Qahtan Alameen was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad. In 2002, he relocated to Canada where he pursued his studies in the art realm, initially by taking photography classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He went on to earn a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design from Compu College, Halifax, in 2006. Alameen has not only had extensive experience in creating, designing, preparing, and repairing artwork utilizing traditional materials, but he is also proficient with using the very latest digital artistic tools. He has spent time volunteering as a Fine Arts teacher with the United Nations Refugee Services, Jakarta, Indonesia, where he taught painting and drawing to refugee children. Alameen has always had dreams of cool, colourful oceans populated by magical fish, whales, and other sea creatures. His work is featured in collections at the Art Center for Fine Arts in Baghdad, Iraq and the Canadian Immigration Art Center in Halifax, NS, Canada.
2015 The Craig Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
2015 Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan
2013 Kalyste Art Gallery, Tunis, Tunis
2012 Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
2010 Hub Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada