Makda Kibour was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and now resides in Northern Virginia. Ms. Kibour launched the Mak studio in Alexandria, where she is the principal designer. She started painting at the Turtle Art Studio in Old Town, Alexandria in 1996. She has been consistently studying at various schools to hone her skills. The schools she has attended include The Vanderzee School of painting and the Art League School that is housed in the Torpedo Factory located in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. She continues to paint at the Alexandria Art League where she regularly enters juried shows and exhibitions.
"My art draws the images of the inner most self. I believe that art is something that can only come from the depth of the soul. Looking inward has helped me draw the raw human emotion into the canvas. My influences are first and foremost. I see, feel and experience everything. These are a few of the components of my journey toward the peace and fulfillment that is expressed through abstract art."