Guirguis was born in Alexandria in 1955. He holds a BFA (1980), an MFA (1986) and a PhD in Philosophy of Art with a thesis focused on “Coptic Art and Its Effect on Modern Art” (1991). His extensive studies have had a major impact on his work, providing him with an immediately recognizable style and a unique, unparalleled technique reminiscent of religious iconography, making his works true masterpieces. His use of egg tempera and gold leaf on treated wood—a long-forgotten technique—is a testament of his passion and pride about the past, while tackling contemporary and popular subject matters. He is also a member of the Syndicate of Fine Artists in Egypt.
Guirguis has held many solo exhibitions between the years 1988 and 1998. Some of his solo exhibitions were held at the Spanish Cultural Center (1988), Saint Mark University (1989), Faculty of Applied Arts in Zamalek (1991), French Cultural Center in Alexandria (1993) and Hanager Arts Center in Cairo (1997). He also participated in various group exhibitions and art events between the years 1978 and 1997.
Collectibles of Guirguis’ can be found both inside and outside Egypt in Alexandria, Cairo, London, France, Austria, Germany, Canada as well as