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When is the exact moment in a girl’s life when she crosses the threshold from childhood to maturity?  Rania Matar has openly observed and questioned the cycle of becoming throughout her artistic practise.   

East Wing is delighted to present this solo exhibition of Rania Matar’s work, Becoming: Girls, Women and Coming of Age.  The exhibition seeks to raise the question, ‘Do we ever stop ‘coming of age’?’ From childhood to adolescence, into motherhood and as we reach our full maturity, do we ever stop evolving?

Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the United States in 1984. Trained as an architect, she studied photography at the New England School of Photography and Maine Photographic Workshops. She has taught photographic workshops for teenage girls in Lebanon’s refugee camps since 2009 and presently teaches Personal Documentary photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.