|Nabeel Muaddi||Biography: I am a Palestinian American, the eldest son of two refugees, and an artist.
Grappling with the issue of identity since childhood, I have sought to express my fascination – and oftentimes dissatisfaction – with the boundaries and categorizations established by culture and society, as well as the role that I play in maintaining and deconstructing the injustices that prevail therein.
Using art as a weapon, I challenge and resist preconceived notions of race, sex, community, government, and God – holding no aspect of my cultures too sacred to examine. It is only through this method of introspection, exploration, honest critique, and raw portrayal of emotion, that I am able to stand firm in my belief that art matters.
Utilizing a wide variety of mediums and fusing multiple schools of visual art – including oil painting, illustration, graphic design, photography, and urban graffiti – I aim to consistently break molds, shatter conceptions, and redefine the parameters of my craft.
Schooled in the history and practice of fine arts and featured in both mainstream and underground galleries and exhibitions, I continue to experiment with the creation of art that I believe has the power to invoke critical free thought – or, at the very least, question. Country: Occupied Palestinian Territories Birthyear: 1979 Galleries: January 8, 2010: “’A Million Little Pictures” Group Exhibition
111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Curated by Art House Cooperative
2009 - 2010: Art Sketchbook Series 1
Brooklyn Art Library – Brooklyn, NY
Sketchbook tour included exhibitions in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Saint Louis, and Chicago between January 2009 –May 2010
March 2009: “Mini Mini” Miniature SprayGraphic Group Exhibition
Cartel Gallery – Tempe, Arizona
June 14th, 2008: Sonic Visual Arts Expo
June 7th, 2008: Big Art Show
Asbury Park, NJ
April 26 2008: Big Art Show
941 Theatre. Philadelphia, PA
April 4 2008: Charity Art Shows
Clash Bar. Clifton, NJ
March 2, 2007: Big Art Show
The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA.
November 2006: Big Art Show
The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA
July 2006: “Dementia” at Conduit Nightclub
July 2006: Philadelphia Neighborhood Bike works
Nexus Gallery Philadelphia, PA.
June 2005: Philadelphia Neighborhood Bike works
April 10, 2005: Grape street Philadelphia
April 8th 2005: Plasticine Group Show
University of Pennsylvania
January 9 2005: Intrepid Jam Presents the Nightmare After Christmas
Grape Street Philadelphia. Manayunk, PA
October 2004: Art featured in Online Literary Art Journal Moonlight
May 19 - June 30 2004: Philadelphia Neighborhood Bike Works
June 20, 2004: World Refugee Day
Curated by the New Jersey Solidarity Movement
June 5 2004: SMFest
September 2003: An Exhibition of Palestinian and Israeli Artists
Blair Seitz Gallery
April 2002: Hinge Online. Volume 3, Issue 1.See More Media: oil Style: impressionistic Subjects: other, Contemporary landscapes, portraits, abstract and surrealist art|