lukman ahmad

Through expressionism and imagination, Lukman presents the spectrum of a human experience, and invites the viewer to know another culture. From a brush, music, dance, laughter, suffering, compassion, and passion, incite the viewer’s eye to experience from a story of a people – a people forgotten and without a nation, yet a people that has retained a rich and full culture.

Syrian born, Lukman reflects the Kurdish experience as well as the human experience. Self-educated, and deeply in touch with his people and with the intertwined surrounding cultures, he expresses imagination and experiences with authenticity, allowing color and movement to tell the story, be it one of pain or of happiness, of contemplation or passion. He combines symbolism and imagination, color and rhythm, to transport the viewer into the world he lived and the emotions he witnessed.

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Group Exhibitions: 

Ameriprise Financial- With Amr Mounib- Virginia 2017

Syrian Event – Syrian Culture – Washington D.C. 2017

Voice of America 75th anniversary (Live painting) – Washington D.C. 2017

American Arabesque -City Of Alexandria, Virginia 2016

Artomatic –art festival –Maryland -2016

The Center Gallery of Unitarian Universalist Church, Virginia 2016

Alwan Foundation, New York, 2016

The Jerusalem gallery, Washington D.C. 2016

Art in Exile, Vermont 2016

Art in Exile, Washington D.C. 2015

Artomatic 2015, Maryland 2015

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington. DC, 2014

Workhouse, Art Center, Lorton, Virginia 2014

Arab-American Day -Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center –Washington D.C, 2013

Workhouse, Art Center, Lorton, Virginia 2013

Iraqi Culture Center, Washington, DC, 2013

Fourth Annual Kurdish Youth Festival in California, 2013

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SYRA Arts is pleased to open its Fall season with a unique show for Kurdish Syrian artist Lukman Ahmad.

Lukman Ahmad’s
Melody of Hope
20 September – 04 October, 2017
Opening Reception to meet the artist
20 September from 6 – 8 pm 

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Amr Mounib & Lukman Ahmad

Thursday, April 6 | 6:30PM

Hosted by Lindy Stirton
Sponsored by Jason Crabb & Ameriprise

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