was born in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 1936. In 1948, Halaby
and her family were displaced from Palestine to Beirut and
then to the USA.
She graduated from Indiana University with
a Master of Fine Arts in painting in 1963, and began teaching. Halaby spent 10 years as professor of art the Yale School
on abstraction and its relationship to nature and reality,
Halaby focused on a variety of subject. At first her work
was sharp and hard edged. Later work reflects an interest
in soft space and are abstract impressions of motion.
as subject matter enters into her abstract artwork as well
as her politically explicit art. In parallel with oil and
acrylic paintings, Halaby began, in 1985, to test her ideas
in electronic media.
Halaby's work has been exhibited her
work internationally and is in numerous museums.