Resmi was born in Diywania, Iraq where he earned a degree in art from the Institute of Fine Arts of Bagdad, following another from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence in Italy. He has participated in various exhibitions in Iraq until he moved to Italy in 1977.
“While following a path, we are often not sure where it will take us, and sometimes we encounter surprises and make discoveries offered by nature along the way. Then slowly, very slowly, an extraordinary final image is formed by the end of the journey. Just as when i start working on a painting, I do not often know how it will end up. But one step after the other, I follow a path with only a sheet of paper and a brush to guide me to where I’m eventually meant to arrive.”