American, born in Aleppo, Syria and now lives and works in Florida.
Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (1985).
Advanced studies in advertising and graphic design, Montclair State University, NJ (1987).
Tony Khawam was born in Aleppo, Syria and immigrated to the U.S. in 1977. He is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and now lives and works in Florida. He is deeply rooted in his Middle Eastern heritage and the American experience through histories, current events, and the surrounding urban landscape with influences of post-war German and American art. His architecture and heritage paintings are formed by ideas about today’s socio-cultural issues such as social disruption, displacement, and immigration, intertwined with the American culture.
Khawam has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and a recipient of recent awards including the “Individual Artist Award, Specific Cultural Project”, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (2021); the “Creative Investment Program Award” Broward County Cultural Division, FL (2020). He has been a participant in numerous workshops including “Artists at the Community Development Table” Americans For the Arts (2019); and the “Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute” Broward County Division of Culture, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2019).
Khawam’s work is included in museums, private and public collections throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. He has given “Artist talk” and participated as a panelist at several art institutions. He recently curated exhibits about cross-cultural experiences in art, and he’s the author of “Emerging Art from War-Torn Syria: War & Hope” and “Crossing borders: Artists from The Middle East & Latin America” touring art exhibit projects.
Khawam has been interviewed by and published in Sky News Arabia, Boca Raton Magazine; Miami Shoutout Magazine; WLRN Public Media, Miami PBS-NPR; Palm Beach Illustrated; Aventura Magazine; Lifestyle Media Group; News Break Michigan (9/2020); Brooklyn reporter News (10/2019); Artrepreneur Media (9/2019); Voyage Miami Magazine (1/2018); NJ Savy Living magazine, NJ (5/2000); The New York Times, NY (7/1998), to name few
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