Mohammad AL-SHAMMARY
Mohammad AL-SHAMMARY
محمد الشمري

Mohammed Al-Shammarey; Born in Baghdad 1962

Al-Shammarey is a self-taught artist; he works with painting, photography, silk-screen printing, sculpture and book art (dafatir). He has held many solo exhibitions including shows held at his atelier in Baghdad (in 1988, 1991, and 1999); French Culture Centre, Baghdad and Al-Balqa Open Gallery, Fuhaid, in 1998; Orfali Gallery, Amman, 2002; Dar Al-Anda Gallery, Amman, 2004; Rain Song, Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and FA Gallery, Kuwait, 2010, and Word, Object, Motion (with Simeen Farhat), Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas, in 2010.

He has also participated in group exhibitions such as Word into Art, British Museum, London, 2006; Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, travelling exhibition, 2005-2008; Iraqi Artists in Exile, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, 2008; and Modernism and Iraq, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 2009. Al-Shammarey’s work is often inspired by literature a poetry, particularly the writings of Rumi, Mahmoud Darwish and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Since 2008, he has lived and worked in Houston, Texas.

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