Alameen says that he frequently has dreams of cool, colorful oceans populated by magical fish, whales, and other sea creatures. That sense of naïveté can be observed in the subject-matter of his elaborate graphic prints.
Qahtan Alameen was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad. He relocated to Canada in 2002 where he studied photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He went on to earn a Diploma in Graphic Design from Compu College, Halifax, in 2006.
Alameen has extensive experience in creating, designing, preparing, and repairing artwork utilizing traditional materials. He is also a proficient digital artist. Some of his works are featured in collections at the Art Center for Fine Arts in Baghdad, Iraq and the Canadian Immigration Art Center in Halifax, NS, Canada.
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.