Tony Khawam

Tony Khawam born in Aleppo, lives and works in South Florida. He received a BA from Montclair State University, NJ (1985), and MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1987). His work stems from his interest in histories, human emotion, allusions to place, memory, and the ubiquitous fleeting moments of the conscious and unconscious. The recent work has iconic undertones with a focus on the artist’s fascination with historical imagery with influences of post-war German and American art adopted into his daily artistic and structural practices with the current surroundings and happenings by marrying a skewed perspective with dimensional flatness, his paintings allude to the continuous development of the American culture.

Khawam has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and a recipient of recent awards including “Individual Artist Award, Specific Cultural Project” for “Living the Dream” (2023); and “Crossing Borders: Artists from the Middle East and the Americas” (2021/22) from Florida Division of Arts & Culture; The “American Rescue Cultural Grant” National Endowment for the Arts through Florida Division of Arts & Culture (2021); The “Artist Support Grant” (2021); and “Creative Investment Program Award” (2020) from Broward County Cultural Division, FL.

Khawam’s work is included in museums, private and public collections in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. He has been interviewed by and published in the American Art Magazine “A Contemporary Aesthetic” (02/2023); US Dept. of State Art in Embassies “The American Road Trip” (06/2022); Sky News Arabia (10/2021); Boca Raton Magazine (9/2020); Miami Shoutout Magazine (10/2020); Brooklyn reporter News (10/2019).

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