nada and her art by visiting her website: 

New York Folklore Supported Activities: 

  • Arabic Calligraphy Workshop and Mural
  • New York Folk Arts Roundtable
  • Other*