Iranian Artists Page | ?Abbas Mehran
?Abbas Mehran
Born 1946, Neyriz, Iran// Lived also in Argentina, the USA, and Australia since 1980// Education: Graduated, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of South Australia, 1999// Painting courses, Florida International University, 1993// Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors, the USA 1988// Bachelor of Business Management, University of Tehran 1972// Art Career and Research: Coffee-house painting style in Iran, 2003// Lecturing: Guest lecturer, Uni SA since 2002// Residency: 3 Months residency, China 2008, // SA Multicultural Art Center Multicultural mural, 2007 // Awards: 2009 Finalist, Celeste Prize, Berlin, 2009// 2008 Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize; // Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize,// 2007 Multicultural Art Prize, NEXUS Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, // 2006 Established Artist Project Grant, Arts SA // 2003 First Prize (Painting), The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize// 2000-2003 4 project grants // 1999 First Prize, The National AQ Printworks Art Prize,// Solo Exhibitions: 2010 Moving on, Gallery139, Aelaide, // 2009 Post Dream Secrets, Arya Gallery, Longing Belonging, Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation, Tehran, Iran// 2007 Selected Paintings, Shanghai Art Fair, China, Synthesis, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Look At Me, NEXUS Multicultural Art Gallery// 2006 Selected work, South Australian Museum, Adelaide// 2005 New Paintings, Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide// 2004 Chapter One, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane// 2001 Searching into the Past, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, BMG Arts Adelaide// Group Exhibitions: Participation in more than 40 group exhibitions in Australia, Taiwan (Taipei Museum of Arts), and Germany since 2000.