Growing up homeschooled in a Christian cult as a first generation female Lebanese-American was an absurd experience for E.R. Saba. Marginalized by her family’s approach to American aesthetics, she was forced into the rigid social constraints of her dual cultural identity and divided by cultures.
This life-long navigation of completely opposing states has placed her in a surreal in-between space in which she now exists and seeks to reflect in her work.
E.R. Saba obtained her Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. She has been involved in residencies, group exhibitions, and solo shows. “I hand-craft amorphous profiles with which I manifest the theater of self-identification using space, grids, structures, and objects which must shift and yield to accommodate and absorb each other.
Sill Space is an artist-run micro gallery in New York City. It is located on a windowsill in an MFA artist studio in Watson Hall at Columbia University in the City of New York.
All images courtesy Sill Space.