“Patterns are found on obscure streets, windows and doors, old books, misconstrued shadows, mistranslations, data, and white noise. How did they evolve into their present forms? What do they reveal about shared histories?” Doris Bittar 2019

Biography

Interdisciplinary artist, activist and writer, Doris Bittar views pattern as cultural DNA. She translates pattern and design into structural lattices where shared historical legacies, migrations, geographic regions, and data are mapped into visual manifestations. Bittar exhibits internationally, and collaborates with artists, musicians, and poets to probe history, language, and sound. Her published articles, reviews and essays critique art through a perceptual and political lens. Bittar is the recipient of international honors and awards with art housed in several museums. She has over 40 publications, and received her MFA from University of California, San Diego. Bittar teaches at California State University, San Marcos. She is a core member of Gulf Labor, works with Public Address, and Feminist Image Group-FIG. Bittar created Teach & Learn Literacy–TaLL, an English as a second language program for refugees. She is chapter president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee-ADC San Diego.