With a passion for the performing arts, an eye for details, and a love for historical elements, WERIEM likes to capture the theatricality of life. Colored pencils allow her to play with successive layers of pigments to add depth, saturation, and sometimes, a soupçon of drama! In each piece, she invites us to reconnect with our own imaginary theater.

WERIEM (aka Meriem Bahri) is a French and Tunisian artist praised for her « gorgeous and evocative », « spectacular » and « sumptuous array of period-perfect » costumes (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, respectively). For more than a decade, outside of designing costumes for live performances (Royal Swedish Opera, the Boston Early Music Festival, Haymarket Opera, Opera Lafayette, and many more), her drawings have taken the form of projections during concerts, CD covers, and other different types of commissioned illustrations. Before diving into the world of visual art and moving to her current city (Chicago) from France, she got her PhD in science from Université de Lille.
She is currently working on a new collection of original drawings. Send her an email here to know more about the new collection!