Sami lived his early adult years in war-torn Iraq surrounded by tension and the horror of daily bombings and assassinations.

Sami’s present paintings have elements inspired by the shape of symbols found in our everyday life; his paintings rely on memories. He tries to record the incidents as fragments moving in the paintings in many directions, giving the impression of breakage and destruction in the structure of his works.

He holds a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Iraq, having graduated in 2004. He later graduated from Belfast School of Art, Ulster University with a BA Fine Art with First Class Honours Degree. Sami is currently studying MFA in Goldsmith, University of London.

Mohammed Sami has shown at a variety of galleries and had five solo shows, having participated in number of local and international group shows.