Ali Alnashmi is a visual artist who specializes in multiple disciplines of visual art, including wood working and foam. He primarily utilizes oil and acrylic paint to produce more emotive and vibrant colors in his artwork.
Ali is originally from Baghdad, Iraq, where during his formative years, Ali discovered his love for the arts, and decided to pursue a degree in fine arts at Baghdad University. After earning the degree, Ali relocated to Beirut, Lebanon for eleven years. Ali and his family immigrated to Erie in 2009.
Ali's work within Erie and the northwest region of Pennsylvania includes exhibitions at the Schuster Art Gallery at Gannon University, World Refugee Day at the Erie County Public Library, the Barber National Institute, Celebrate Erie's Community Art Festival, and the Perry Painted Piano for the Erie Downtown Partnership.
In addition, Ali has completed installations at the Erie Art Museum, Habibi Mediterranean Cuisine, and has earned an award as People's Choice at the Barber National Institute Art Exhibit in 2010.