Painting & Sculpture Exhibit: Gathering
About Lahib Jaddo
An Iraqi-born artist based in Texas, Jaddo has worked across the mediums of painting and sculpture for over three decades. She was born in Baghdad in 1955 to Turkmeni parents from Kirkuk and Tel-Afar. The first of five siblings, she spent her formative years in Iraq and Lebanon before immigrating to the U.S. in 1976, eventually settling in Lubbock, where she earned Master of Architecture and Master of Fine Arts degrees at Texas Tech.
“I come from a small ethnic minority in north Iraq known as the Turkmen,” Jaddo said. “Over my lifetime, much of this community – including my parents, aunts, uncles, elders, siblings and cousins – has dispersed across the globe. My work emerges out of this desire to remember, preserve and honor the culture that I belong to and that I love.”