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Solo Exhibitions (Abstract Painting)

  • Emancipation, Tabler Center for Arts, Culture, and Humanities, Stony Brook, NY. Apr. 2017
  • Transcendence, Narthex Gallery, New York, NY.  May – July 2015
  • Revelation, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  Dec. 2013

 

Group Exhibitions (Abstract Painting)

  • If So, What? Art Fair, Roya Khadjavi Projects, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2018
  • The Poetics of Diaspora: Iranian Contemporary Art, Artnet Auction in collaboration with ADVOCARTSY, The Space, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2017
  • States of Being in Abstract. Nov. 2016, Roya Khadjavi Projects and Asia Contemporary Art Week, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
  • Grant Winners Exhibition. Nov. 2016, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
  • In The Abstract. July-Aug. 2016, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
  • Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary North America. June 2016, Advocartsy, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 73rd Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists. Oct. – Nov. 2015, Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY
  • Global Perspective. Nov. – Jan. 2015, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton and Riverdale, NY
  • Paris American Academy – Paris, France. July 2014
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY (with Elisa Contemporary Art). Apr. 2014
  • 100th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America. Nov. 2013, The National Arts Club – New York, NY
  • 71st Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists. Oct. – Dec. 2013, Salmagundi Art Club (online due to gallery repairs) 
  • Manhattan Borough President’s Office Exhibition. New York, NY. July – Aug. 2013
  • Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Red Dot Exhibition, New York, NY.  June 2013
  • Gramercy Neighborhood Associates Annual Arts Exhibit. Feb. 2013, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 99th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America. Nov. 2012, The National Arts Club , New York, NY
  • 70th Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists. Oct. 2012, Salmagundi Art Club (online due to gallery repairs). Award-winner
  • Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Annual Exhibition, New York, NY. 2009 – 2013
  • Photography Exhibition: Norouz. Mar. 2011, Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • Union Square Artists Organization Open Studios 2010, New York, NY. May 2010
  • “12/12: Arts United for Iran.” Dec. 2009, West Chelsea Building Studio 520, New York, NY
  • Union Square Artists Organization Open Studios 2009, New York, NY. Sept. 2009

 

Distinctions

  • Artist in Residence of the College of Arts, Culture and Humanities, Stony Brook University – Awardee, Stony Brook, NY, 2017
  • Sing for Hope Pianos project – Commissioned Selectee, New York City, 2016
  • Fantasy Fountain Fund Scholarship sponsoring monthlong painting fellowship in Paris, France – Scholarship Winner, 2014
  • Painting Revelation 26 chosen among 1,900 submissions by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator & Director of Collections of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, for online exhibition by Curate NYC, 2013
  • The Jeffery Berman Director’s Award in Collage or Mixed Media, Audubon Artists Incorporated – Recipient, 2012 Annual Exhibition
  • Women’s International Leadership Program, International House, New York City – Scholarship Winner, 2006 – 2007
  • New York Artists Equity Association, Member
  • Allied Artists of America, Associate Member

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York  (2012)
  • Master of Arts in Urban Planning, University of Tehran, Iran (2003)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theoretical Economics, University of Tehran, Iran  (1999)
  • Mentorship in Painting and Mixed Media, Bruce Dorfman, Art Students League of New York, NYC (2007-2013)

 

Bibliography

 

Instruction

  • In-Studio Porcelain Painting Instruction, New York City. 2009-present, Private and group classes, all levels
  • Children’s Art Workshop and Art History Instruction (freelance). 2015-present, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society (NYC), Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Art Students League of New York, New York City. 2012-2014, Teacher Assistant to Bruce Dorfman, Mixed Media class
  • The Isabel O’Neil Studio Workshop, New York City. June 2012