Khalil Houri, new york Member Since December 2011 Artist Statement Khalil is an American artist of Greek Lebanese origin. He was raised in Lebanon, Greece and France before settling in New York in 1981. He attended Boston University after graduating high school from the French Lycee of New York. He is interested in languages, Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Greek. After several years in a successful restaurant business, he decided to change perspective and focus on his artistic interest. His creations express his involvement in spirituality and Zen living. He is currently residing in New York City after a three years stay in France where he started developing his series of Buddha images.