Wissam Shawkat: Thoughts on Modern Calligraphy And Contemporary work

VCUQatar's Graphic Design department presents a lecture by renowned calligrapher and designer Wissam Shawkat.


Wednesday, 30 November 2011
6:00 PM

This lecture is open to the public and no reservations are required.

Exhibition Dates

27 November - 22 December 2011 

About Wissam Shawkut

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. Participated in many local and international competitions and exhibitions and won many awards locally and internationally. Judge and a consultant for several local and international calligraphy functions and exhibitions. Wissam’s work has appeared in many books and publications featuring the art of calligraphy and logos.Selected pieces are part of important private collections across the world.

Lecture Dates

30 Nov – 22 Dec 2011


Free - Open invitation


VCUQatar Atrium