Omar Khouri was born in London, England, in 1978, but grew up in Lebanon. He studied illustration in Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. After acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Art. He now lives in Beirut where he works on a variety of projects that span many mediums and art forms, including print, theater, film, and music. He has also had three exhibitions of his paintings in Beirut, as well as two in New York. Despite the wide variety of application, his work is always grounded in the pursuit of the Portrait through the utilization and manipulation of the nuances and subtleties of Time in sequential imagery. His latest projects include Samandal comics magazine, of which he is co-founder, co-editor and a contributing artist.
Omar Khouri was born from a tumor in Tareq el-Khurafi’s head in 1978, and is, to this day, still searching for a stable form for his face through drawing and writing comics.