She was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied drawing, painting, sculpture, video and computer graphics. She is the recipient of the Charles Revson Fellowship from the New York Studio School of Drawing and Painting.
Her work was on display in the USA at New York’s Elizabeth Harris Gallery and at DOT.51 Gallery in Miami. Chinese portraits she created while living in China were exhibited in Shanghai at Leo Gallery, YB2 Gallery, M1 Gallery in M-50 and at Dunhill Twin Villa. In Beijing, they were featured at the NY Arts Gallery and in Hunan Province at ZhuZhou City Art Center.
Her paintings have been featured in major motion pictures, including: “Dinner Rush” and “Suburban Girl”.
Her works are also in private collections in New York, Israel, Shanghai and were on display in many public places in Shanghai, including a permanent collection at the Dunhill Twin Villa.
“I believe that a person’s face is a window to his soul. I am trying to capture this concept through my paintings. This is my way of exploring China’s amazing ancient culture through the faces of its people.” – BASMAT