Gailani is a self-taught contemporary artist of Iraqi decent living in Muscat, Oman. He exhibits his paintings in the Middle-East, Europe & North America. His recent work is know for its pop-art inspired portraits with street graffiti lettering.
He is the founder of “Gailani Art Retreat” a creative getaway of self-expression using painting and music that has engaged more than 1,000 participants over 55 art retreats since its inception in 2013.
In September 201 6his work exhibited in New York Coffee Art Festival won the Visitor Choice Award. The same month he published his book “Gailani - An Artistic Journey” - A memoir of his life story told through paintings. In December 2017 his painting “the Refugee” won the Jury word for 3rd Annual “Show Your World Art Competition” showcased at Gallery MC, New York City. He’s also was also awarded Best International Artist at Art Vancover in 2018 . In December 2018 he debuted his art work at Red Dot Miami during the Art Basel Week., and then at Art Wynwood in February 2019
Along with painting art, Gailani lends his creativity to interior design. Although not a professionally trained interior designer, Gailani has worked on several office interior renovation projects as a creative concept consultant and a project manager.