“Mona Youssef is a Canadian and international realist fine artist with passion for art, since childhood, and with Egyptian background. Her first oil painting was sold at age of 12. Mona has exhibited her artwork locally, nationally & internationally and received numerous awards in Canada, Germany, Italy and Austria (First & Second Place Awards, Honorable Mention Awards, Viewers’ Choice Awards, Certificate of Excellence and Award of Artistic Merit. Her profile has been published in the following catalogs/publications; “The Spirit of Art” International Art Exhibition, Vienna, Austria; “Who’s is who in Visual Art”, Germany 2008-2009 & 2010 -2011; “Izmir Biennale”, Turkey, Izmir & “Images on Canvas”; Ottawa, Canada – 2011; “Art Shopping”, Carousal Du Louvre, France, Paris; “London Biennale”, London, UK, & “World-of-Art”, Berlin, Germany – 2010; “Chianciano Biennale”, Tuscany; Italy and "The Sounds of Art" Copenhagen, DK- 2009; “Florence Biennale” Florence; Italy and “Chamber of Commerce Courier”, Canada – 2007; “landscape “, Ferrara, Italy and “Gallery & Studio” magazine (The world of the Working Artist) NYC - 2005, Mona appeared as “Feature artist” in “Arteast Newsletter” by Gloucester Art Council & “Ottawa Art Association” - 2001 & 2005; Toronto Star News Papers, Toronto, Canada - 1982.
History of Mona’s exhibitions started in 1966 during schooling and received Honor Award Certificate 1967 from the former Prime minister of the high education in Cairo, Egypt. In 1982, Mona was commissioned to produce an oil painting of the “Canadian Constitution Acts” which was presented to the then, Prime Minister of Canada Mr. P. E. Trudeau and became a national landmark. In 1999, Mona had the privilege to receive a thank you letter from Mr. Trudeau expressing how proud he was to hang that beautiful painting in his home. As well several articles were written commenting on this painting: http://monayoussef.com/biography/press-release.html.
Mona has a B.F.A Bachelor of Fine Arts (measured in Interior and Exterior designs), obtained a Commercial Arts Diploma, Certificate of Achievement in Digital Media and Desktop Publishing Diploma with Honor Award. She also, worked as an Art Jury member of several international art exhibitions.
Online Art Gallery: www.monayoussef.com
Video presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?