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.