Nabil Nahas was born in Beirut in 1949 and went to the United States in 1968 to pursue his studies in art.
He completed a BFA from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1971 and after completing an MFA from Yale University in 1973 he moved to New York where he established himself before the current heightened interest in contemporary art of the Middle East, as a master of color, texture and atmosphere.
Nahas has exhibited regularly at important New York galleries, including Robert Miller, Holly Solomon and SperoneWestwater. He has exhibited at Galerie Tanit in Munich, Ben Brown Gallery in London, Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai and is represented by Agial Gallery in Beirut.
He represented Lebanon at the 25th Biennial of Sao Paulo, had a retrospective held at the Beirut exhibition center in 2010, Beirut, Lebanon and his work was included in “Glasstress 2011,” a Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, and in “Glasstress: New York” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York His most recent one man show was held this year at the Ben Brown Gallery in London on October 15th, 2014.