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 graduated 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 (FAID) 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 a 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 for education led her to the unique Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She specialized in the field of Art History and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004.

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

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

Her Exhibitions


  1. 7. 2013, Equipe Exode, “Evolution”, Beirut Lebanon
  2. 6. 2009, Ministry of Tourism, The Glass Gallery “Envision Dream” Beirut Lebanon
  3. 5. 2003, Bristol Hotel, “Collective Art”, Beirut Lebanon
  4. 4. 2000, Ministry of Tourism, The Glass Gallery “Nostalgia”, Beirut Lebanon
  5. 3. 1999, Goethe Institute, “Landscape and People”, Beirut Lebanon
  6. 2. 1996, Goethe Institute, “May Talhouk dans son Voyage…”, Beirut Lebanon
  7. 1.1995, Al-Mawarid Bank, “Watercolor and Oil”, Beirut Lebanon

Collective Exhibits

  1. 11. 2016, ArtExpo, World Wide Art, New York
  2. 10. 2016, UNESCO, SOS ART LIBAN, Beirut Lebanon
  3. 9. 2015, Jafet Library, Talent Staff, Beirut Lebanon
  4. 8. 2015, The Brick Lane Gallery, Portrait, London UK
  5. 7. 2014, Lebanese Artist Association, Nawaar, Beirut Lebanon
  6. 6. 2014, Mariam Studies Center, Virgin Mary Protector of the East, NDU-Loueizeh Lebanon
  7. 5. 2011, Collective exhibit, Ba’akline Lebanon
  8. 4. 2011, Collective Art Exhibit, Aley - Lebanon
  9. 3. 2009, UNESCO – Collective Exhibit, Beirut - Lebanon
  10. 2. 2005, Piscine Stairs, Aley - Lebanon
  11. 1. 2003, Washington Hotel, Collective Exhibit, Washington, D.C. USA

Her Awards

  1. 2017, Honored for the participation in the Circle Foundation Artist, Lyon- France
  2. 1992, 1st prize winner in the Art competition for international Deaf Children in Larnaca, Cyprus