-Founder of Elmarssam Fine Arts Gallery in Alexandria. -Professor at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (from 2000 till present) -Professor at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt (from 1979) -Member of the Syndicate of Fine Arts, Division of Painting, Alexandria, Egypt. Gamal Abdelghany lived in the Egyptian city of Alexandria since the day he was born in 1956. At a young age, he had a great fondness for the sea, which became more evident in his work subjects when he enrolled in the Architecture Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Furthermore, the close proximity of the departments of Sculpture and Photography with the Department of Architecture confirmed Gamal’s interest in the diverse range of art mediums. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in 1979, Gamal was employed as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria. During that time, his passion in fine arts grew even more, which lead him to collaborate with several other faculty members from departments like Sculpture and Photography. Around that time, Gamal enrolled at the Fine Arts Syndicate, Division of Painting. He also, enrolled at the Syndicate of Engineers, Division of Architecture. Gamal participated in several fine arts exhibitions and galleries in association with the Fine Arts Syndicate. Eventually, he became the Board Chairman of the Housing Association for the Fine Arts Syndicate in 1997 and held that title for more than 5 years. He established a firm relationship with many Alexandrian artists and participated in the foundation of the ‘Monday Forum’ at the syndicate headquarters in Alexandria. Coincidentally, Gamal had the opportunity to found his own private fine arts gallery ‘Elmarssam’ next to the syndicate’s headquarters, which reaffirmed his relationship with many Alexandrian fine artists. In the summer of 1984, Gamal participated in The Committee of Heritage Conservation in Alexandria, in association with the The Comprehensive Planning of Alexandria for 2005 project. In the course of that project, he produced 75 visual architecture perspective panels for a number of monuments and buildings that are registered as heritage. All of these panels are documented in the project report at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. In 1998, Gamal joined a consulting architectural group from the Faculty of Fine Arts to work on the urban development of Alexandria, which included developing the Main Train Station in Downtown Alexandria, the Desert Entrance at the outskirts of Alexandria, and the Alexandria Sea Front. Since 2000, Gamal has been working abroad as an Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he earned a fortunate opportunity to join a consulting architectural group for working on the expansion of Al-Mataf at the Holy Mosque in Makkah. During his stay for 16 years in the city of Al-Khobar, which shares several attributes with Alexandria, Gamal participated in several architectural competitions and projects, as well as projects to develop many squares in the cities of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he showcased 6 fine arts exhibitions at the University of Dammam and accomplished more than 350 fine arts works. Gamal continues to create fine art work today. He works in different painting mediums such as oils, acrylics, knife paintings, polyester and sand murals.

98 x 68 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1415 AH

83 x 113 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1993

98 x 68 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1415 AH

98 x 68 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1990

69 X 49 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1414 AH

69 x 49 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1991

98 x 68 cm - Mixed media on canvas - 1991

148 x 100 cm - Oil on canvas - 1991