Artist Claude Habib is the founder and director of
La PAROLE Art Gallery.
She is a Lebanese International Artist, Art Consultant, Curator, Art Instructor, and Books Illustrator.
Claude Habib had lived and worked in Lebanon before moving to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2006.
Holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the Lebanese University in Beirut.
A Diploma of Higher Education in Painting & Drawing - with distinction - from the University of Fine Arts in Beirut.
A Certificate in The History of Art from the Paris Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi.
In 2009, she founded “La PAROLE Art Gallery” in Abu Dhabi.
She joined the Sorbonne University academic board in 2011 to present.
In 2011, Claude Habib became an international Artist when her Artwork “PORTRAIT PAUL VALÉRY” – Cement/concrete on fortified wood – 65x45cm, became part of the private collection of Musée Paul Valéry in Sète, south of France.
In October 2018, C. HABIB was invited by the museum during the festival "Peintures et Poésies 2018" to meet the public and discuss the relation between Philosophy and Art, also to explain the cement technique she used to execute her Artwork.
In September 2019, Musée Paul Valéry had a week with artist C.HABIB “UNE SEMAINE AVEC CLAUDE HABIB”, where the artist had her solo and daily workshops with the local community: Museum friends, local families, schools and special needs societies.
Artist C.HABIB is featured in the museum’s official catalogue.
Moreover, the museum has transformed her Artwork “PORTRAIT PAUL VALÉRY” into a postcard that is available for sale at the museum, to become the first Female Arabic visual artist to have her work printed as a “Postcard”.
In 2017 La PAROLE Art Gallery represented by Artist Claude Habib was selected to be the 1st Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi to curate an Art Exhibition during the Abu Dhabi Music Classics and in collaboration with DCT. The group exhibition “1001 Nights”, featured the elite artists, locals and expats, from all UAE.
In 2019 and for the first time in UAE, and in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police, artist C.HABIB curated an Art Exhibition for “Al Wathba guests” (Females & Males Prisoners), in Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi celebrating the “YEAR OF TOLERANCE”.
In January 2020, Artist C.HABIB started the first online auctions page in the UAE.
The page is dedicated to support & promote local and national artists through Live Bids on original artworks.
Since 2017, Artist C.HABIB has been hosting Internship Programs to local university students as a listed employer such as Zayed University.
Also providing a “Work Experience” to senior school students.
Since 2009 artist C.HABIB promotes local Emirati & international artists through Art Shows at La PAROLE Art Gallery: https://www.laparoleartgallery.com/exhibitions-1
Claude Habib continues to inspire the art lovers in the community through her art sessions and lectures inside La PAROLE studio and outside.
“There is no finished painting, there is a painting that I decide to stop working on”.