Shihadi Samah (b. 1987, Israel) Lives and works in Haifa. Holds a Bachelor degree and Teaching Certification in Art from Oranim Academic College of Education, Kiryat Tivon, and a Master degree with Honors from the University of Haifa. Her artworks were exhibited in solo exhibitions in Israeli venues such as Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery, and in many group exhibitions, such as The 6th Biennale for Drawing, Jerusalem, “Zoom 2016” at Anna Ticho House, Jerusalem, which included promising graduated students, and in an exhibition at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Using pencil, Shihadi draws strong and powerful, large scale artworks on paper, in a style unique among the local art scene. Recipient of the Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative Realist Art 2018, which included a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2019.