Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Samia Halaby graduated in design from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1959. She went on to pursue higher education in the University of Michigan, and then in Indiana University. She held many solo exhibitions in Beirut, Dubai, London, Damascus, New York, Strasbourg, and Ramallah. She also participated in prominent cultural and art events in New York, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Arkansas, and Tokyo. Her work was collected in the book Five Decades of Art and Innovation, published by Gallery Ayyam. The Palestinian artist follows abstract art traditions. She has been living and working in the USA since 1951.