Born in Qamishli, Syria to a family of Armenian heritage, visual artist Kevork Mourad now lives and works in New York City. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts in Armenia. Mourad employs a unique technique of live drawing and animation in concert with musicians — developing a collaboration in which art and music harmonize with one another. Mourad has been a resident teaching artist at Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Holy Cross (Worcester). He is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and is featured in the film “Music of Strangers” (2016).