Born in the Middle East and later moved to Canada in 1986, Toronto-based Palestinian-Canadian artist, Jennifer Awad, began her artistic journey from a very young age, surrounded by three major creative influences. From family members in various creative professions in art, business, and human rights advocacy; from world travels offering early exposure to the beauty and struggles of cultural diversity; and from a unique art-based education that laid the foundation for the development of her artistic voice and identity.
These influences have been an immense source of inspiration for Jennifer as she started to develop her action-focused artwork, responding to observations of joys and hardships of the human condition.
While practicing with various mediums and artistic styles, Jennifer found a special connection to the vast interpretational world of abstract art. This process launched her artistic career in 2005, with the first of many opportunities to advocate through art by painting for and collaborating with various human rights and non-profit organizations, grassroots movement initiatives, community outreach programs, and educational platforms.
These partnerships allowed Jennifer further opportunities to speak at art-talks, paint live at public and private events, participate in community projects, run workshops, and display her artwork in individual and group exhibitions.
Using mixed art materials to create one of a kind compositions trademark of her contemporary abstract style, Jennifer focuses on best capturing the story, mission, and special moments described by her clients, and translating them into beautifully unique pieces of art.
Jennifer presently lives and works in the United States, adding to her artistic repertoire and experience in integrative fields that support creative expressions and advocacy. To browse through Jennifer's beautiful artwork, please visit the Gallery page. For all artwork sales, private commission inquiries, and collaborative partnership requests, please contact Jennifer via email found on the "Contact Us" page.
VIDEO Watch a summary of a few events showcasing a variety of Jennifer's artwork and collaborations from 2015!