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(Selected Resume)
Education
1985 – Bachelor of Fine Art, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1987 – Advanced studies in Advertising and Graphic Design, Montclair State University, NJ

Professional Career
Artist and curator with a focus on cultural heritage by bringing people together from different cultural background to increase knowledge, build awareness, for cultural bridge building and understanding through arts and culture.

Solo Exhibitions
2020 – ArtServe, Miami, FL
2019 – Art Miami Context Art Fair Dec 4-8, Khawam Gallery, Miami, FL
2019 – Art Palm Beach Art Fair Jan 17-21, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2018 – Design Center of the Americas, interior designers special event exhibition, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2017 – “Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo” Ft Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center, FL
2018 – Artexpo New York Art Fair, April 19-22, NYC Pier 94
2018 – Art Palm Beach Art Fair Jan 17-21, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2017 – Miami Art Week at Red Dot Art Fair Dec 6-10, 2017, Miami, FL
2017 – “Spiritual Vessels” Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2017 – “Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo” Ft Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center, FL
2006 – Walter Wickiser gallery, New York, NY
2005 – CS Schulte gallery, Millburn, NJ
2003 – Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
2000 – Walter Wickiser gallery, New York, NY
2000 – “Emerging New Jersey Artists” Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ
1998 – Merck/Sharing Plough HQ gallery at Giralda Farms estates, Madison, NJ
1997 – O.K. Harris Works of Art gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2020 – “Emerging Art From War-Torn Syria: War & Hope” Syrian-American artists group exhibit ArtServe, FL
2019 – Oct 12 – Dec 30 “30th Anniversary Season Preview at ArtServe, Miami, FL
            Oct 9-10 at Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
            Oct 4-6 at Verasoni, 271 Rt 46 W., Fairfield, NJ
            Sept 27-29, Syrian Arts & Culture Center, 352, 86th St. Brooklyn, NY
2019 – “Culturally Diverse” diversity in South Florida, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2018 – “Interior designers gala” Design Center of the Americas, Ft Lauderdale, FL2017 -“Truth and Reconciliation” Little Haiti Cultural Complex Gallery, Miami, FL2017 – “Art Boca Raton” Int’l Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at Florida Atlantic University, FL2017 – “Art Palm Beach” Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL1998 – “The New Jersey Fine Arts Annual”, The Montclair Art Museum, NJ1997 – “Urban Painters” O.K. Harris Works of Art, Ivan Karp curator, New York, NY.

Grants and Awards
2021 – “Individual Artist Award, Specific Cultural Project”, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
2020 – “Creative Investment Program Award” Broward County Cultural Division, FL
2002 – “Artists Fellowship award” Mid-Atlantic region
1998 – “Innovative Works on Paper and Printmaking Project” Rutgers University, NJ
1997 – “Artist in Residence, NJ Series” Geraldine Dodge Foundation.

Artist Workshops
2020 – “Artists at the Community Development Table” Americans For the Arts, Miami, FL
2019 – “Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute” Broward County Cultural Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Curatorial Exhibitions
2020 – “Crossing Borders: Artists From the Middle East and America” (catalog).
2020 – “Emerging Art From War-Torn Syria: War & Hope” Syrian-American artists group exhibit ArtServe, FL
2019 – “Emerging Art From War-Torn Syria: War & Hope” New York, New Jersey, and Florida (catalog).
2018 – “Culturally Diverse” a look at diversity in the arts and the immigrant’s contributions to art, FL and NJ.
2001 – “New York” from Merrill Lynch collection, Rauschenberg, Motherwell, and Oldenburg, Princeton, NJ.
1997 – “A Mark of Excellence” from Raritan Valley College at MetLife Gallery, Bridgewater, NJ.

Collections
Khawam’s work are in museums, corporate and private collections in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East including the Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Educational Testing Service, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon/Lucent Technologies, MetLife, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Nabisco Company, Pulsar International Mexico, Merck/Schering Plough, The Dow Jones, Tanagraphics, and Rock Capital.

Bibliography/Press (recent)
Boca Raton Magazine, BocaMag.com: https://bit.ly/2Rb7PE3 – by John Thomason, 9/2020
Shoutout Miami Magazine: https://bit.ly/3dzLyu2 – by Emma Jacobs, 10/2020
The Brooklyn Reporter, https://bit.ly/3iC0yZo  – by John Alexander, 10/2019
Artrepreneur, Article and Podcast Interview: https://bit.ly/3liRXwj
Voyage Miami Magazine: https://bit.ly/30FDPW4  – by Erika Smith, 1/2018
Florida News- https://bit.ly/3d3CNYZ by Juliana Forero, 11/2017

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