Hilal (Lalo) Hibri is an artist born in Beirut, Lebanon who calls San Antonio, Texas his home. Lalo’s artwork explores the intersection of nature, technology, and human experience. He grew up watching his father, a doctor and glass artist, create intricate glass pieces. After completing his BS in Biology with a concentration in Behavioral Ecology at Wake Forest University, Lalo pursued his passion for art by becoming an apprentice to Portland-based glass pioneer Linda Ethier. Lalo has since gained extensive experience in analog model making, multi-media casting, 3d rendering, and site-specific public art.
Lalo's art is diverse, ranging from pate de verre vases to large abstract sculptures. He constantly experiments with new techniques and processes to push the boundaries of his medium, and his professional experiences in industrial design, e-commerce, and SaaS startup founding have equipped him with project management, communication, and leadership skills. He has collaborated with cross-functional teams, including engineers, designers, and marketing professionals, to deliver high-quality and aesthetically-appealing products that exceed customer expectations.
With technical skills in CAD modeling, generative design, 3D printing, and injection molding, as well as expertise in analog sculpting and mold-making, Lalo has the creative vision and technical expertise to bring his art to life. He has attended courses with McNeel and at Pilchuck Glass School, where he honed his skills in architectural glass, advanced mold-making, and pate de verre. He is also committed to continuous learning and professional development, staying up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in the e-commerce and manufacturing industries.
Overall, Lalo's artistic talent and technical expertise make him poised to make significant contributions to the art world and is excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible through art.