| About the Artist |
A first-generation Iraqi, born in Queens, New York, and having resided in Metro Detroit for 23 years, Samah Kthar has a unique perspective on the world. Kthar's degrees include a Masters of Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor of Health Sciences, and a B.S. in Biology. Kthar is an artist who enjoys painting and is an active member of the Detroit art community. Kthar has exhibited in various galleries, including the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2023), Detroit Historical Museum, Scarab Club, Heidelberg Project, etc. Kthar has been featured on PBS, WJZZ,Fox 2 News, CBS 62, and The Oakland Press.
Samah Kthar is an artist fueled by harnessing the present-moment experience and transforming it into something tangible to share. She believes the way to express and connect with others, is through art. Kthar's science background and therapeutic approach are applied and reflected within her work. Kthar's interest is to understand and merge theories of science, math, and psychology into her artistic expressions. Kthar believes it is critical to spread inspiration to others in order to create a more empathetic world.
Kthar's paintings are emotionally charged and unplanned from beginning to completion. Her range of works is dependent on mood, setting, circumstances, time period, and so on.
Kthar’s inspirations include the future of technology, implications of quantum physics, the shifts taking place in the world, golden ratio, platonic solids, flower of life, complimentary alternative medicines, nostalgic memories, and the history of ancient civilizations.