“Passionate about calligraphy since early age. Originally from Iraq, now lives in Dubai, UAE. A civil engineer by practice. His degree in Civil Engineering, received from Basra University in 1996, complemented his artistic pursuits and offered him the skills necessary to excel at draftsmanship and design. His unique style borrows from the exquisite craftsmanship of traditional practitioners and the vibrancy of contemporary culture.
A calligrapher and designer of logotypes with over 20 years experience. Worked for well-known clients in branding design, advertising agencies and big corporations. In addition to the graphic applications of his calligraphic works, he has practiced calligraphy as an artform, producing fine art calligraphy pieces that are included in many private and public collections throughout the world.”
Letters of Love
U.S Debut Exhibition of Wissam Shawkat
Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 7pm – 10pm
Space is limited.
151 Orchard Street (b/w Rivington + Stangton Street)
New York City