Monday, January 1, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018

Sajeda Issa was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents who had recently emigrated from Palestine. Much of Sajeda’s mixed media artwork draws from themes of self-identity, cultural views, and the idea of barriers. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University in May of 2017, and currently works from her home studio practice.

Artist Statement

My work is presented in various forms because I seek the all the different ways I can execute a specific thought. In other words, languages have numerous synonyms for one word, yet deciding which word to use is vital to our communication. Thus, the process used to create the artwork is just as important as the result because it can enhance the meaning of the art. I have been drawing inspiration from all different periods in art history, and relating them to contemporary economical and political issues. I want to continue exploring the many ways I can convey a similar message, and eventually narrow it down as I grow closer to understanding my thoughts.