Osman Andrew Young carries powerful relationships between the visual practice of the written form, and the value and sensibility of its meaning. Born in Tanzania from Scottish English parents, Osman came to Cairo in 1984 after his M.A. in History of Art from St. Andrews University, Scotland. At first he taught English privately and at AUC, and then started working with Arabic calligraphy in 1989. Calligraphy exhibitions include the British Council, the Cairo Opera House, ikan3 Zamalek, and exhibition at AUC.
He practices as a homeopath with an International Diploma in Classical Homeopathy (2000) and has diversified into Voice Dialogue, one-on-one Family Constellation, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. He has been teaching adult drawing courses for the last twelve years using Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and also applied color theory courses.
For eight years he was an affiliate faculty member with AUC’s Performing and Visual Art department, where he taught drawing, calligraphy, art history and creativity. Currently he teaches in AUC’s Rhetoric and Composition department and also Who Am I? -Explorations in Consciousness and Self Across the Disciplines. He sees his artwork, complementary medicine and teaching as different approaches to consciousness work.