Dr. Salman Alhajri is an artist, graphic designer and researcher in the field of visual arts. Academically he is an assistant professor of Graphic Design, at Department of Art Education at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. In 2005 Alhajri graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with MsDesign. In 2013 he graduated with a PhD from School of The Arts of Loughborough University in the UK. In 2014, he won a bronze award of design in the world's largest design competition in Italy “A' Design Award & Competition”. Alhajri participated in many local and international exhibitions and conferences. 



He took a part in presenting lectures in arts and design conferences in Chicago, London, Glasgow, Kobe (Japan), Croatia, Rome, Kuwait, Bahrain, Amman and many others. Nationally, Alhajri is a member in the Omani Society of Fine Arts and the Youth Studio as well as a member in many technical scientific and academic institutions, internationally. 


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Dr. Alhajri seeks to see the flourishing of fine arts and graphic design in the Sultanate.He presented his own artistic style, experiences, philosophy with a contemporary vision that is distinguished by its simplicity, color harmony, composition and the influential ability. His work is distinguished also by the diversity of the arts practices including abstract, expressive, digital art, and Arabic calligraphy. His designs and artworks represent Omani culture, people and heritage in several of forms. His artworks collected by several governmental and privet  institutions, and individuals including, Qasr Al Alam, The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, at Sultan Qaboos University, The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar, Dhofar Municipality Salalah, and Prince Charles.

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Visual artist, graphic designer and researcher in the field of visual arts

Born in 1978

Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design, Department of Art Education at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Academic Qualifications:

2013 PhD in art and graphic design Education from Loughborough University, UK

2005 Master of Design from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

2001 Bachelor of  Education (Art Education) Department of Art Education, Sultan Qaboos University

The most recognized awards:

  • December 2017- won the 1st award in the 12th annual exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy and Script Calligraphy, of Omani Society of Fine Arts.
  • November 2016- won the 2nd award in the 1st annual exhibition Graphic Design of Omani Society of Fine Arts.
    October 2016- won the jury award in the 24th annual exhibition of Omani Society of Fine Arts.
  • October 2015 won the prize of the committee in a piece of artwork in the field of graphic design, in the ninth exhibition of small artworks in the Omani Society of Fine Arts.
  • 2014– Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2013-2014, Italy.
  • 2013 – Won the First Graphic Design Award in the 8th Calligraphy & Script Calligraphy Annual Exhibition 2013.
  • 2013 – Won the First Prize in the graphic design division of the Small Artwork Exhibition competition, Omani Society for Fine Arts.
  • 2009 – Won a competition as a finalist in the 14th International Biennial Print Exhibition, ROC, organised by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
  • 2009 – Won a competition as a finalist in the International Aesthetica Creative Works Competition Art Category, organised by Aesthetica Magazine, UK.

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  • 2008 – Won a competition for best research poster on the Creative Interdisciplinarity in Art & Design Research Conference, Loughborough University, UK.
  • 2008 – madalya of participating at the 21st Annual Festival of Plastic Art (Mahras) Tunisia.
  • 2000 – 1st Prize at the 13th Gathering of Arabic Scout  Rovers in Kuwait.
  • Many of participating and appreciations certificates from different Omani institutions.

International participation:

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  • 9- 15 January 2018, The 7th Annual Art Exhibition titled: "Horse & Desert Heritage", Al Najma Club, Bahrain. 
  • 6-13 December, 2017 participated with 10 artworks in the Art exhibition that associated with the art and design event, "Layers", College of Arts, University of Bahrain.
  • 23 November 2017, participated with 4 digital (printed) in the occasion of the 47th celebration of National Day at the Omani Council in Australia.   
  • Konoos Fine Art, Auction & Exhibition, At Lanes borough Hotel, 28 of September 2017, operated by Bonhams.
  • The 3rd Solo Exhibition "Shores of The Dreams" at Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Foundation, Dubai, between 26th of April to 12 of May 2017. 
  • Many international exhibitions, workshops and seminars in: Algeria, Brunei, Iran, London, Kuwait, Dubai, Tunisia and Sydney.
  • Art schools and the fine art trends:
  •  Art field: free drawing, digital painting, oil painting, graphic design, photography.
  • Trends: calligraphy, realism, expressive art, influential art, surrealism, abstract, and constructive.
  • Themes: landscape, Omani historical motives  , the Omani environment, calligraphy, humanity issues, portraits and calligraphy.  
  • o Raw materials and tools used: Acrylic colors, silk screen printing, computer and graphics programs, printers, tablets, smartphones, and various materials.

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