Mona Saudi was born in Amman in 1945, and grew up in a traditional Jordanian family. At the age of seventeen, she fled to pursue an art education in Paris via Beirut. In Beirut, she started frequenting the artistic and intellectual circles and met her lifelong friends Adonis, Onsi El-Hajj, and Paul Guiragossian. In 1964, she joined l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she received a degree in Sculpture. She has been living in Beirut since 1969, and has exhibited widely in both local and international art institutions. Her artwork is spread in private collections worldwide, and in the permanent collections of Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, and the British Museum in London, among others.