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ABOUT MUHAMMAD SULAIMAN fsna, Artist

Nobody probably believes in the endless possibilities and the inevitable realization of Africa's historical placement in the world as does Muhammad Sulaiman, who is an artist of good repute and a dynamic leader within and outside Nigeria's art community. He holds the esteemed title of Ambassador of Nigerian Art.

With a passion for promoting the artistic heritage of heartland Africa, Muhammad has been on the international stage, promoting cultural and thought-provoking art concepts, building goodwill and meaningful friendships with nations across continents through art.

With his wealth of experience and leadership skills, Muhammad holds several influential positions within the art circle. He is the current President of the Society of Nigerian Artists, an alumnus of the US IVLP programme, President - China Alumni Association of Nigeria, founder of the Abuja International Open Art Expo - an art event that draws amazing talents into the city of Abuja to connect with wider audiences, and importantly too, he founded the Open Mic Forum in 2004 to promote visual art and stage performances as part of his contributions to community art projects, with the sole aim of building talents in the fields of art.

Muhammad Sulaiman's significant impacts on Nigeria's art scenes and beyond have seen recognitions pour in through several prestigious awards which include the Distinguished Ambassador of Nigerian Art award in 2011,

Distinguished Painter of the Nanjing Painting and Calligraphy Academy award in China, (June 2012),

China's Award for Cultural Exchange in 2013.

Distinguished Fellow's Award (Society of Nigerian Artists in July 2014).

Muhammad has exhibited his works in notable cities across the globe; they include the United States of America, France, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and at other beautiful cities.

In addition to his role as President of the Society of Nigerian Artists, he has continued to demonstrate deep commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists and promoting the importance of artistic expressions in the Nigerian and African art societies.

Muhammad Sulaiman, President, Society of Nigerian Artists.



Art has always motivated me to unlock the chests and vaults of possibilities, because it triggers me towards strict adherence to subjective reasonings, by creating works of surreal, realistic and abstract feels that go beyond the mystery feelings of stretched canvases, to the softest parts of art inclined hearts at first sights.

TRAININGS/WORKSHOPS

Having learned from the perspectives of art enthusiasts, patrons and stakeholders in cross-cultural environments over the years, it became pertinent to relearn the ideological deliveries that Pablo, Matisse, Onobrakpeya, Salvador Dali and other amazing masters worked with.