"Jamelie Hassan's art as well as her organizing activities reflect her political awareness and her desire to effect communication between people of different backgrounds. She is deeply aware of the politics of the Middle East and its effects, which extend even to her immediate family, Canadians of Lebanese descent. She has travelled widely in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and India. The travel nourishes her work and her world view and provides opportunities for organizing exchanges or collaborations among artists of vastly different cultures. Among the projects in which she has taken part are the Havana/London Exchange in 1988, Indian Summer, an exhibition shown in several locations in London and Brantford in 1990, a collaborative bookwork titled Jamelie-Jamila Project with Jamila Ismail in 1992 and Trespassers and Captives in 1999, the latter an examination of colonialism through the collections of the historic Eldon House in London, Ontario, that included an interdisciplinary writing project published as its catalogue."
Jamelie Hassan, artist (b at London, Ont 1 Sept 1948) studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, in 1967, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Beyrouth, Lebanon, in 1968, at the UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR in 1969 and the University of Mustansyria, Baghdad, Iraq, from 1978 to 1979.