Professional Bio

Merna Liddawi is an award winning British-Jordanian artist living and working in the UK. She describes her art as ‘a spiritual journey to discover hidden beauty in the universe’.  Her unique process of using traditional techniques using pigments and genuine gold, which she developed over many years, has caught the attention of art collectors, curators and art historians.  

 After completing a Science (Physics) degree in Cairo, Liddawi moved to the UK where she taught Maths for many years and gained a teaching qualification.  Her passion for art and beauty took her on a path to pursue art professionally. She complete her MFA (Master in Fine Art) with distinction from Sussex University, UK (West Dean College).

Liddawi’s work has been shown in several group and solo exhibitions in London and internationally. She had exhibited in Venice, Portugal and at the XI Florence Biennale in Italy.  Liddawi has been selected for the APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale in Malta as well as Artrooms, Melia House in London and exhibited in Rome at The Church Palace hotel.

She was awarded the prestigious ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ painting award at the XI Florence Biennale 17 and won 'ArtGemini Prize' in Painting and Sculpture.  She has also been nominated for Edward James Foundation trustees award. She is featured in several magazines with texts written about her work.  Her paintings are in private collections in the Middle East, Europe, the USA and UK.