Hilal (Lalo) Hibri is a premier contemporary multi-media sculptor motivated to create art that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but stimulates reflection on the intersection of nature, technology and the human experience.

Lalo grew up around glass, watching his father (doctor and glass artist, Nadi Hibri) score and break glass sheets into tiny pieces that he would later assemble and fuse and slump. He did not seriously consider creating art himself until he completed the requirements for his B.S. degree at Wake Forest University early, allowing him to study strictly studio art throughout his fourth year. After graduation, he jumped on an opportunity to be an apprentice to Portland-based glass pioneer Linda Ethier.  Soon after, he realized that he fundamentally wanted to use his passion for nature and geometry to create beauty, rather than pursue medicine or the natural sciences. 

As he envisioned the infinite possibilities he could imagine no other medium that could match glass   Lalo's creative wanderlust has led him from pate de verre vases to cast crystal jewelry, and from negative relief wall pieces to large abstract sculpture.  He is continually evolving and experimenting with new techniques to push the boundaries of his material - using the materials and processes appropriate to the project.

Lalo’s recent installations include The Fractalarium, housed in the Hill Country Science Mill, and The Ametrine Empress chandelier hanging in The Bryan Museum.  His art is currently being exhibited at the venerable Habatat Galleries in West Palm Beach and Gallery Biba in Palm Beach.  He also recently opened Hibri Glass Gallery in his hometown of San Antonio, Tx to much acclaim. His new Augmented Reality series capitalizes on elegant efficiencies in the design and fabrication processes allowing him to seamlessly integrate human forms with organic and geometric designs.