Austin-based artist, Carly Sharawi, has been honing her skills as a multidisciplinary artist since 2007. Originally a photographer
and then owner of her first photography studio at the age of 18, she has evolved her self-portrait photography skills with painting to create a perfect marriage of but two of her many artistic passions.

She continues to be inspired by her struggles with mental health, her culture, and the legacy of strong female rule breakers in her family. Carly’s focus is to accept herself as a woman of Egyptian heritage and to translate the wordlessness of being into the tangible experience as witnessed through her art.

Art becomes my reality. It satiates any unanswered questions about what I’ve experienced and what narratives I’d previously crafted – in the space of creation the noise, judgments and expectations cease to exist.”

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