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Education
-MFA in Painting, Spring 2013, Indiana State University, USA
-BFA in Painting, Spring 2008, Indiana State University, USA

Teaching Experience
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-        Arts 151 (Art Appreciation) Spring 2017
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT): Adjunct Faculty:
-       2-D Design Winter Quarter 2016-17
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-          Arts 102 (2-D Design) Spring 2016
-          Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Spring 2016
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-          Arts 151 (Art Appreciation) Fall 2015
-          Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Fall 2015
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-       Arts 102 (2-D Design) Spring 2015
-       Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Spring 2015
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-       Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Fall 2014
Indiana State University (ISU): Adjunct faculty:
-        Arts 102 (2-D Design) Spring 2014
-       Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Spring 2014
Indiana State University (ISU): Interim painting instructor:
-       Arts 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Fall 2013
-       Arts 230 (Introduction to Painting) Fall 2013
-       Arts 331 (Intermediate Painting) Fall 2013
-       Arts 430 (Advanced Painting) Fall 2013
-       Arts 600( Painting Workshop) Fall 2013
 Indiana State University (ISU): Instructor of record for the following classes:
-       Art 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Spring 2013
-       Art 215 (Intermediate Drawing ) Fall 2012
-       Art 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Spring 2012
-       Art 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Fall 2011
-       Art 101 (Drawing Fundamentals) Fall 2010
 Art Instructor, Community School of the Arts (CSA), Terre Haute, IN
-       Dry Media Drawing, Fall 2013
-       Plein Air Watercolor, Summer 2013
-       Oil Painting, Summer 2013
-       Mixed Media Drawing, Fall 2013
-       Oil Painting, Fall 2013
 Arab International University (AIU):Instructor of record for the following classes:
-       Perspective Drawing I Spring 2010
-       Color Theory & Application I&II Spring 2010
-       Color Theory & Application I&II Fall  2009
-       Color Theory & Application I&II Spring 2009
Art instructor at the Art Space Community Program (painting- drawing), Washington DC, 2007
 Private Tutoring for painting and drawing,  Terre Haute, IN, 2012 to present
 Private Tutoring for English and Arabic languages, Damascus, Syria, 2005
 Assistant at the Art Day at Indiana State University, 2006.

Related Work Experience
Gallery operations manager, Arts Illiana, Terre Haute,IN, 2015-16
“Seen for Syria” Speaker at Candles Holocaust Museum, Terre Haute, IN, Dec 2015
Keynote Speaker, “Remembering the Holocaust”, Indiana State University, Nov 2015
“Seen for Syria” Speaker at Marion University, Indianapolis, IN, Nov 2016
“Seen for Syria” Speaker at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, April 2015
“Seen for Syria” Speaker at Shepherd Center, Indianapolis, IN, April 2015
Keynote Speaker at Community Semester, Indiana State University, April 2015
Keynote Speaker, Human Rights Day, Indiana State University, March 2015
Founder, Seen for Syria, Art Education/ Therapy program for Syrian Refugee Children, 2014- present
Art Education director, Syria: What Was, What Is, What Will Be: International NGO, 2013-14
Organization Advisor, Young People Revolution (YPR) Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2013- present
Arts Illiana committee member, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN, 2012
Juror for the Allusions Journal, Indiana State University,2012, 2013
Assistant at the Permanent Art Collection, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2011
Gallery Assistant, University Gallery, Indiana State University, Spring 2011
Lab monitor at the sculpture studio, Indiana State University, Fall 2007
Lab monitor at the printmaking studio, Indiana State University, Spring 2008
Gallery Assistant, Bare Montgomery Student Gallery, Indiana State University, 2007- 2008
Upcoming Events
-   “Remains II”, Art Turman Gallery, ISU, Terre Haute, IN,  April, 2017
-    Keynote Speaker, Holocaust Remembrance Conference committee, Lafayette, IN April, 2017
-"Seen for Syria" Art Show, River Valley Art Center, Russelville, AR, June 2017

-"Seen for Syria" Speaker, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Exhibitions (Solo)
“Seen for Syria”, Jadal Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan, 2014
Out Reach Exhibition: Corporate Square, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2012
Out Reach Exhibition: TH Savings Bank, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2012
Coffee Grounds" Art Show, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2011
"Java Haute" Art Show, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2011
"Water and Other Elements", Bare Montgomery Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana,
"Phantoms of a Space II", Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2010
"Anatomy of Speed", Bare Montgomery Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana State
University, 2007
"Phantoms of a Space I", the Art Space Community Gallery, Washington DC,2007     
“Clothes Line”, Bare Montgomery Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana State University, 2007

Exhibitions (Group)
“Seen for Syria”, Orange County Center of Contemporary Arts, California. January 2016
“Seen for Syria”, Turman Art Gallery, ISU, Terre Haute, IN, 2014
 Indiana State University  Faculty Show, Terre Haute, IN, 2014
 “With and Without Challenges” Carnegie Art Gallery, Covington, KY, 2014
 “Seen for Syria”, Turman Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN, 2014
 “Syria: What Was, What Is, What Will Be”, Embassy of the Netherlands, Washington DC, February, 2014
 “Syria: What Was, What Is, What Will Be”, Fridge Gallery, Washington DC, January, 2014
 Indiana State University  Faculty Show, Terre Haute, IN, 2013
 MFA Thesis Show, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2013
 Weadon Gallery Group Show, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2013
 HMSU 8th Annual Student Show, HMSU Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2012
 The filthy Process” Turman Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana State University, 2012
 "Double the Pleasure", Printmaking show, Hulman Student Center, ISU, 2012
 "Visions”, Montgomery Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana State University, 2012
 Halcyon Juried Show, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2010
 Low Road Gallery Juried Show, Green Castle, Indiana, 2010
 Luxor International Painting Symposium, Luxor, Egypt 2009
 Indiana State University Juried Student Exhibition, 2008.
 Plain Brown Wrapper National Printmaking Competition, University of North Dakota, 2008
 Bright Ideas, Hulman Center, Indiana State University, 2007
 Wall Mountables Group Art Show, DCAC, Washington DC, 2007 
 In The Groove, Hulman Center, Indiana State University, 2006
 Annual Students Art Show, Russian Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria, 2002-06

Awards
Level Above Award- Human Relations, City of Terre Haute, IN, 2016
Center of Community Engagement Recognition Award, Indiana State University, April, 2015
President merit award, 8th Annual HMSU Show, Indiana State University, 2012
Arts & Sciences Merit Award,  8th Annual HMSU Show, Indiana State University, 2012
HMSU Merit Award, 8th Annual HMSU Show, Indiana State University, 2012
Residential Life Teaching Award, Indiana State University, 2011
President merit award, Vital Signs, Indiana State University, 2010
College of Arts & Sciences merit award, Vital Signs, Indiana State University, 2010
President Purchase award winner at  Bright Ideas, Indiana State University, 2007
Purchase award, In the Groove, Indiana State University, 2006.
Juror’s Award, In the Groove, Indiana State University, 2006.
Al-Basel Award  for Academic Excellency, Fine Art School, Damascus, Syria, 2005

Scholarships and Academic Achievements, Workshops

 Receipient of Indiana Arts Commission Annual Grant 2014-15
 US Department of State, PLUS Scholarship, 2006-2008
 “Set in Stone" Lithography Workshop, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2011
 Mojmirovce International Painting Workshop, Mojmirovce, Slovakia, 2010
 Luxor International Painting Symposium, Luxor, Egypt 2009
 Dean’s List, Indiana State University Fall- Spring 2007
 Dean’s List, Fine Art School Syria. Spring2005.

Technical Abilities
 Painting: watercolor, oil, ink
 Drawing: charcoal, pencil, pastel
 Printmaking: etching, dry point, collograph, relief
 Sculpture: welding, clay modeling.

Language Proficiency
 Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English

Publications:
    Taylor, Dave. “What’s The Future for Syria’s Children.” State Magazine. March, 2015

Moore, Rondrell with Soulaf Abas. ISU Professor Still Bringing Attention to Syrian Children. WTHITV. March 5th, 2015.
DeNoon, Leigh with Soulaf, Syrian Expatriate Uses Art to Cope with War, Connects Cultures, WFYI, January 2015.
Magni, Michela. “Me and You: A Book Recounting Childhood Denied in Syrian and The Unites States”, Radio City Milano, December, 2014.  http://lacittanuova.milano.corriere.it/2014/12/20/me-and-you-un-libro-racconta-linfanzia-negata-in-siria-e-negli-stati-uniti/#more-15433

Edwards, Brett with Soulaf Abas. ISU Professor Giving Back to Children in Syria. My Wabash Valley TV, November 24th, 2014.
Moore, Rondrell with Soulaf Abas. ISU Prof. Teaches Children How to Have Compassion,  WTHITV,  November 5th, 2014.
Moore, Rondrell with Soulaf Abas. Indiana State University Connects Pain to Art. WTHITV.  November 5th, 2014.
Lee, Mariah, “Professor Raises Money, Awareness for Homeland”, Indiana Statesman, December, 2014
Ingalsbe, Adler, “Artist Holds Fundraising Event for Syrian Refugees”, Indiana Statesman, December, 2014
Powell, Dianne Frances D., “Letter Exchange Brings Hope to Students Near and Far” Washington Post, December, 2014 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/8/letter-exchange-brings-hope-to-students-near-far/?page=3

Powell, Dianne Frances D., “I Want to Go Home: Letter to and from Syrian Refugees”, Tribune Star, December, 2014
Smith, Melissa, “Cycles of Art and Healing Among Syrian Refugees”, Warscapes Magazine, September, 2014 http://www.warscapes.com/art/cycles-art-and-healing-among-syrian-refugees

  Miller, Brian, “Seen for Syria.” Spectrum Magazine, Oct, 2014
  Cash, Steve, “Seen for Syria.” Tribune Star Newspaper, September, 2014
Deruy, Emily. “Photos: Art Exhibit Syria’s Past and Present”, Fusion, January 2014.
http://fusion.net/culture/story/photos-art-exhibit-shows-syrias-past-present-415386
 Ibrahim, Taleb, “Syria Blooming”, Huna Sawtak, Radio of the Netherlands February, 2014
http://hunasotak.com/article/3451
 Cash, Steve. “Art Caused By Revolution.” Spectrum Magazine, Oct, 2013: 25.
 Fatheree, Ductin, “Not Just Grafitti.” Tribune Star, June 2013
 Book Cover, They Shouldn’t Die, poetry for Syria by Omar Souliman, Ghawoon Publications, Paris, Franc,  2013
Book Cover, Esemmat, Short Stories by Ali Shawish, Kalimat Publications, Damascus, Syria. 2009
Book Cover, Bala Maana, Short Stories by Ali Shawish, kalimat Publications, Damascus, Syria. 2008
Book Cover, Arraesh Al-Nojoom, Poetry by Bashar Housen,  Taleaa Publications, Damascus, Syria, 2008

Collections
  Marian University Permanent Art Collection, Indiana, USA, 2016
 Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection, Indiana, USA, 2016
 Table Scapes, Arts Illiana, Indiana, USA  2011
 Mojmirovce City Hall, Slovakia 2010
 Southern Graphics Council, USA  2009
 Ministry of Culture, Egypt 2009
 University of North Dakota, USA  2008
 Art Space Community Center, Washington DC, USA  2007
 Indiana State University, USA 2007