MFA, Art Studio
Zeina Baltagi is a first-generation Lebanese-American artist and educator. Baltagi was born in Stockton and raised between California and Lebanon. Her work explores and exposes the tensions within identity and social politics. She ritualizes materials into symbols of past memories and current circumstances. The work reveals intimate transformations in relation to lived experiences with physical, emotional, economic, and cultural mobility. She holds a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and is a M.F.A. candidate at UC Davis. Baltagi has exhibited her work in collaboration with LADOT, Union Station, Los Angeles Road Concerts, PØST, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Torrance Art Museum, bG gallery, Klowden Mann, and numerous university galleries throughout California.