Tony Khawam was born in Aleppo, Syria and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents at age 16. He is a graduate of 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 history, current events, and the surrounding urban landscape with influences of post-war German and American art. His urban 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), and 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 “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.