Hisham Youssef was born and raised in America in a spirited environment generated by his parents, an Egyptian and a Russian immigrant. This upbringing had a deep influence on the foundation of his artistic work.

He is a self taught artist. His work in building construction, design, specialty fabrication and restoration for museums and individuals has given him a broad range of skills to apply in the realization of his artistic vision.

His current work explores themes of utility and application of objects, experiences and people from the past.

I tend to work in bursts. Often, I see the whole, complete piece in my mind before I start. Then I have to create with my hands what I have seen. The completion of the piece makes my body feel complete.