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    1984        Born in Bhannes, Lebanon – Dual Citizen

 

Education

 

                  2013         Masters in Fine Arts Sculpture, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

                  2007         Bachelors in Fine Arts Sculpture, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

    2018                         Grant in Aid from John Wells, owner of Process Museum in Tucson AZ

    2013                         Dennis Jones Steelcase Scholarship – University of Arizona

    2013                         Fine Arts Graduate College Fellowship – University of Arizona

    2012                         Edward Francis Dunn Graduate Scholarship – University of Arizona

    2012                         Medici Scholar, travel grant – University of Arizona

    2011                         Centennial Award – University of Arizona public sculpture commission

    2010-2013                Graduate Tuition scholarships – University of Arizona

    2007                         Presidential Purchase Award – Winthrop University, South Carolina

    2006                         Campus Sculpture Commission – Winthrop University, South Carolina

    2003-2007                Life Scholarship – Winthrop University, South Carolina

 

Exhibitions

    2021   Currents — Part of Digital Crafts, collaboration with Same Alshaibi.  ZaneBennet Gallery, Santa Fe NM

   

    2020   Open Air — outdoor exhibition in collaboration with Anna Miller at UConn Avery Point, CT

               9 for 19 Group show at First Street Gallery Chelsea, Manhattan NY

               The Unmarkers — Solo installation at the McLanahan Gallery, Penn State University, Altoona PA

    2019   Wide Open Juried group show at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY

               The Illusion and Reality Juried group show at Ning Gallery, Manhattan NY

    2018   Visual Feasting  Juried group show at Herberger Theater, Phoenix AZ

               Small Things Considered, 26th Small Works Invitational — Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

               Select Works from my Tenure in Tucson – Process Museum, Tucson AZ

    2017   Terrain Biennial  – Collaboration with Anna Alvina participating in Chicago based Biennial, Tucson AZ

               Small Things Considered, 24th Small Works Invitational – Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

               Navigate — Group show at The Boathouse Gallery, Tucson AZ

    2016   A Model of Motions – Collaboration with Sama Alshaibi at Scottsdale MoCA, Phoenix AZ

               April Showers – Desai Matta Gallery, California Institue of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

               Small Things Considered, 23rd Small Works Invitational – Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

               Ojala/ya Hawa – Boathouse Gallery, Tucson AZ

    2015   Wall Art – Woodworkers Source, Phoenix AZ

              Opening at the Boathouse – Boathouse Gallery, Tucson AZ

              Small Things Considered, 23rd Small Works Invitational – Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

 

    2014   ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art – Collaboration with Sama Alshaibi, Dubai UAE

               Four to Watch – Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

               The Land With No Name, Sculpture garden (permanent), Tucson AZ

               Small Things Considered, 22nd Small Works Invitational – Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ

               11GallonBucket – (co-curator and artist) group show at Steinfeld Warehouse, Tucson AZ

 

    2013    2013 Masters in Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition - Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson AZ

               Confluence - group exhibition at the Night Gallery, Phoenix AZ

               Centennial Sculpture - 1 year public sculpture at the U of A, Tucson AZ

               adrift : Beirut - solo exhibition at the Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson AZ

 

    2012   Tucson Water Festival - downtown Tucson, AZ

               adrift - solo exhibition at Lionel Rombach gallery, Tucson, AZ               

 

    2011    ...and other projects - Loft Cinemas, Tucson AZ

               E is for Element - curator and exhibitor, Firestone Warehouse, Tucson AZ

 

    2010   In-Stol - Firestone Warehouse, Tucson AZ

               1st Year Collaborative Exhibition - Graduate Gallery U of A, Tucson AZ

               1st Year Graduate Exhibition - Graduate Gallery U of A, Tucson AZ

               Advanced Fine Arts Exhibition - Lionel Rombach gallery, Tucson AZ

 

    2006   Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

               Old Town Criterium - Rock Hill Bicycle Club event, downtown Rock Hill SC 

               Advanced Painting and Sculpture Exhibition - Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

 

    2005   Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

               Advanced Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC

 

Teaching and Select Work Experiences

 

    2019-...             Yale Sculpture Shop Tech, aiding/training students and maintenance – Yale University, CT

    2016-2017        Adjunct Faculty teaching Beginning Sculpture, 4 sections – University of Arizona

    2016                 Adjunct Faculty teaching Sculpture Studio II, spring – SUVA, Tucson AZ

    2014-2018        Director of the 'Boathouse Gallery', Tucson AZ

    2015                 Adjunct Faculty teaching Beginning Sculpture, spring – University of Arizona

    2011-2013        Instructor of Record: ART 287 Beginning Sculpture, 5 sections – University of Arizona

    2013-2018        Volunteer shop Monitor, aiding students and shop maintenance – University of Arizona

    2011                 Gallery Monitor, University of Arizona School of Art Galleries

    2015                 Fabricator for Sama Alshaibi in solo exhibition at Ayyam Gallery – Dubai UAE

    2014-…            Freelance fabricator, SteelFoot Equipment (owner-operator) – Tucson AZ

    2014-…            Fabricator & special projects, Photographic Works – Tucson AZ

    2013                 Fabricator for Sama Alshaibi at the Maldives Pavilion in the Venice Biennale

    2012                 Art Coordinator for the Tucson Water Festival – Tucson AZ

    2011                 Fabricator for solo show by Sama Alshaibi, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery in Dubai, UAE

    2010-2011        Student worker, facilities improvement and shop maintenance – University of Arizona

    2008-2010       Art production, problem solving, and prototyping for Statements2000 – Palm Beach FL