Katherine Toukhy
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism intensive
The Laundromat Project Create Change Fellowship
Massachusetts College of Art, Painting, B.F.A with Honors
Boston College, B.A. Philosophy and Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa

Awards, Fellowships & Residencies:

Brooklyn Arts Council Artist Grant
BRIC Media Fellowship

Bronx Museum Artist In the Marketplace cohort

Project for Empty Space, Feminist in Residence
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, ACE Grant
Vermont Studio Center Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship
BRIC visual artist summer residency

The Laundromat Project, commissioned artist for the Khayamiya Monument
Brooklyn Arts Council grants for the Khayamiya Monument
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant nomination

Art Matters, grant nomination
Brooklyn Arts Council grants for RASMI

The Laundromat Project Create Change fellowship with partial scholarship
Paperworks Unbound Award: selection for 8 most distinguished works, Claire Gilman, curator of The Drawing Center
Puffin Foundation and Brooklyn Arts Council grants for RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab or Muslim youth in Brooklyn
Fiscal sponsorship through Brooklyn Arts Council

Curator Mahnaz Fancy’s list of top 30 works for Curate NYC
Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts grant for RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab and Muslim youth in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Arts Council Local Arts Support grant for RASMI        

Emerging Artist Purchase Award, WAH Society, Williamsburg, NY

Foundation Book Award, Painting Department, Mass College of Art

Selected Exhibitions:

Figuring the Floral,
with: Derrick Adams, Nicole Awai, Bahar Behbahani, Christian Ruiz Berman, Sanford Biggers, Cecile Chong, Max Colby, Abigail DeVille, Valerie Hegarty, Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker, Diana Lozano, Natalia Nakazawa, Ebony G. Patterson, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Lina Puerta, Simonette Quamina, David Rios Ferreira, Alexandria Smith, Katherine Toukhy, Linia Iris Viktor, William Villalongo, Saya Woolfalk, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

For Freedoms Public Engagement Piece, with BAM 50 State Initiative, Brooklyn, NY
Part Three Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY        
Home Front, Old Stone House, Brooklyn NY
Four Person show: Incision, Feminists in Residence Exhibition, with Camille Lee, Chaya Babu, Christen Clifford, Katherine ToukhyProject for Empty Space, Newark, NJ    

BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY
Multitudes: Art after the #Muslimban, St. Lawrence College, Canton, NY

The Khayamiya Monument and Open Mic, Arab American Association, Brooklyn, NY
Shehrezade’s gift, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Shehrezade’s gift, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Two-person show: And still she grows flowers in her flesh. New work with Alexandria Smith Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
The Art of Herstory, Skylight Gallery and Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Creative Dissent, Alwan for the Arts, NY, NY

Solo show: This story has no end, HERE Arts Center, Soho, NY
Living Museum, collaboration with Floor Groetenhuis for Queens Art Intervention 
Shehrezade’s gift, Local Project, Queens, NY
The tea talks: A collective archive, part of DIWAN conference at Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
You broke the ocean in half, Bay Ridge SAW, public art installation, Brooklyn, NY

Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Solo show: Artificial Romance, a mixed media installation, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Prologue-Epilogue The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ Open Doors Festival
Are we Already Gone? Flickerlab Studios, NY, NY
Alwan for the Arts Benefit Auction, Shirin Gallery, NY NY
Bay Ridge SAW, public art installation on 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Curate NYC, official selection by guest curator Mahnaz Fancy, NY, NY
AccessArt, Brooklyn Arts Council Benefit Auction, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
DIWAN 5: A Forum for the Arts, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

WAH Sweet Sixteen Gala and Exhibit, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
WAH Spring Fling, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Mujeres: Modern perspectives, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

International Women’s Day Film Festival, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Women’s Independent International Film Festival, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

Change: To Make the Form, Nature, or Content, Future Course of Something Different, Washington Street Art Center, Boston, MA

Between Image and Reality, guest for “Diwan: A Forum for the Arts,” Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

WCA Annual Exhibition,
Bunker Hill College Art Gallery, Roxbury, MA


Selected Teaching, Workshops, & Public Speaking:

Mar 27-30: Panelist, Arab/Inigenous: Palestinian, Indigenous North African, and Arab/ Native Art, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Portland Oregon

Guest Artist, Black Love Fest by The Black School, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, Harlem, NY

Speaker, Sanctuary, Lincoln Center Rubenstein Auditorium, NY, NY
Guest Lecturer, Collaborative Research Studio, The New School, NY, NY

Artist talk, Shehrezade’s Gift, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Artist talks, The Art of Herstory, Skylight Gallery and Welancora Gallery, NY

Interactive presentation, The tea talks, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Panelist, Icononclasts: Arab American Women Cross the New Frontier, at the DIWAN conference, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Creator and Director, RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab and Muslim youth in Brooklyn

Curriculum writer and Teacher, A video workshop for teens using Iraqi poetry, hip hop, and storytelling, Al Bustan, Philadelphia, PA 

Curriculum writer and Co-teacher, Voices Beyond Walls: Making youth videos in Palestine & teaching with them in the U.S, West Bank and Northeastern U.S.

Selected panelist at Diwan: A Forum for the Arts, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Selected Bibliography

“Meet the 2019 Media Arts Fellowship Recipients,” BRIC Blog, Dec 17, 12:00pm.

Cascone, Sarah,  "Editor's Picks: 15 Things to See in New York This Week," for Incision at Project for Empty Space, Artnet news, January 29, 2017.    

Brooklyn Arts Council, “Veterans Day BAC Grantee Spotlight and Interview,” Nov 11. spotlight-bac-grantee
Alli, Chanel, “Crown Heights’ FiveMyles Gallery Offers Dynamic Summer Exhibition,” BKReader, July 7, 2016.

Nii, Yuko, “The 10 AWARD Recipients of ‘Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound show,”Awardee announcement with photograph, 2015.     

Oweis, Fayeq, editor, “Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists,” Greenwood Press, 2008.

Selected Publications as Author

Toukhy, Katherine. “A Bomb With a Ribbon Around It.” Jadaliyya (online) January 2014.,-With-Ribbon-Around-It
Toukhy, Katherine. “Retropical: Superstitions of the Other.” Contemporary Other. Issue 1, 2015
Toukhy, Katherine. “Environmental Justice Local to Global.” The Laundromat Project Blog. September 2014.
Garrido, Ro and Toukhy, Katherine. “Creative Conversations.” The Laundromat Project Blog. November 2014.    


Private collection of Mike Staab, Brooklyn, NY

Private collection of Enayat Morgan, Cairo, Egypt

Private collection of Darryl Hollan, Brooklyn, NY

Yuko Nii Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY