Johnny Semaan

Johnny Semaan

Johnny Semaan is a Syrian artist born in Latakia, currently in Lebanon.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Damascus in 2007.
He was then an instructor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tishreen University in Lattakia. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University of Beirut in 2019.

Johnny also received the 2019 Boghossian Foundation Prize for Painting in Lebanon. He has taken part in a number of individual and collective exhibitions both locally (in Syria and Lebanon) and internationally.
In his work, he is interested in human anatomy, where he explores topics related to human nature and social life.

Awards:

 Boghossian Foundation Prize (2019) 

Exhibitions 

2021

 “22nd JAALA International Art Exchange Exhibition”, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan  

“The Lebanese Arts & Culture Showcase”, Beit Misk, Lebanon 

2019 

Seven Spices – 814Rmeil818 Art Gallery, Lebanon 

2017

 Solo Exhibition, White in Greenwich Time – 814Rmeil818 Art Gallery, Lebanon Beirut Art Fair 

2016 

 Solo Exhibition, Scene from a Distance – 814Rmeil818 Art Gallery, Lebanon 

 Solo Exhibition, Colorful Centimeters – 814Rmeil818 Art Gallery, Lebanon 

2015 

 Happiness, if Possible – Kaleemat Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey 

2014

 An Incomplete Scene – Joanna Seikaly Art Gallery, Lebanon 

2010

 Solo Exhibition, Prose Poem cultural café, Syria 

2008

 Solo Exhibition, The Rise – In the Capacious Mediteranean Sea Art Festival Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition – French Cultural Center,   Syria Bidayat – Al-Sayed Gallery, Syria

Artworks

  • The Fishing Bowl

  • Falling

  • Childhood games

  • Box

  • The brain’s sound

  • A holy life

  • The distance between two souls

  • Falling from the box 2

  • Dissociation 1

  • Beirut 2