Vicki Khuzami, born in Brooklyn, is an illustrator, muralist, and set designer. She earned a BFA (magna cum laude) from SUNY New Paltz and has also studied at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts.
Khuzami feels that above all, “art should communicate and inspire” and holds the philosophy that art is a “vehicle to experience life.” She says, “Perhaps what is the most rewarding part of my work is that it is never boring; every project challenges my skills and is out there for the public to enjoy.” Khuzami loves history and research and often takes on projects with these themes.
Khuzami’s work as a muralist is extensive and spans worldwide. She created murals for the Capitol Building, the New York Botanical Garden, Bloomingdale’s, Disneyland Tokyo, and the National Park Service, among many others. She has also illustrated book covers for Dell Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Magazine, and New York Press. She began her career restoring 19th century paintings and later worked at Evergreene Painting Studios. Khuzami opened her own studio in 1995. She has also taught mural painting at the New School in New York City.