Born in 1983, Taiba Faraj graduated from University of Bahrain with degree in Banking and Finance, she resumed her self-training through books, online workshops and took practising at home very seriously. In 2012 she left her career in finance behind to pursue her career as a creative calligrapher.
As a committed calligrapher and artist who immersed herself in the art from starting age of 12, Taiba Faraj is familiar with several styles of scripts. She has moved on from traditional calligraphy practice on paper with bamboo pen and ink to working on canvas with brushes and sponges. She has strived to create backgrounds on canvas that evoke the effect of marbled paper. Effectively modernizing her calligraphy practice with this transition to canvas, she works with verses from the Qur’an and poems but she relies more often on random letters through forms and
colors she gives her letters character and agency to stir various emotions. To date, her work had appeared in more than 15 group exhibitions in Bahrain and at BAAB, which was launched at the
Victoria & Albert Museum and Gallery 8 in London, and at the popular Desert Design art gallery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
She also is an upcycling designer, creating further from tires, pallets and wood pieces. She has participated in many upcycling events and workshops. Her current ambition is to develop a new script.