Diana Al-Hadid is known for her drawings and large-scale sculptures that are informed by Gothic architecture and western painting, mythology, oral traditions, and the relationship between illusion and reality. In Venice, Al-Hadid showed three bronze sculptures that she created by touch alone, hence their title Blind Busts (2012). Al-Hadid earned a BFA in Sculpture and BA in Art History from Kent State University, an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been included in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, North Adams; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi; Sharjah Biennial 9, United Arab Emirates; The Saatchi Gallery, London; and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, among others. Al-Hadid is also featured in Art21′s New York Close Up series.