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Vision 2030

Size/76 x 56 cm
Price/$1,500

Videogaming

Size/76 x 56 cm
Price/$1,450

The Peasant

Size/76 x 56 cm
Price/$1,700

Flying Moustaches

Size/99 x 68.5 cm
Price/$1,800

Cinema

Size/76 x 56 cm
Price/$1,450

Shopping Craze

Size/18 x 13 cm
Price/$200

Hanged

Size/35.5 x 28 cm
Price/$350

Golden Cage

Size/35.5 x 28 cm
Price/$350

Hussain Al Ismail

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1988

Saudi Arabia

Canada

Artist’s Story

Hussain Al Ismail is a Saudi Arabian artist who devotes himself to expressing his thoughts and societal issues through art / At university, Hussain was an active member of the Theatre club as well as the Fine Art club / This is where he had the opportunity to develop his artistic skills and started his journey as a cartoonist / He went through a number of gigs in the corporate creative industry, including working as a gallery manager at Desert Designs Gallery in Saudi Arabia before moving to Canada in 2015 / He often produces simple yet playful doodles with intriguing details around various cultural themes as well as the theme of human interaction /

"Never underestimate the power of a sketch, even the greatest masterpieces started with a doodle. Create! Always."

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions

2014 ‘Etar’, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

2013 ‘Etar’, Society of Culture & Arts, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Group Exhibitions

2016 ‘A coming together’, Areej Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016 ‘Identity Borders’, Alriwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain

2016 ‘Hawamish’, Tasami Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2016 ‘Loud Art: Reinterpreting the Contemporary’, Gallery Sarah, Muscat, Oman

2016 ‘Art of Leverage’, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada

2015 ‘Sixty Percent’, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2015 ‘Sketchat’, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

2014 ‘Loud Art: Executing Culture Shock’, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

2014 ‘Loud Art: Executing Culture Shock’, Naila Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2013 Fine Arts’ Group, Qatif, Saudi Arabia

2013 ‘Ma’ra O’la’ – Five Artists Exhibition, Society of Culture & Arts, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

2012 Jeryan Festival, Abdulaziz Hussain Center, Kuwait

2011 Shobak Festival, Edge of Arabia, London, UK

2011 Youth Exhibition, Ministry of Culture & Information, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2010 Fine Arts’ Club, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

2010 Fine Arts’ Group, Qatif, Saudi Arabia

2010 Al-Ahsa Artists’ Group, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

2009 Al-Ahsa Artists’ Group, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Residencies

2014 Artist Residency, British Council, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2011 Crossway Foundation, London, United Kingdom

Awards and Grants

2015 Al Kassabi International Award II, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2013 Fourth Scientific Conference, Ministry of Higher Education, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

2013 Young Artists Symposium, Society of Culture & Arts, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

2012 Third Scientific Conference, Ministry of Higher Education, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

2011 Second Scientific Conference, Ministry of Higher Education, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2011 Youth Competition, Ministry of Culture & Information, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2010 First Scientific Conference, Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2010 Most Competitive Youth, SAGIA with Edge of Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Group exhibition, ‘A coming together’, Areej Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014 Solo show ‘Etar’, Desert Designs, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011 Crossway Foundation, London, UK