Of Syrian descent,  Kinda Hibrawi, born and raised in Saudi Arabia grew up
between Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and the United States.  Through her
studies she began to expand on the ancient tradition of Arabic Calligraphy
by giving it a modern twist. As an Arab American, she felt the need for her
artwork to reflect the richness of the Middle East coupled with Western
diversity. Hibrawi's original work is sought by collectors worldwide and has
exhibited in galleries across the US. As an artistic ambassador she  
lectures on her work nationwide, she has spoken at the School of Visual
Fine Arts in New York City and was asked by the City of Los Angeles to
premiere her work in their 2006 and 2011 Cultural Calendar and City Guide.
She is also featured in the Syrian Culture, Arts and History Center in
Montreal, Canada. Her work has been acquired for the permanent collection
at the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Michigan. Hibrawi
currently sits on the Board of the Tiyya Foundation, a nonprofit that provides
holistic programming and basic necessities for refugees and displaced
American families based in California. Hibrawi' created and developed Art
Speaks, a hands on art program she instructs monthly at the Center For
Living Peace to refugee children from around the world.

June 2012, Hibrawi was named a Rio+20 global thinker and
influencer by the United Nations. She was formally invited by the UN,
the only Arab-American among the panel, to submit her thoughts on
sustainable development for the  Rio+20 conference held in Brazil.
The campaign called "the future we want" is a series of short
essays by distinguished global thinkers and influencers sharing
their vision for the future they want .The panel included Kumi Naidoo
Executive Director of Greenpeace and Elie Weisel Nobel Peace
Laureate to name a few. Read Hibrawi's thoughts on her vision in

August 2010  The US State Department invited Hibrawi to
showcase her artwork in a US Embassy wall calendar which was
handed out as gifts during the Holy month of Ramadan; 50,000
copies were distributed to US embassies worldwide

January 2008 Selected  by the US Art in Embassies Program to
showcase her work for the United States Permanent Representative
to NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker in Brussels, Belgium

October 2007 Named "Artistic Ambassador" by Arab News by
helping to bridge cultural misunderstanding between Arabs and
Americans through her work