Sherif Habashi holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BFA in painting from University of the Arts (UArts). Working in oil on linen and mixed media on paper, his work is driven by rival notions of curiosity and nostalgia. Born in Egypt, he is attuned to the incongruity between heritage and one’s experiences of the present. As a result, he is attracted to artistic idioms that probe contrasting perceptions of identity and belonging, while working with techniques that encompass the experimental and traditional. He has exhibited extensively, including at Seraphin Gallery, Cerulean Arts Gallery and NEXUS: Foundation for Today’s Art, where he was a member. He was a recipient of a Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Exhibition in 2011, and his work was featured in the 2016 Northeast Issue of New American Paintings. In addition to PAFA, he has taught at UArts and the Fleisher Art Memorial.
Sherif Habashi teaches drawing, oil painting, watercolor, mixed media and other courses in Continuing Education's adult and high school programs.