Afaf Khalil

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Born and raised in New York City, USA, 1990. Afaf has managed to balance her career (Engineering) and her Art. She is a self-taught artist, a dancer, a singer, a writer, and a poet. She has claimed her Bachelor’s degree in Avionics Technology, in 2014 from Vaughn college of Aeronautics and Technology, NYC.

 

She is a multidisciplinary person who has succeeded engineering, and currently working the Engineering industry however, it didn’t stop her from pursuing art. Afaf has a collection of paintings, drawings, fashion design sketches, designs, poems, writings, calligraphy, recordings of her speeches and songs. Her artworks reflects much of her timeline. Her talent has exploded during her teenage years, as her parents supported her to fulfill her passion for art.

 

Along the way she started exhibiting in schools, colleges and other public events in her community. She adopted a strong philosophy through art. She has been involved in community work, through mentoring and educating young women and men. She has a commitment in providing an impact on the children and influencing them to become future leaders.

 

During her academic years, Afaf started working as a teacher assistant and Calculus Tutor at the Academic Resources Center in her college for college students. In 2012, she started tutoring children in Community Learning Centers in NY. Eventually she volunteered in several organizations, as NYC Rescue Mission, which shelters the homeless and provides various services that may enhance their lives. She also volunteered for Yale Center of British Art, and in New Haven Reads. She traveled to Europe, Asia, and Africa. She experienced the dynamic developing cultures.

 

She participated in Manchester Art in the Park Art Fair, June 2018, Yale West Campus, Orange CT (August 2019), Colt Gateway Campus, Hartford, CT (September 2019) and earlier she displayed her artwork in Case memorial Library February of 2018, in Orange CT, and exhibited her artwork at Art Space, New Haven CT (September 2018). She was nominated to showcase her art in Global Discovery Day at Renaissance Hotel, Westchester NY (May 2019) and participated in the International Friendship Day in New York (August 2018). She was invited to participate in the Artist Residency program for two consecutive years at the Montessori School of Greater Hartford. 

 

Her bright colors symbolizes positive and yet inspiring energy for viewers, and art lovers.

 

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