Architect, artist and chairs designer, P. Mouhanna graduated in 1983 from the ”Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik”; USEK, Faculty of Fine Arts; he was awarded the same year the first prize and a scholarship to study in Germany.
Since 1985 P. Mouhanna is a Professor at USEK in the fields of interior design and painting; he also started his professional career in Beirut, and founded in 1985 his own studio ‘Atelier Pierre Mouhanna’.
1991 – 2000: he was professor in interior architecture, graphic design and painting, as well as Head of the Art and Design department at Thevenet college, Rabweh, affiliated with Duquesne university, PA, USA.
During these teaching years he wrote several related articles and attended numerous seminars.
He also collaborated with the Italian manufacturer DARRA, “lavorazione artistica del vetro” as well as the Chinese manufacturer Junhui, electrical lamps factory, Zhongshan City….
1998: He joined the Lebanese Painters and Sculptors Association and became a member of the Lebanese Alumni Association in Italy.
Since then Mouhanna has been involved in research in a variety of fields: architecture, landscaping, industrial design as well as paintings techniques and graphism.
Mouhanna cultivates a particular interest in neo-modern and contemporary design. He designs objects, furniture and chairs. He admits that his architectural aptitude affects his pictorial approach: “I work with geometric forms every day”.
He participated during several years to the Sursock Museum Autumn Salon.
He participated in several international trade fairs held in Beirut; “Idex”, “Fine”, and “Art-Déco Simaa” (salon international des métiers d’art et d’architecture) from 1995 to 2002.
In 2008 he was invited to participate in a live painting session inspired by the German requiem opus of Johannes Brahms organized by Chahine gallery, Beirut.
Since 1995 he visits regularly the annual international exhibitions held in Italy: Fiera di Milano, Fiera del mobile (Pesaro), Abitare il tempo (Verona), and Promosedia (Udine), in order to keep up with trends, new materials and changing technologies.
In March 2005 the International Committee of the Selection B.I.D.,( Business Initiative Directions), Madrid-Spain, has awarded a prize ‘quality summit award’ in the gold category to “Atelier Pierre Mouhanna” ; the award ceremony was held in New York during the 19th international congress.
In July 2014 P. Mouhanna launched his new line of chairs design 2015 in several important historical cities in Italy; Roma, San Giovanni Rotondo, Gallipoli, Lecce, Napoli and Capri.
Recent shows in Lebanon
2010: Surface Libre, Liban
2012-2013: USEK, Beirut
2015: participated in the 40th anniversary of Fine Arts USEK expo
2016: The attraction of the Lebanese Landscape, Aida Cherfan Fine Art