Ayad Alkadhi’s work focuses on cultural & political topics of Iraq & the Middle East. The work is mainly biographical and sometimes incorporates his painted image. His use of Arabic newspaper on mixed-media canvases, as well as his use of calligraphy, connects elements of traditional medium to contemporary art. Alkadhi received his MFA from the New York University's ITP Tish School of the Arts
Leslie Zimmerman was a sergeant in the Army from 2001-2004. She was staged in Kuwait and then deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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