Gailani is self-taught contemporary artist of Iraqi & Pakistani decent living Muscat and Oman. He exhibits his paintings in the Middle-East, Europe&North America. His recent works is known for its pop-up inspired portraits with street graffiti lettering.
He is founder of ”Gailani Art Retreat” a creative gateway of self-expression using painting and music that has engaged more than 800 participant 50 art retreats since its inception in 2013.
In September 2016, his work exhibited in NYC Coffee Art Festival and won the Visitor Choice Award. The same month he published his book ”Gailani – An Artistic Journey” – A memory of his life story. His painting ”The Refugee” won the jury award at the 3rd Annual ”Show Your World Art Competition” showcased in Gallery MC, New York City.
Gailani also curates art works of other middle-east based artists, writes a column on the art world for an Omani periodical, and lectures on ”Arts & Healing” to students in schools and colleges in Omani.