May Talhouk was born in Aley, Lebanon. Her Deafness was discovered at the age of 3 months which caused her to enroll at The Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (F. A. I. D) from nursery all through until she graduaed with a high school diploma in 1993.

At the age of five, she showed great interest in painting which led her to join the Hamawi Art Center when her school (F. A. I. D), closed for two years being on the demarcation line, due to the civil war in  Lebanon.

After her school reopened, she took intensive courses in painting on holidays. When she graduated from F. A. I. D, she joined the Hamawi Art Center for  two years course in painting and graduated with a diploma acknowledge by the Lebanese government.

Talhouk was not satisfied with her high school diploma. her ambition led her to the unique Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. There, she had to join the English Language Institute (ELI) department within the university to reach the level of the university standard. After being accepted at Gallaudet University in 1999, she specialised in the field of Art Histroy and graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in 2004

Talhouk had an internship and worked at Nation Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

She paints with oil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic and pastel

Her exhibition:


7. 2013, Equipe Exode “Evolution”, Beirut Lebanon

6. 2009, Ministry of Tourism, The Glass Gallery “Envision Dream”,    Beirut Lebanon

5. 2003, Bristol Hotel, “Collecive Art”, Beirut Lebanon

4. 2000, Ministry of Tourism, The Glass Gallery “Nostalgia”, Beirut Lebanon

3. 1999, Goethe Institute, “Landscape and People”, Beirut Lebanon

2. 1996, Goethe Institute, “May Talhouk dans son Voyage…,” Beirut Lebanon

1.  1995, Al-Mawarid Bank, “Watercolor and Oil”, Beirut Lebanon


Collective Exhibits

11. 2016, ArtExpo, World Wide Art, New York USA

10. 2016, Unesco, SOS ART LIBAN, Beirut Lebanon

9. 2015, Jafet Library, Talent Staff, Beirut Lebanon

8. 2015, The Brick Lane Gallery, Portrait, London U.K.

7. 2014, Lebanese Artist Association, Nawaar, Verdun Beirut Lebanon

6. 2014, Mariam Studies Center, Virgin Mary Protector of the East, NDU- Loueizeh

5. 2011, Collective Exhibit, Ba’akline Lebanon

4. 2011. Collective Art Exhibit, Aley Lebanon

3. 2009, Unesco – Collective Exhibit, Beirut Lebanon

2. 2005, Piscine Stairs, Aley Lebanon

1. 2003, Collective Exhibit, Washington Hotel, Washington D.C.

1992, 1st prize winner in Art competition for International Deaf Children in Larnaca Cyprus