Johnny Semaan is a Beirut-based Syrian artist born in Lattakia. He graduated from Damascus University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in 2007. He was then an instructor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tishreen University in Lattakia. He obtained his Masters degree in Plastic Arts from the Lebanese University in Beirut in 2019.
Johnny is also the recipient of the 2019 Boghossian Foundation Prize in Lebanon for painting. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions both locally (in Syria and Lebanon) and internationally. In his body of work, he focuses on human anatomy, through which he explores themes related to human nature and social life.