Born in Lebanon, Rabee Kiwan immigrated to the United States in 2002 to complete his medical training and he has lived in Portland since 2009. Rabee has been painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes since he was a young child when his father gave him a watercolor set. Drawing inspiration from everyday life sustains his artistic practice and simultaneously serves as a meditative exercise from his work as a hospitalist.
This exhibition features Rabee’s portraits of colleagues, friends, neighbors, and family and offers a unique perspective on both his community while also serving as a visual narrative of his journey from Lebanon to the United States.
Rabee Kiwan, Çoban (Sheep Herder), 2011, watercolor on paper, 8 x 10”
Hosted by Common Street Arts