May Hamdan is a self-taught artist whose work includes paintings with mixed media, mostly acrylics and pastels. She currently lives in Beirut, where she has had solo shows at Zico House and Gallery Plus or Minus 10, as well as inclusion in several group exhibitions.
Hamdan enjoys creating hidden layers across her compositions – a game of hide and seek of moods and seasons for the reader. There is always a story being told – most often of a woman and her encrypted writings.
Hamdan holds a PhD in Mathematics from Syracuse University and has been a professor of Mathematics at the Lebanese American University since 1997. She has published scholarly works in Pure Mathematics as well as in Mathematics Education. She also enjoys making playful and whimsical fabric patchwork pieces for bags, cushions, wall hangings, quilts, and curtains.