Trying to paint faster than I think, my work chases the precise moment where disorientation becomes orientation. Most recently I have been drawing from movements, sounds, and rhythms in Kundalini Yoga, Sufi devotional practices, reggaeton, bachata, and salsa among others to depict how repetitive and precise actions can lift the veil of perception and activate a new visual sensory field. Painted in a fast, loose, improvisational manner headless flamingos, six fingered hands, and rabid animals are portals into a world of saturated color, repetitive motion, action, and adrenaline.

EDUCATION

2010- 2014 Brown University, Providence, RI (BA)

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015-2016 Salama Bint Hamdan Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014-2015 Homework Space Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

EXHIBITIONS

2019 “In the Spirit”, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY

2018   “Letters: Fragments of a Memory”, Athr at Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015    “Eye Spy with My Little Eye”, The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK and Casa Arabe Madrid, Spain  

2014    “Exposure 6,” Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

PUBLICATIONS

Balaghi, Shiva. “Tala Worrell: Abu Dhabi in Black And White”. Tribe 05. Pg. 52 – 57. 2017.

https://issuu.com/tribephotomagazine/docs/tribe_issue_05

PRESS

Dunn, Miriam, “On Fragmented Memories, Flamingos, and Freedom of Expression”. Artscoops. 2019.

https://artscoops.com/digest-details/314

Jaggi, Maya. “Art and Lebanon: Beauty amid the Rubble”. Financial Times. 2015.

https://www.ft.com/content/710597f4-3450-11e5-bdbb-35e55cbae175

Beirut Art Center. “Exposure 6: Under Construction”. 2015.

http://www.beirutartcenter.org/en/exhibitions/exposure-6

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY