“People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.”Otto Dix
EDUCATION
1987 – 88Tyler School of Art - Temple Abroad. Rome, Italy. MFA, Painting. Studied with Richard Raiselis
1986 – 87Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. Studied with John Moore
Fall 1985Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY
1982 – 85Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, MA. BFA, Painting. Studied with George Nick and Paul Rahilly
TEACHING
Fall 2024
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2006- PresentAssociate Professor, George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
Fall 2017Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India
2000 – 2006Assistant Professor, George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
Spring 2000Adjunct Faculty, Montserrat College of Art. Beverly, MA
1998 – 1999Visiting Assistant Professor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA
1997 – 1998Adjunct Faculty, Montserrat College of Art. Beverly, MA
1995 – 1998Adjunct Faculty, Bridgewater State College. Bridgewater, MA
1990 – 1998Instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Cambridge, MA
1991 – 1995Instructor, Brookline Adult and Community Education Program. Brookline, MA
Summer 1995Instructor, Elderhostel Intensive. Horizons. Williamsburg, MA
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2024
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award. Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Varanasi, India.
2017Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award. Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). New Delhi, India.
2010Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award, Finalist. Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).
2009Teaching Excellence Award. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
2006Teaching Excellence Award, Finalist. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
2003Summer Research Grant. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
2002Teaching Excellence Award, Finalist. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
1998Blanche E. Colman Award. Mellon Trust. Boston, MA
1996Award for Excellence. Hollis Arts Society. Hollis, NH
1995
  • First Prize. Concord Art Association. Concord, MA
  • Award for Excellence. Hollis Arts Society. Hollis, NH
1994Just Say Roe. Album Cover for Sire Records Company. New York, NY
1993
  • The Stacey Scholarship Award. The National Academy of Western Art. Oklahoma City, OK
  • The Sheldon Bergh Award USA. Basil H. Alkazzi Award. London, England
1990
Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in Painting. Semi-finalist. Boston, MA
1982 – 84Gibran Khalil Gibran Foundation Grant. Gibran Khalil Gibran Foundation. Boston, MA
COLLECTIONS

MARe, Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, Romania

The Springfield Museum of Art. Springfield, OH
Housatonic Museum of Art. Bridgeport, CT
Mr. George Berkowitz, Owner, Legal Seafood. Boston, MA
Mr. Howard Klein, Vice President, Warner Brothers Records. Burbank, CA
Mr. Basil H. Alkazzi, President, Basil H. Alkazzi Award. London, England
Mr. Luis A. Ferre, President, Museo De Arte De Ponce. San Juan, PR
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 - 2021
The Delaware Contemporary Museum. Wilmington, DE. We the People. For Show or For Sure? Curated by Kathrine Page, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Contemporary (Sep 11, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021) Link
2014
Milton Academy. Nesto Gallery. Milton, MA. We the People (Feb 28 – Apr 25) Link
2013
Pine Manor College. Hess Gallery. Chestnut Hill, MA. We the People—Radical Rights By, With, For the People. Curated by Carole Rabe, Director. (Sep4 – Oct 23)
2012
  • Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery. Beirut, Lebanon. Introspection: The Universal in the Personal (Feb 23 – Apr 5)
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts. Germantown, MD. Be the change you seek! (Feb 1 – 25)
2009
LaGrange College. Lamar Dodd Art Center. LaGrange, GA. Can humankind save itself? (Feb 12 – Apr 23)
2007
Arlington Arts Center. Arlington, VA. Missa Pro Pace (Oct 2– Nov 17)
2006
  • American University of Beirut. The Art Center. Beirut, Lebanon. Art for Life’s Sake (May 26 – 31)
  • Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD. Human, Not Too Human (Feb 10 – Mar 7)
2005
Washington Theological Union. Washington, DC. What is Truth?
2004
Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD.US and THEM
2003 – 04
Dartmouth College. Upper Jewett Exhibition Corridor. Hanover, NH. For Show or For Sure?
2002
Horizon Gallery. Santa Fe, NM. Thanatos and Eros
2001
Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD. The Holy Cost (Apr 12 – May 8)
2000 – 02
  • Ecce Homo. Traveling exhibition:
  • St. Paul’s School.The Art Center in Hargate. Concord, NH (11 Jan– 9 Feb, 2002)
  • Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA (22 Sep – 28 Dec, 2001)
  • Housatonic Museum of Art. Bridgeport, CT (8 Jun – 20 Jul, 2001)
  • The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, PA (24 Apr – 25May, 2001)
  • George Mason University. Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries. Fairfax, VA (15 Jan– 9 Feb, 2001)
  • Vanderbilt University. Sarrat Gallery. Nashville, TN (2 – 27 Nov, 2000)
2000
Passions Gallery. Provincetown, MA. Thanatos and Eros
1998
Voss Gallery. Düsseldorf, Germany. Wandering
1997
  • Olaf Clasen Gallery. Cologne, Germany. Sacra Conversazione
  • Galerie Septentrion. Marcq-en-Baroeul, France. Silence
1996
  • Bridgewater State College. Anderson Gallery. Bridgewater, MA. Tomb to Womb
  • Bromfield Gallery. Boston, MA. Sacra Conversazione
1995
Carnegie Arts Center. Covington, KY. Art for Life’s Sake
1994
St. Paul’s School.The Art Center in Hargate. Concord, NH. Big. Works of Surprising Size and Impact
1993
  • The Lowe Gallery. Atlanta, GA. Shared Solitude
  • Alif Gallery. Washington, DC. Reckless Peace
1992
Salve Regina University. McKillop Gallery. Newport, RI. A Living Trail
1991
  • Bradford College. Laura Knott Gallery. Bradford, MA. Active Meditation
  • Goforth Rittenhouse Galleries. Philadelphia, PA. Dolls' Heads
1988
  • Temple University. Temple Abroad Gallery. Rome, Italy. Your Tragedy is Mine
  • Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Milan, Italy. Your Tragedy is Mine
1987
Temple University. Tyler School of Art.Tyler Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. The Quest
1985
Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Tower Gallery. Boston, MA. Raison d'Etre
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS & INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS
2021-2022
Taubman Museum of Art. Roanoke, VA. Homeward Bound! Second Juried Triennial. Curated by Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator of the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN​. (Nov 6, 2021 – Mar 6, 2022)
2021
The Phillips Collection. Washington, DC. Inside Outside, Upside Down. Juried invitational  celebrating The Phillips Collection’s centennial. Curated by Renée Stout. (Jul 17 – Sep 12)
2014
Beirut Art Fair. Represented by Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery. Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL). (Sep 19 – 21)
2013
Beirut Bloom Contemporary Art Fair.  Represented by Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery. Beirut, Lebanon. Artheum Convention Center. (April 17 – 27)
2012
Duxbury Art Complex Museum. Duxbury, MA. Galvanized Truth – A Tribute to George Nick. Curated by Kimberlee Alemian, artist. (May 20 – Sep 9) Catalog
2010
American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center. Washington, DC. Convergence: New Art From Lebanon. Curated by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum and Amal Traboulsi, Curator, Lebanon. (April 8 – May 16) Catalog
2007
  • Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany. Aachen to Arlington / Arlington to Aachen: Imaging the Distance. Curators: Harold Kunde, Director of the Ludwig Forum für  Internationale Kunst, Claire Huschle, Director of Arlington Art Center, and Carol Lukitsch, artist. (Nov 9, 2007 – Jan 13, 2008) Catalog
  • Washington Convention Center. Washington, DC. ARTDC Washington First Annual International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair. (Apr 27 – 30)  
  • Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV. Exhibition 280. Curated by Patterson Simms, Director of the Montclair Art Museum, Monclair, NJ (Apr 21 – July 1) Catalog
2006
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. Atlanta, GA. Slow Painting: A Determined Renaissance.   Curated by Gregory Hedberg, Director of European Art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries in New York City, and the painter D. Jeffrey Mims, founder and director of Mims Studios. (Sep 17– Dec 17) Catalog
2005
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Hagerstown, MD. 73rd Annual Cumberland Valley  Artists Exhibition.
2004
Espace Champerret. MAC 2000. Paris, France. 20th Contemporary Art Fair.
2002
Gescheidle. New York, NY. The Affordable Art Fair
2001 – 02
Arnot Art Museum. Elmira, NY. Re-presenting Representation 5. Catalog
1998
  • Sursock Museum. Beirut, Lebanon. XXII Salon d’Automne.
  • Alexandria Museum of Art. Alexandria, LA. 16thAnnual September Competition.
  • The Alternative Museum. New York, NY. New Voices/New Visions.
  • Voss Gallery. Brussels, Belgium. Art Brussels. 16th Contemporary Art Fair. (April 24 – 28)
1997
Sursock Museum. Beirut, Lebanon. XXI Salon d’Automne.
1995
  • Sursock Museum. Beirut, Lebanon. XIX Salon d’Automne.
  • The Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino County Museum. Redlands, CA. 30th Annual Exhibition.
1994
  • The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, PA. Hoyt National Art Show.
  • Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences. Staten Island, NY. Staten Island Biennial.
1993
  • The Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino County Museum. Redlands, CA.
    28th Annual Exhibition.
  • The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art. Miami, FL. Winter International Competition.
1992
The Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT.ANA 21.
1991
  • Alexandria Museum of Art. Alexandria, LA. Tenth Annual September Competition.
  • Attleboro Museum. Attleboro, MA. Juried Exhibition.
1989
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts and George Walker Vincent Smith Art Museum. Springfield, MA. Springfield Art League 70thAnnual Exhibition.
1987
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA. Harrisburg Arts Festival.
  • Springville Museum of Art. Springville, UT. National April Salon.
1986
Springville Museum of Art. Springville, UT. National April Salon.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
York College of Pennsylvania. Gallery Hall. York, PA. Stolen Goods. (Jan 6 – Feb 23)
2021
  • Cambridge College. Boston, MA. 2021 Violence Transformed – Standing up . (Apr 1 – 30) Virtual
  • Fulbright 75th Anniversary Virtual Art Exhibit (Oct 22) Virtual
2019
  • The Center for Contemporary Political Art. Washington, DC. No Hate! (Oct 16 – Nov 25)
  • ArtSpace. Richmond, VA. Radius 250. (Mar 22 - Apr 21)
2018
The Center for Contemporary Political Art. Washington, DC. Defining the Art of Change In The Age of Trump. (Sep 30 – Nov 28) Catalog
2017
  • Jamia Millia Islamia. M.F. Hussain Gallery. New Delhi, India. Our Art, Our Voice. (Nov 21 – Dec 7)
  • Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Washington, DC. Best of the Best. (Aug 11 – 30) Catalog
2016
Palais de l’Unesco. Beirut, Lebanon. SOS Art Liban. (Feb 19 – 25)
2014
Concord Art Association. Concord, MA. Sight Specific – A Selection of American Perceptual  Painting. Curated by George Nick. Exhibiting artists: Edwin Dickinson, John Frederick Kensett, Walter Tandy Murch, John Frederick Peto, Charles Demuth, Philip Pearlstein, Neil Welliver, Richard Estes, Gregory Gillespie, John Moore, Bernard Chaet, Lennart Anderson, George Nick, Paul Rahilly, Richard Raiselis, Eric Aho, Harold Reddicliffe, Philip Geiger (Jun 14 – Aug 13) Catalog
2013
  • George Mason University. Fine Art Gallery. Fairfax, VA. School of Art Faculty Exhibition. (Aug 26 – Sep 20)
  • Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art. Washington, DC. The Newtown Project: a call to arms. (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
2011
  • Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery. Beirut, Lebanon. The New Era. Inaugural Exhibit.
    (Nov 11 – Dec 23)
  • William Scott Gallery. Provincetown, MA. National Figures. (Oct 7– 29)
  • Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Washington, DC. Ten Years After 9/11. Curated by William Dunlap and Helen Frederick (Aug 23 – Sep 30)
2010
Notre Dame University. Louaizé, Lebanon. Lebanese Diaspora. First International Art Exhibition. Inaugurated by the Minister of Culture, Salim Wardy (Mar 13 – April 20) Catalog
2009
St. Paul’s School. The Art Center in Hargate. Concord, NH. Larger Than Life. (Sep 25 – Oct 24)
2008
  • George Mason University. Gallery 123. Fairfax, VA. The Conscience of A Nation 2008 - Sid Chafetz Leads the Way. Curated by Helen Frederick (Oct 27 – Nov7)
  • CFM Gallery. New York, NY. Flesh and Passion: The Fervor of St. Sebastian. (May 9 – June 4)
2006
Art at Large. New York, NY. Going Underground (June 15 – July 1)
2004
  • Washington Project for the Art/Corcoran. Washington, DC. Anonymous Returns
  • Washington Theological Union. Washington, DC. Meditations on the Sacred.
  • Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD. Contemporary Realism.
2003
  • Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. Brooklyn, NY. Brave Destiny.
  • Art Institute and Gallery. Salisbury, MD. 12 Annual National Exhibition.
  • Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD. Figurative Paintings.
2002
  • Suffolk University. New England School of Art and Design. Boston, MA. September 11.
  • Gescheidle. Chicago, IL. About Looking at Things.
  • Fraser Gallery. Bethesda, MD. Grand Opening Exhibition.
2001
The Paraguayan American Cultural Center. Asuncion, Paraguay. Exposicion Binacional Paraguayo-Americano. Catalog
2000
Chase Gallery. Boston, MA. Revealing the Nude—A Timeless Passion.
1999
  • Olaf Clasen Gallery. Cologne, Germany. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
  • Claire Oliver Fine Art. Philadelphia, PA. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
1998
  • Claire Oliver Fine Art. Philadelphia, PA. Grand Opening Exhibition.
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Bruce Gallery. Edinboro, PA. Faculty Exhibit.
  • Chase Gallery. Boston, MA. Figure and Fantasy.
  • The French Library and Cultural Center. Boston, MA. The Lebanese Influence in Art.
  • Bridgewater State College. Anderson Gallery. Bridgewater, MA. Faculty Exhibit.
1997
  • Art Service Gallery. Paris, France. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
  • South Shore Art Center. Cohasset, MA. Making a Still Life: Ten Variations.
1996
  • Galerie Septentrion. Marcq-en-Baroeul, France. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
  • Denise Bibro Fine Art. New York, NY. The Lyrical, the Expressionist and the Poetic.
1995
  • Gallery 84. New York, NY. National Juried Exhibition. Curated by Audrey Flack
  • Pepper Gallery. Boston, MA. Frenn, Lehrer, Paine.
  • Concord Art Association. Concord, MA. The World According to Art.
1994
  • Matrix Gallery. Sacramento, CA. North American Works.
  • Boston Center for the Arts. The Mills Gallery. Boston, MA. Fantastically Real.
1993
  • The Lowe Gallery. Atlanta, GA. An American Renaissance.
  • Tufts University. Koppelman Gallery. Medford, MA. Breaking the Mold.
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Alumni Gallery. Boston, MA. Seeing the Object: A Tribute to George Nick.
1992
  • The Lowe Gallery. Atlanta, GA. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
  • Arts Center of Northern New Jersey. Marcella Geltman Gallery. New Milford, NJ. National Juried Show'92.
1991
  • Bromfield Gallery. Boston, MA. Invitational Show.
  • Goforth Rittenhouse Galleries. Philadelphia, PA. Group Show by Gallery Artists.
  • Arts Council of San Mateo County. Belmont, CA. Whose Choice?
1990
Bradford College. Laura Knott Gallery. Bradford, MA. ART/AIDS.
1989
Boston Center for the Arts. Cyclorama. Boston, MA. Above, Beyond and Within: The South End.
LECTURES & PANELS
2025
Chair of a panel Art and Art Education as Catalysts for Social Change during FATE’s 2025 Biennial Conference, NEXT NOW, hosted by George Mason University. Hilton McLean Tyson Corner, McLean, VA. (April 10 – 12)
2024
  • Lecturer. 20th Century Artists Defying War. Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Baltimore, MD (May 4)
  • Lecturer. Transforming Conflict, Enhancing Social Impact. Peace Week. Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. George Mason University. Arlington, VA (Mar 25)
  • Lecturer. The History of Art and Peace in the 20th Century. The Elliott School of International Affairs. George Washington University, Washington, DC (Mar 5)
  • Lecturer. The History of Art and Peace in the 20th Century. Political Leadership Academy. Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. George Mason University, Arlington, VA (March 2)
2023
  • Lecturer. Art Activism: From the Personal to the Universal. Political Leadership Academy. Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. George Mason University. Arlington, VA (Oct 28)
  • Lecturer. My Art, My Voice. MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. Alita, Lebanon (July 22)
  • Lecturer. Art and War in the 20th Century. The Elliott School of International Affairs. George Washington  University, Washington, DC (Apr 18)
  • Lecturer. Art and War in the 20th Century. Political Leadership Academy. Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. George Mason University, Arlington, VA (Apr 15)
  • Lecturer. We the People. For Show or For Sure? Art as a Voice for Justice and Peace. Peace Week. Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. George Mason University, Arlington, VA (Mar 29)
2021
  • Lecturer. Violence Transformed “Standing up.” 2021.Cambridge College. Boston, MA (Apr 8) (Virtual)
  • Panelist. Violence Transformed “Standing Up”- Art and Critical Thinking with Archy LaSalle and  Dr. Gitte Wernaa. Cambridge College. Boston, MA (Apr 16) (Virtual)
  • Lecturer. Your Art, Your Voice. Salisbury University. Salisbury, MD
2020
  • Lecturer and panelist. We the People. For Show or For Sure? The Delaware Contemporary. With Mel Hardy, Chairman and co-founder of the Millennium Arts Salon, and Traci Manza-Murphy, Executive Director of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence. Wilmington, DE (Oct 2)
  • Lecturer. Transforming Walls to Bridges. Newton Free Library. Newton, MA (May 16)
2019
  • Lecturer. Transforming Walls to Bridges. Busboys and Poets. Washington, DC
    (May 8)
  • Panelist. So You Want to Go to Art School? Greater Reston Arts Center. Reston, VA, with Michael Booker. The moderator is Sarah Berenz, Education and Public Programs Manager. (Oct 12)
2017
  • Lecturer. Your Art, Your Voice. M.F. Hussain Gallery. Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi, India (Aug 29)
  • Lecturer. My Art, My Voice. Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi, India (Dec 16)
  • Lecturer. My Art, My Voice. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University. Varanasi, India (Dec 17)
2014
Lecturer. We the People. Milton Academy. Milton, MA (Apr 9)
2013
  • Lecturer. Art and Social Justice. 2012 – 2013 Visions Series. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA (Feb 4)
  • Lecturer. We the People. Nicholson Distinguished Lecture Series. Pine Manor College. Chestnut Hill, MA (Sep 17)
  • Lecturer. Transforming Walls to Bridges. Newton Free Library. Newton, MA (May 16)
2012
  • Lecturer and workshop. University of Balamand. Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. Balamand, Lebanon (Mar 23)
  • Lecturer. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD (Feb 1)
2011
Lecturer. Monroe Hotel. Sponsored by Cynthia Nouhra Art Gallery. Beirut, Lebanon
2009
  • Panelist. Dépasserla violence par la création? Musée du Quai Branly. Sponsored by Centre de Recherches Politiques de la Sorbonne. Paris, France (Dec 1 – 2)
  • Lecturer. An artist voice for peace. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. Sponsored by The Middle East Studies Program and MEtc Film Club. (Apr 23)
  • Lecturer. An artist voice for peace. Georgetown University. Washington, DC. Sponsored by the International Relations Club (IRC) and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)(March 18)
  • Lecturer/Visiting Artist. LaGrange College. LaGrange, GA (March 24)
2008
Lecturer. New York Academy of Art. New York, NY (March 26)
2007
Panelist. Bridges to Contemporary Arts: Lebenszeichen/Sign of Life. Arlington Arts Center. Arlington, VA (Sep 7)
2006
  • Lecturer. Zahle Public Library. Zahle, Lebanon (June 10)
  • Lecturer. The Art Center, American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon (May 26)
  • Lecturer. The Nietzsche Circle. Mercy College. New York, NY
2005Lecturer. Art and Spirituality. Brown Bag Lunch. Washington Theological Union. Washington, DC
2004
  • Speaker. Global Affairs Program. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
  • Lecturer. American University of Beirut, Department of Otolaryngology. Beirut, Lebanon
  • Panelist. Portrait of the Artist. Moderated by Lenny Campello, Director, Fraser Gallery. Other panelists: Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post Art Critic and Dr. Carolyn Carr, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery. The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2002Guest Artist/Lecturer. St. Paul’s School. Concord, NH
2001
  • Guest Lecturer. Ecce Homo. The Nietsche Circle. New York, NY
  • Panelist. What does the creative process mean to artists from different disciplines? Moderated by Stephen Burton, Professor in the Department of Music. Other panelists included: Jim Lapore, Department of Dance; Glenn Smith, Department of Music; and Stewart Wallace,   composer in-residence. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
  • Guest Lecturer. Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA
  • Guest Lecturer. Housatonic Museum of Art. Bridgeport, CT
  • Guest Lecturer. Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, PA
  • Guest Lecturer. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2023
  • Workshop. MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. Alita, Lebanon
    (July 22)
  • Workshop. American University of Beirut. Cancer Center (July 4)
  • Juror. 77th Annual Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit. Waterford, VA (Sep25)
2021
  • Juror. Reviewing applications to fill three studios paces. Torpedo Factory. Alexandria, VA (Jun 30)
  • Standing up. Workshops in mindful and artistic practice to clinicians and survivors of  violence, trauma and crisis. L'Merchie Frazier, Director of Creative Engagement for the Transformative Action Project / Violence Transformed, and Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket. Cambridge College. Boston, MA (July 10 & 22)
2020
  • Lecturer and panelist. We the People. For Show or For Sure? The Delaware Contemporary. Wilmington, DE. With Mel Hardy, Founder of the Millennium Arts Salon, and Traci Manza- Murphy, Executive Director of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (Oct 2)
  • Juror. Natural Landscapes. Montgomery Art Association. Montgomery, VA (June 26)
2019
  • Workshop. MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. Alita, Lebanon
    (July 13)
  • Juror. 75th Annual Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit. Waterford, VA (Oct 3)
2017
  • Curator. Our Art, Our Voice. M F Husain Gallery. Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi, India (Nov 21)
  • Visiting artist. College of Art. New Delhi, India (Nov 20)
  • Visiting artist. Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi, India (Dec 16)
  • Visiting artist. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University. Varanasi, India (Dec17)
  • Juror. Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Greater Reston Arts Center. Reston, VA (May 20)
2015
Juror. 21st Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show. Glen Echo, MD (Dec 20)
2014
  • Juror. The Art League. Alexandria, VA (Oct 20)
  • Visiting artist and three-day workshop. Milton Academy. Milton, MA (April 9 – 12)
  • Juror. Regional Scholastic Competition. Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax, VA (Jan 24)
2013
  • Juror. Emerging Artists Showcase. Celebrate Fairfax Festival. Fairfax, VA. (June 7 – 9)
  • Juror. The Capitol Hill Art League. Washington, DC (Apr 10)
2011
Juror. Rockville Art League Member Show. Rockville Art League. Rockville, MD (Dec 11)
2009 - 2010
Curator. ARTOMASON II. GMU Students & Alumni. Coldwell Banker. Fairfax, VA (Oct2, 2009 – Mar 28, 2010)
2009
  • Juror. 51st Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Orlando, FL. With George Kinghorn, Director and Curator University of Maine Museum of Art, and Susan Knowles, independent curator (Oct 16 – 17)
  • Juror. Smithsonian Connects with the Arts. The Smithsonian Associates. Washington, DC (Oct 4)
  • Curator. ARTOMASON. GMU Students & Alumni. Coldwell Banker. Fairfax, VA (Mar 2 – June 28)
2008
Visiting Artist. Maryland Institute College of Art. Barry Nemett’s Advanced Painting class. Baltimore, MD (Apr 21)
2007
Juror. Third Annual Festival. Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival. Newport News, VA (Sep 24)
2006
  • Judge. November Exhibition. The League of Reston Artists. Reston, VA
  • Judge. 15th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Greater Reston Art Center. Reston, VA
  • Judge. 74th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Hagerstown, MD
2005
  • Judge. The Arts at Beacon 2005. Montgomery College. Rockville, MD
  • Judge. Bethesda Painting Competition. Bethesda Art & Entertainment District. Bethesda, MD
  • Judge. Gosport Arts Festival. Portsmouth, VA
2004
  • Judge. Fall 2002 Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. Hope House Foundation. Norfolk, VA
  • Judge. 49th Boardwalk Art Show & Festival. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. Virginia Beach, VA
2003
  • Conducted a Drawing Marathon. at St. Paul’s School. Concord, NH
  • Participated in a three-weeks Supra Drawing Marathon. Conducted by the Dean of NYSS, Graham Nickson. New York Studio School, New York, NY
  • Curator. Annual Georgetown International Art Competition. Fraser Gallery. Washington, DC
Fall 1999
Research and travel for the traveling exhibition Ecce Homo
1996Speaker. South Shore Art Center. Cohasset, MA
1995Visiting Artist / Lecturer. Salve Regina University. Newport, RI
1994Visiting Artist / Lecturer. St. Paul’s School. Concord, NH
1991Visiting Artist / Lecturer. Bradford College. Bradford, MA
1989 – 96Guest Reviewer. Mass College of Art. Boston, MA
AUTHORED BOOKS
100 Boston Artists
Author. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, PA. 2013. Link
100 Boston Painters
Author. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, PA. 2012. Link
BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
The Delaware Contemporary
Statement by curator Kathrine Page introducing We the People: For Show or For Sure at the Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE, 2020. Link
2015 – 2016 Artist Directory
Washington Project for the Arts. Washington, D.C. 2015
Ghousoun WarifaAntoine Abu Rahl. Nelson Publishing. Beirut, Lebanon, 2015
2013 - 2014 Artist DirectoryWashington Project for the Arts. Washington, D.C. 2013
American Contemporary Art – March 2012
F. Lennox Campello. Issuu, industry-leading digital publishing platform. Paolo Alto, CA. 2012 Link
100 Artists of Washington, DCF. Lennox Campello. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, PA. 2011
2008 – 2009 Artist DirectoryWashington Project for the Arts. Washington, D.C. 2008
Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists
Dr. Fayeq S. Oweis. Greenwood Press. Westport, CT. 2008 Link
Al-Kafila“The Doll”. Zahran, Saudi Arabia. Jan/Feb 2007
2006 - 2007 Artist DirectoryWashington Project for the Arts/ Corcoran. Washington, D.C. 2006
Venganza InjustaCarlos Erazo. Book Cover. Puerto Rico. 2005
Art for Life’s SakeHard cover book with essays by Donald Kuspit, Mark Daniel Cohen, Raphaël Karim Hamoudi, Cesar Nammour, John D. O’Hern, and Howard L. Resnikoff. Fine Arts Consulting and Publishing S.A.R.L. Beirut, Lebanon. 2005
American Art Collector - SouthAlcove Books. Berkeley, CA. 2005
Devenir un DieuPatrick Bruneteaux. Book Cover. Edition Publibook Université. Book cover, Paris, France. 2004
Terrain 42 Homme/FemmePatrick Bruneteaux. “Obstacle aux recherches sur les camps de la mort”. Maison des sciences de l’homme/Ministère de la Culture et la Communication, Paris, France. 2004
Amam al-LawhaCesar Nammour. Dar al Founoun al-Jamila, Beirut, Lebanon. 2004
2004 - 2005 Artist DirectoryWashington Project for the Arts/ Corcoran. Washington, D.C.2004
2003 Artist DirectoryWashington Project for the Arts/ Corcoran. Washington, D.C. 2003
Male Nude NowDavid Leddick. Universe Publishing, A Division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. New York, NY. 2001
Ecce HomoEssays by JoEl Levy Logiudice, Kirby Malone, Kimberly Koller-Jones, Robbin Zella, John D. O’Hern, Dorothy Joiner, Patrick Bruneteaux. 2000
Amnesty International USAEurasia Cogroup Quarterly. Fall/Winter 1996
EXHIBITION CATALOGS
Stolen GoodsYork College of Pennsylvania. York, PA. 2022
Defining the Art of Change In the Age of TrumpThe Center for Contemporary Political Art. Washington, DC. 2018
Best of the BestPepco Edison Place Gallery. Washington, DC. 2017
Sight Specific – A Selection of American Perceptual PaintingConcord Art Association. Concord, MA. 2014
Galvanized Truth – A Tribute to George NickDuxbury Art Complex Museum. Duxbury, MA. 2012
Convergence – New Art From LebanonAmerican University Museum, Katzen Arts Center. Washington, DC. 2010
Lebanese DiasporaNotre Dame University – Louaize. Dome City Center. Beirut, Lebanon. 2010
Imaging the Distance
  • Aachen to Arlington / Arligton to Aachen: Imaging the Distance.
  • Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany. 2007
Exhibition 280Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV. 2007
Slow Painting: A Determined Renaissance
Hyperlink is NOT a separate entry. Please place after 2006 Link
MAC 200020th Contemporary Art Fair. Espace Champerret, Paris, France. 2004
New American PaintingsNinth Open Studios Mid-Atlantic Competition, Boston, MA. 2004
RePresenting Representation 5Biennial Exhibition. Arnot Art Museum. Elmira, NY 2001-02
Exposición BinacionalParaguayo - Americano. Asunción, Paraguay. 2001
New American PaintingsFourth Open Studios Northeast Competition, Boston, MA. 1999
16th September Competition16th Annual September Competition. Alexandria Museum of Art. Alexandria, LA. 1998
New American PaintingsOpen Studios Northeast Competition, Boston, MA. 1993
10th September Competition10th Annual September Competition. Alexandria Museum of Art. Alexandria, LA. 1991
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION & RADIO DOCUMENTARIES
StationProgramDatePlace
ACTU LA MERCI
Link
L’Actualité LycéenneJanuary 6, 2024Montpellier, France
TEDxGeorgeMasonU
Link
TEDxGeorgeMasonUMay 3, 2022Fairfax, VA
Turkish Radio Television
Cultural NewsMay 22, 2021Middle East
Al Hurra
Al MajallaJuly 4, 2013Middle East
MTV- TVKitabAugust 4, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
Future - TVCrosswordsMarch 3, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
LBC - TVHelwe BeirutFebruary 20, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
Tele Liban - TV
Link
Sabah el Kheir ya LoubnanFebruary 22, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
MTV – TV
Link
BlockNoteFebruary 24, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
WAMU 88.5 FMKojo Nmandi ShowFebruary 21, 2004Washington, DC
WTOP “Man About Town”& WGMS Classical 103.5Bob MadiganJuly/August, 2003Washington, DC
WETA TV “Around Town”
Bill DunlapApril 18&20, 2002Washington, DC
BIBLIOGRAPHY: ARTICLES & REVIEWS
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GOMET
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Jeanne Lamant HamoudiJanuary 1, 2024Marseille, France
East City Art
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Claudia RousseauDecember 8, 2020Washington, DC
Old Town Crier
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Lennox CampelloNovember 1, 2020Alexandria, VA
Al LiwaaDoha MolJuly 5, 2019Beirut, Lebanon
The Boston Globe
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Sebastian SmeeJuly 4, 2014Boston, MA
ArtScope (Cover)
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Cole TracyMarch/April, 2014New England
ArtScope
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Cole TracyOctober 21, 2013New England
Berkshire Fine ArtsCharles GiulianoSeptember 16, 2013berkshirefinearts.com
The Washington PostMark JenkinsJanuary 25, 2013Washington, DC
Berkshire Fine ArtsCharles GiulianoJune 4, 2012berkshirefinearts.com
The Daily Star
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Chirine LahoudMarch 9, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
L’Orient- Le Jour
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Zena ZalzalMarch 2, 2012Beirut, Lebanon
L’Orient - Le JourColette KhalafDecember 13, 2011Beirut, Lebanon
L’Orient  - Le Jour
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Colette KhalafJuly 27, 2011Beirut, Lebanon
Aachener Zeitumg
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Christina DielsNovember 9, 2007Aachen, Germany
Falls Church News
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Tom WhippleOctober 3, 2007Falls Church, VA
Al AsrAntoine ZarzourJune 22, 2006Zahle, Lebanon
L’Orient - Le JourMaya Ghandour HertMay 30, 2006Beirut, Lebanon
The GazetteKaren SchaferJune 8, 2005Bethesda, MD
Aïshti MagazineKaelen Wilson-GoldieFebruary/March 2005Beirut, Lebanon
The Daily StarKaelen Wilson-GoldieDecember 23, 2004Beirut, Lebanon
ArabAdMona IskandarOctober 2004Beirut, Lebanon
The GazetteClaudia RousseauSeptember 22, 2004Bethesda, MD
The Washington PostMichael O’SullivanSeptember 17, 2004Washington, DC
Washington City PaperDave JamiesonSeptember 10, 2004Washington, DC
The Virginian-PilotTeresa AnnasJune 19, 2004Virginia Beach, VA
The GazetteClaudia RousseauFebruary 25, 2004Bethesda, MD
The DartmouthMignon LamiaFebruary 07, 2004Hanover, NH
The DartmouthGerald AutenJanuary 30, 2004Hanover, NH
The DartmouthBarry HashimotoJanuary 23, 2004Hanover, NH
The DartmouthBruce GagoJanuary 22, 2004Hanover, NH
Washington, DC Art NewsLennox CampelloNovember 02, 2003Washington, DC
The New MexicanCraig SmithJune 14-20, 2002Santa Fe, NM
Concord MonitorChristine HammJanuary 17, 2002Concord, NH
NY ArtsMark Daniel CohenOctober 2001New York, NY
Art New EnglandMark Daniel CohenOct/Nov 2001New England
Erie Times-NewsKaren Rene MerkleOctober 18, 2001Erie, PA
An-NaharLaure GhoreibJuly 21, 2001Beirut, Lebanon
The New York TimesWilliam ZimmerJuly 8, 2001New York, NY
Connecticut PostPhyllis A.S. BorosJune 3, 2001Hartford, CT
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRebecca SodergrenMay 15, 2001Pittsburgh, PA
The Boston Sunday GlobeMark DagostinoApril 6, 1997Boston, MA
The Sunday TelegraphDean ShalhoupApril 6, 1997Nashua, NH
Boston Sunday GlobeMark DagostinoApril 7, 1996Boston, MA
The Boston GlobeCate McQuaidJanuary 18, 1996Boston, MA
Art New EnglandSusan MulskiOct/Nov 1995New England
Concord MonitorSusan DiLuzioOctober 13, 1994Concord, NH
South End NewsCate McQuaidMay 26, 1994Boston, MA
Bay WindowsShawn HillMay 12, 1994Boston, MA
Improper BostonianCharles GiulianoMay 11-24, 1994Boston, MA
Boston Sunday GlobeNancy StapenMay 23, 1993Boston, MA
Ray GunJack BasherJune/July 1993USA/Canada
WhereColleen GrewingMay 1993Washington, DC
Newport This WeekJohn PantaloneOctober 29, 1992Newport, RI
Atlanta MagazineLogan MabeSeptember 1992Atlanta, GA
North Shore SundayAlexander StevensDecember 9, 1990Lawrence, MA
Art New EnglandThomas FrickFebruary 1990New England
The Boston GlobeChristine TeminSeptember 21, 1989Boston, MA
The Boston GlobeChristine TeminJune 15, 1989Boston, MA
Boston HeraldNancy StapenJune 9, 1989Boston, MA
PopoliGiuseppe BellucciNovember 1988Milan, Italy
An-NaharAntoine Abu RahlApril 29, 1988Beirut, Lebanon
Hadanat el TuflAntoine Abu RahlApril 1988Beirut, Lebanon