Profile

BIOGRAPHY
Al Barazi is an artist experienced in painting, printmaking, illustration, concept art, and animation.
Born in Kuwait 1989, studied in Syria, lived in the United Arab Emirates and currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Growing up in the middle east influenced his figurative subjects, abstraction, expressively distorted figures, and strokes representing emotional status.
After moving to Canada he’s been experimenting with digital medium, and aiming towards the entertainment industry.

STUDIES
2010 Damascus University – Faculty of Fine Arts, Syria
2013 Sheridan College, Oakville ON, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Graphic Students Art Showcase, Al Jalaa Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2010 Local Talent Art Showcase, Al Jalaa Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2011 PechaKucha Night, Tajalliyat Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2013 Vineart – fundraiser for comunity art group, Gallery 96, Stratford ON, Canada
2015 Studio Works by Art Battle Painters, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada

COLLECTIONS
Damascus University, Faculty of Fine Arts, (Syria): “Me & Her” (2010) Original intaglio prints, and a digial print
Private collector (Hamilton ON, Canada): “Raven” (2013) Acrylic on canvas
Sheridan College (Oakville ON, Canada): “Life drawing figure” (2013) Conte on newsprint
Private collector (Toronto ON, Canada): “Effect of Love” (2014) Acrylic on canvas
Private collector (Oakville ON, Canada): “Portraiture” (2014) Acrylic on canvas board
Private collector (Hamilton ON, Canada): “Stone Portraits” (2015) Acrylic on woodblocks
Private collector (Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada): “Untitled” (2020) Acrylic on canvas

AWARDS
2014 “Absurd Expression” category, Emerging Toronto Artist Awards (ETA Awards), Toronto ON, Canada
2014 “Top Toronto Artist” nominee, Emerging Toronto Artist Awards (ETA Awards), Toronto ON, Canada
2014 “Art Battle 182 Championship”, Art Battle, Oshawa ON, Canada

TESTIMONIALS
“Barazi draws us in, simplifying a gesture of expression. Inside the silhouette, colour creates an illusion of depth.”
Don Ball, Head of Visual Arts (Cawthra Park S. S.) 
“The more I look, the more questions I need to ask. Great colours. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more from Al.”   Gordon Dickinson, Artist/Founder “No Sugar Added”, UK 
“Al is one of the few people that I met who’s talented, specially in drawing and painting. I’ve seen his work and admired it a lot. He tend to be creative by using his own imagination in such a way to produce that unique and impressive art. I’d definitely recommend Al.”   
Aous Chaalan, Management Associate at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
“Al is exceptionally talented and hard working. His work speaks for itself, do yourself a favour and check it out!!” 
 Jenn Mezei, Teacher at Avon Maitland District School Board