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Afaf Zurayk

Inspired and guided by both music and poetry, Afaf in her artwork boldly probes emotional experiences through turbulence to acceptance.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1948, Afaf Zurayk graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA degree in Fine Arts, and pursued graduate studies at Harvard University. She taught studio art and art history at Beirut University College and drawing and painting at Georgetown University.

Afaf has held many solo exhibitions, both in Beirut and Washington, DC. She has also participated in a number of group shows most notably the exhibition "Forces of Change" held in 1994 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. Her style serves this vision by contemplating the human face and figure, and by playing motion against stillness, line against color, and active brushwork against solid spaces.