Stephanie Cassia-Acra
Creative Director

Creative Director

"Design and art are reflections of life’s great composition."

Stephanie completed the foundation course of l’École Supérieure des Art Graphique (Penninghen) in Paris from 1990-1992 and received her BA in Art History (Magma Cum Laude) from the American University of Paris in 1996. Her parallel interests in the applied arts led her to receive a Diploma with Distinction in Interior Design from the Inchbald School of Design in London in 1997.

During her studies in Paris, Stephanie worked in various art galleries, assisting with the organization and planning of young contemporary artists. Her interests in theoretical and applied arts led her to focus equally on the development of her own artist explorations which culminated in numerous exhibitions in Paris and Beirut, including commissions for private and corporate Clients.

Returning to Beirut in 2000, Stephanie joined +Cassia’s interior design studio and has since participated on wide range of project typologies ranging from residential, commercial, hospitality and retail.

Examples of her work include residential apartments in Faqra Club, Achrafieh (Nasra 911, and Nasra 771), the renovation and redecoration of a 250 year old Lebanese house in Ghazir and Space-S retail head quarters. In 2007, she oversaw the design of 620 one and two-bedroom residential units in two towers of approximately 47,000m2 each on the Galleries, a 229,000m2 mixed-use development in Downtown Jebel Ali, designed in association with New York based Pei Partnership and in 2009 designed all public areas of Saifi 308, a 16 storey luxury residential development the heart of Beirut’s cultural district. Stephanie’s designs are imbued with a balance between volume, colour, textures and materials, a practical reflection of her ongoing artistic explorations in various mediums and subjects. From 2009 onwards, Stephanie has completed numerous private interior design commissions in London and Beirut while focusing on developing an art-consultancy studio which specializes in commissions-based artwork selection and bespoke creations which range from small to large scale formats. Her 2017 exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London was a major success, with new exhibitions planned for 2018 and 2019.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017
"LIKERS" Displayed at Saatchi Gallery on screen- London, UK.

2017
Art of Living Exhibition, Forum de Beyrouth, Lebanon.

2016
Mural for Bread Republic, Hamra, Beirut.

2016
Collective Exhibition, Bridging the Gap, featured artists (Ayman Baalbaki, Nadim Karam, Mustafa Ali, Sheikh Abu Suelem, Leila Kubba, Annie Kurdjian, Isabel Hamza, Nadim Al Kufi, Yazan Halawani, Jad El-Khoury, Stephanie Cassia Acra.) Royal Over-Seas League, London.UK.

2016
Art of Living Exhibition, Forum de Beyrouth, Lebanon.

2016
Solo exhibition, Collective Kicks, KAF contemporary Art Gallery, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon.

2016
Mural Bread Republic Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon

2015-2016
Stencil designs for Smash Porcelaine Paris, France.

2015
Solo exhibition, Residence Michel Ghanem, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon.

2015
Collective Exhibition, Artistes libanais et d’ailleurs. Galerie L’Irregulier, Badaro, Beirut, Lebanon.

2013
Exhibited at Michel Dagher gallery in Gemayze, Beirut, Lebanon.

2012
Winner of kidrobot Joe Fish competition “Show me the Munny and i'll show you New York.” Lebanon

2006
Collective exhibition, La peinture des Architectes at the Guiragossian Museum, Jdeideh.Lebanon

2000
Collective exhibition, Untiltled, immeuble Maalouf, rue Nasra, Lebanon