Afaf Zurayk

Country: Palestine

Title:  Birth

Medium: Oil on paper

Size: 5.5" x 7.5"

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Zurayk was born in Lebanon. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the American University of Beirut, and her master's degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University, Massachusetts. Continuing her studies in Washington, DC, she graduated from George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art. Zurayk is an active painter who has taught at the university level. For a time she was Director of the Alif Gallery in Washington. She has been an active member of the Arab American Cultural Foundation.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Foundry Gallery, Washington, 1991 and '93; Addison / Ripley Gallery, Washington, 1987; Institut Goethe, Beirut, Lebanon, 1980; and Smuggler's Inn, Beirut, 1987.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Four Arab Artists from the United States, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan, 1993; Foundry Artists Annual, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992; Visible Differences, Martin Luther King Library, Washington, DC, 1991; Arab Women in the Arts, Alif Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991; Global Color, Art Barn Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991; and All of Us, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991.
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