Painter, Photographer, New Media Artist
Born 1957 Hamadan –Iran
Lives Canberra - Australia
M.A. in painting
B.A. in Visual Arts, with distinction
Additional training and research
1 year full time research in Art History, Department of Art History, University of Central England (UCE), Birmingham, UK, PA (Oct. 1992 - Oct. 93
Certificate of French language and civilization, Department of language, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, PA (July 1991- Jan 1991, Full time study)
Awards and Prizes:
Certificate of Art honors award, for paintings and drawings of the Iran-Iraq war, Iran Islamic Art Centre, Tehran, Iran, 2000.
Certificate of honor award, for selected photo collage art work, the Organizing Committee of China International Art Exposition, Beijing, China, 1999.
Best art work prize for painting, International Art competition (Hareme Amn), Ministry of Art and Culture Tehran, Iran, 1988.
Certificate of honor Art honor award for my war art mural painting, Iran Ministry of Art and Culture, Tehran, Iran, 1987.
Special prize for selected painting in the third biennial of Contemporary Iranian Paintings, Tehran Contemporary Museum, Tehran, Iran, 1995.
Artist In Residence, at the “ Instituto de Investigaciones, Estéticas”, Mexico National University (UNAM), Mexico City , Mexico, from st1 May- 10 June, 2008.
Artist in Residence at Salaam Cultural Museum, Seattle, U.S.A., from 12 May- 30 Sep, 2000.
Graham F Smith Peace Trust Inc, Grant for exhibition project: I lost everything - Woman during the war;
An exhibition of photographs & sketches of women living through the Iran- Iraq war (1980-1988), 2005.
ART ACT Grants for developing the Photo collages and paintings: Australian history and heritage, Canberra, Australia, 2005.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2008 20 years of artists works review, Photo-collage and painting, Isfahan Contemporary Museum, Iran.
2007 Iranian History of the18th Century, photo-media collage, Mina Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2006 Women during the Iran- Iraq war, photographs and drawings, Foyer gallery of the School Of Art,ANU,Canberra,Australia.
2006 Revelation, photo-media and painting, Singapore History Museum, Singapore.
2005 Futuristic Vision of the past, photo collage, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Selected group exhibitions:
2010 Honey and Paper, faces in our time, photo media, Beleconon Art Center, Canberra Australia
2009 1st International Fajr Visual art Festival, painting, Tehran Contemporary Museum, Iran.
2008 Australian memory, Photo collage, Belconnen Gallery, (21st july-1st August), Canberra. Australia
2007 New Art Exhibition, new media, Saba Gallery, Iran Academy of Art, Iran.
(Published Catalogue & DVD by: Dr. A. Hosseinirad –pp32-33, Tehran, Iran, 2004).
2007 History Recalls War and Art, photograph and drawing, Northeastern University, Curry student Center Art Gallery ( Jan 8-27), Boston, U.S.A.
2007 War & Modern Art, photo media, Saba Gallery, Academy of ART, Tehran, Iran.
2006 Word into Arts (collection of Modern Middle East Artists), photo collage, British Museum,
(18 May – 3 September) London, UK.