Doris Bittar is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and writer whose projects map the visible and hidden patterns between culture, history and advocacy. She regularly exhibits, has national and international recognition, and collaborates with musicians and poets to examine sound, meaning and identity. Bittar is a core member of Gulf Labor, founder of Gulf Labor West, member of Public Address, and President of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee for San Diego County.
Current organizing and visual projects dovetail to aid new refugees, and explore their migrations: She created and coordinates Teach and Learn Literacy – TaLL, an English as a second language program for Syrian refugees in San Diego. Her current visual project, Migrant Mountains transforms data on refugees and labor into statistical realms that mirror the landscapes migrants traverse. Bittar received her MFA from UCSD, teaches at California State University, San Marcos, and has over 40 publications on art and politics.