karen madi



“I am a designer, artist, photographer, and model interested in creating multi-sensory experiences. I have a Bachelor in Architecture and a Minor in Studio Arts from the American University of Beirut.”



online store

merchandise on society6 includes prints, furniture, and products 


︎villa alma 
︎gauja pedestrian bridge

︎la montre
︎crown bake facility
︎thesis project:edge effect

︎beirut performing arts center
︎vertical studio II:saga
works include residential, conceptual, and commercial projects with paul kaloustian architect and karim nader studio, along with student projects done in my final undergraduate years.



︎microarchitecture in nature
︎vertical studio I:interference
︎architecture & culture:geometry & islamic
throughout the years, I have been inclined towards projects that invest in lighting, design, and moods that associate spaces. site specific installations, islamic art & architecture, sound pollution, and the human body, have been the grounds of such works.


gallery assistant tasks
︎website development
︎content creation & social media
︎communication & marketing
︎client relationship & sales
︎documentation, filing, & admin
︎gallery management
︎public relations
︎workshops & guided tours
I worked as a gallery assistant at sfeir-semler gallery. my tasks included but were not limited to, preparing for exhibitions such as Etel Adnan’s “the uprising of colors”, website development, communication, & marketing.

︎fashion photography
︎portrait photography
︎diary on beirut explosion, memory & loss
having lived in a city like beirut gave me a lot to work with on a daily basis. I am constantly inspired and fueled, especially after the tragedy of the beirut explosion that caused the loss of my home and workplace, I document what I feel and think with images, writing, and sound.