Teaching Philosophy 

Visual Arts Practical Courses

IN THE NAME OF IMAGINARY LEARNING

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein. 

Extreme enthusiasm will shine a long experience in the class by applying the efficient distribution of knowledge, which based on a balanced approach to a creative outcome. Practical collaboration through Visual Arts convinces I to build a strong bridge to link the enthusiasm and knowledge to students and help them to create a concept of creation. Having a suitable approach to the outcomes and following the subjects of a course need a definite philosophy that I am going to explain:

I believe in mutual learning. Through 25 years of teaching experience in subjects of art, I have discovered that the students and I have equal potential for creativity. However, I give a wide lens with a different angle for finding new ideas, and they give potential ideas for visualizing. I give the techniques of visualization, and they give creations. Therefore, I do less with the knowledge and more with the attitude towards the students. Desire to learning stimulates the students to be more eager for learning. I have learned many new ideas and discovering from the learners. Every single person could be a source of unlimited ideas and creativity for himself and others. When one conceives teaching as learning, then, building knowledge becomes a collective endeavour of mutual benefit.

I start by creating a complete frame of teaching-learning for the class. An ingenious teacher is a person who knows 3 WH tips: why am I in this class (plan), when am I going to end this class (subjective), and where am I going to go (outcomes). Regards to these 3 WH tips, I used to be real and relevant to the subject. As an art teacher, I am continually looking for opportunities to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical skills while I am discovering new ideas in an atmosphere of Learning-Center school. I know a developed teacher can have a developed classroom. Being up to date and up to grad is key to developing. For example, the course that I attended, (College Teacher Training for Internationally Educated Professionals) at George Brown College, taught me no matter how many times I have been walking through this path, I have to be aware of different ways of learning. Quality matters.

Most of the students who are seeking art are inherently motivated. I, as an art teacher, know that I must keep this motivation forward. I use some punctual subject-matter motivation strategies occasionally during the class to help students remain motivated all the time. For example, I start with some exceptional questions at the beginning of the class because I know an uncommon teacher has a phenomenal question. What does an art teacher can do? Have they ever thought that they are a potential artist? Besides, I know if I desire to have creative students, I must have a creative method of teaching. The methods of teaching allow the students to use all five senses, which stimulate class curiosity and let them be active. I believe that if I wanted to motivate the student's enthusiasm, I must always share new ideas with them and by them. For this reason, I need to respect the student's ideas and opinions. If they feel safe and secure, they will share the idea simultaneously. It is an excellent classroom filled with creativity, inventions and innovations. Stimulates a student's creation needs a motivated teacher who is not only a source of knowledge but also a warm and welcoming source of energy, enthusiasm, and care.

I know that I have no impact and impression on the students if I cannot be able to find the best way of communicating. For example, choosing a dialogue instead of monologue, building a classroom with a sense of community, and establishing a sense of belongings by assessing discussion-making and group work. Every student feels that she/he belongs to this small community where she/he can rely on not only the teacher but also the entire class. They feel that they have endless opportunities to express themselves. For instance, they create several sketches, and each sketch receives feedback from peers and from teacher to perfect the works. In this sense, students apply art principles on themselves and others provided there is a safe environment for such a construction. Giving feedback, assessing the tasks moderately along with a clear rubric, will help students to find the personal value of themselves. distributing a positive and open atmosphere in the class and helping them to feel like a valued member of the class can also make a productive and friendly quality. I try to remember that learning always has a relationship with others and with the item of the materials.

I know that every person has an unlimited ability to creation, discovering, and observing the phenomenon and the concepts behind them. As there is no absolute definition for art, we cannot limit the area of creation. I believe everyone can learn and create, yet one has to dedicate some time to get to know where students are coming from and what their sources of curiosity and imagination are. Productive people always have a suitable bed to sleep on their ideas. Tapping into those sources with support and accessibility strategies make a classroom a welcoming space for ALL. For example, I will try to find the best appropriate strategy for struggling students individually. I will help them how to learn through some actions step by step.

I have thought since I started teaching about how to promote student’s success? This is the question that I ask myself every term. These few methods have served me well over the years: 1- Advocating for democratic learning-teaching in art education (e.g. different style or critical thinking). 2-allowing students to return from active participation in society (e.g. volunteering jobs). 3-allowing students to explore through various thoughts, styles, and materials (e.g. museum, galleries, art communities exploring). 4-having backup knowledge of changing the lesson strategy, especially in some practical courses in case of emergency (e.g. for struggling students). 5-adopting a supportive style of listening (e.g. response appropriately) allows students to go through this path smoothly and calmly.

I want to conclude this teaching philosophy by reviewing the learning circle of a practical subject of art. First, I start to get to know the students and their areas of interest. Second, I explain the 3 WH tips and the methodology of teaching-based learning. Furthermore, what do I expect them to do during the course? By hunting the ideas, observing the nature of the contemporary phenomenon, nature observation, matching the ideas with the area of interest, visualizing, matching material with the visualized ideas, applying the principles of the visual arts, they can create an artwork.

“You are not a drop in an ocean,

You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

-Rumi

Reza Hosseiny / 2019

 

Teaching Philosophy

Theory of Art  

IN THE NAME OF ETERNITY

"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future." Robert Heinlein

I always used to rushing to class and getting some peace behind the lectern, especially when the course was starting, and I was not familiar with the students, and it was like a corps to protect self-doubt behind and achieve a relative calm. But, as time went on, I came to a time when I could find peace and confidence when I could interact with my students. Furthermore, this happened when I did not find myself in front of the students, but I felt alongside them, so I continued to work with students and encourage them to participate in the class, and it was a remembrance time that I felt how much can I learn from them when I am not lecturing.  Although learning outcomes are essential, how effective is the class, and how can I carve a permanent beneficial experience in the student's mind are further. 

The first step of walking in a classroom starts by getting to know the students and their area of interest. I might have different students from different backgrounds, and they might want to continue their major in various fields of art. The goal is to guide them on how they can apply the outcomes in their interest.

Art theory and history of art are foundational courses. For this reason, the second step would be contextualizing the history of art and make a reliable bridge to connect history to the present by using examples and some other activities like comparative brainstorm to find similarities and differences. These activities motivate the students to find themselves in history. In this sense my class is like a time machine!

Questions are the way learning gets started and the way to involving students in the class. It is one of the best strategies for involving students in the class. A big question creates a big idea, and a big idea is closer to an expected outcome. For example, can they visualize and compare the age that we are working on with the former and next age? How does it look? Can they place themselves at that age? Questions can motivate students' curiosity. They can combine different abstract ideas with their actual knowledge of the subject through analyzing artifacts of the age.

Bringing some historical knowledge to contemporary life is one of the most critical parts of the study of history. The students work hard to find their talents and their field of interest. From here I provide timely feedback as I encourage them to provide insights for each other. During their learning process students produce and present their work reflectively and systematically considering the diverse feedback they receive.

Using technological devices is one of the critical parts of some of the theoretical classes as they can help both students and teachers to be motivated all the time and also, this is the best way of delivering the objectives of the class instead of lecturing all the time. I encourage the students as well to use presentation technology to have a powerful influence on their other classmates.

The best exciting step of this process is when students are applying their achievements in their area of interest. I might have a different student from graphic design to fashion and from multimedia to film study. I will let the students apply their research and reflection by presenting the outcomes in the form of a piece of a production that can be an essay, a design, a documentary video or a piece of handicraft. It would not happen unless they recognize, understand, visualize, imagine, image, and create their outcomes.

Reza Hosseiny / 2019

 

KEY RELATED COMPETENCIES

                               University + Vocational Instructor and former head of the university art department.

                               Independent artist in fine arts, specializing in ceramic arts.

                               Extensive experience working with children, youth and adults.

                               Proven experience in instructing ceramic, visual creativity, crafts, and art history.

                                Managed two multipurpose art and cultural institutes.

                               Researcher and publisher in the fields of art history and visual arts.

                               Designed environmental graphic and urban arts for private and governmental clients.

                               Provided professional consultative services to government, universities and private institutions.

AERA of INTEREST & EXPERTISE

Research Interest:          

                               Contemporary arts

                               Environmental and urban arts

                               History of arts and handicrafts

                               Naive art and culture

Teaching Interest:          

                                Visual arts fundamentals (form & color)

                                Art Foundation

                               Crafts: ceramic (hand-building and wheel throwing), mosaic, and mixed media

                               Comparative art history

                               History of Islamic art

                               Geometrical and floral drawing

Expertise & Skills:         

                                Visual arts fundamentals and handicrafts

                                Art history and contemporary art (with a focus on conceptual arts)

                               Critical theory and research

                               Ceramic, mosaic, and mixed media

                               History of Islamic art and handicrafts

                               Ceramic: wheel throwing, hand-building

                               Mosaic: ceramic, stone, glass, and other composite materials

                               Graphic design (urban & environmental)

 

EDUCATION

2019-2020         College Teacher Training, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada                                                                        

1994-1998           Masters of Art History (Art Research), Thesis: The role of the Silk Road in the evolution of Islamic pottery and ceramics,                                      Art University, Tehran, Iran

1988-1993           Bachelors of Applied Arts, (Handicrafts), Thesis: Primitive pottery making in contemporary Iran, Art University, Tehran,                                        Iran

 

APPOINTMENTS

2019-present      Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

2017-2019           Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), City of Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

2016-2017           Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), Markham Museum, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Instructing hand-building and wheel-throwing pottery to a class of 15 art students from various age, ethnic, and professional backgrounds.

  • Coordinating with the education department on the workshop, lesson plan, laboratory and kiln assignments.

2001-2015          History of Art-Visual Art Fundamentals-Ceramic (theory & studio art), Sepand Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran,                                      Iran                                       

2007-2013          History of Art-Graphic Design- Geometrical Drawing-Islamic Art and Architecture-Marketing and Advertising-Research                                  Method (theory & studio art), University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2010-2011           History of Iran and Global Art, Criticize and Analysis of Graphic (theory), Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran, Iran

2010-2011           Persian Traditional Design-Human_Nature_Drawing (studio art), University of Science and  Culture, Tehran, Iran,

2002 & 2009     Islamic Art and Civilization-Geometrical Pattern (theory & studio art), Art University, Tehran, Iran 

2001-2009         Introduction to Contemporary Art, Introduction to Graphic Art, Principals for Presentation of Artwork, History of                                               Oriental Painting, Visual Art Fundamentals (theory & Studio art), Tehran Technical College of Dr. Shariati, Tehran, Iran

2002-2003        History of Art, Research Methods (theory), Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

  • Instructed academic courses to undergraduate and graduate students using a systematic educational plan consisted of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, workshops and seminars.

  • Conducted research and directed research programs for graduate students and provided consultations on research matters.

  • Developed and planned course content, prepared teaching materials and outlines for various courses.

  • Conducted sessions, discussion groups and laboratory assignments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-2015            Founder & Art Director, Spide Jaam Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

  • Hired, trained and supervised the staff of 8 administrators, instructors, and operations staff in an empowering manner to create a cohesive and effective team.

  • Provided consultations to Tehran Municipality with cultural initiatives, aesthetic aspects of urban planning, and public art campaigns.

  • Executed 24 urban projects, such as environmental graphic design, plinth rebuilding, square lighting, mural design, relief design, and monument design.

  • Increased public awareness of local artists by the implementation of urban art projects.

  • Managed a $200,000 USD annual budget; including maintaining books, payroll, expenses, obtaining credits, sponsorship, and donations in a fiscally responsible manner.

2007-2010         Dean of Art & Graphic Department, University of Applied Science and Technology, Elm-Gostar & Campuses Number 11,                                    Tehran, Iran

  • Planned department’s curriculum for new courses in cooperation with faculty members.

  • Held specialized meetings with teachers of educational workshops in order to direct education in art production and entrepreneurship.

  •  Supervision and control of educational activities and preparing the course report in order to present to the relevant organization.

  •  Served on faculty committees to oversee budgets, curriculum revision, courses and other requirements.

  •  Advised students on program curricula and career decisions.

2001-2010          Art Supervisor-Reviewer-Editor, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

  • Oversaw revision and compilation of more than 50 books in various fields of art and science.

  • Conducted market research on in-demand subject materials, such as art history, fashion design and multimedia.

1999-2007          Head of BOD & Curator of Visual Arts Department, Sepand Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran    

  • Executed Board of Directors’ strategic initiatives; including supporting local artists with business and educational planning, and providing consultations to the government on urban art projects.

  • Ensured effective delivery of cultural programs through proficient coordination of staff, volunteers, instructors and students, resulting in smooth operations, and high satisfaction rates.

  • Supported 10-25 local artists annually with entrepreneurial support in the form of business planning and internship programs to foster successful start-ups.

1992-1993           Manager of Public Relations, Office of Cooperatives of Hormozgan province, Bandar Abbas, Iran

1990-1995           Advertising & Graphics Specialist, Institute of Art and Idea, Tehran, Iran

                                                                                                        

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1993                       Aboriginal Pottery, Solo Pottery Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020                     Group Show, Clarington Mayer Foundation Ceremony, Courtice, Ontario

2015                      Group exhibition, 4th urban sculptures, Qasr Museum, Tehran, Iran

1996                      Group exhibition, 5th Iranian Pottery Artists Association, Khaneh Farhang Saba, Tehran, Iran

SELECTED CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2003                     Student Group Exhibition, Visual arts & Makeup Mask, Sepend Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

2005                     Emerging Artists Group Exhibition, Calligraphy & Graphic Arts, Sepend Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

2009                     Student Group Exhibition, Islamic geometrical Pattern & Crafts, University of Applied Science and Technology,                                                     ElmGostar campus, Tehran, Iran

COMMISSIONS

2014                      Municipality of Tehran, Lightening Design Project, Tehran, Iran

2013                      Municipality of Tehran, Relief Project, using Kufic calligraphy, Ferro Concrete, Tehran, Iran

2013                      Municipality of Tehran, Plinth Rebuilding Project (Hor Square), Ferro Concrete, Tehran, Iran

2001                      T.V 1 Broadcasting, Interior Design Project, Tehran, Iran

1998                      Municipality of Tehran, Mural Design Project, Tehran Iran

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

2010                     Certificate of Appreciation, University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2008                    Certificate of Appreciation, 8th Festival of Printing Industry, Tehran, Iran

2005                    Certificate of Appreciation, Sepand Honar Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

1994                      Merit Scholarship (full funded), MA, Art History (Art Research), Art University, Tehran, Iran

1988                      Merit Scholarship (full funded), BA, Applied Arts, (Handicrafts), Art University, Tehran, Iran

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2013                      Sepand Honar Art & Cultural Institute, Research for compilation of a book on the modern graphic in Iran, Tehran, Iran

2005                     Ministry of education, Art Director of cinematography of the best teaching and management models’ festivals, Arak, Iran

1997                       Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, Traditional hand-woven in Shahrood, Semnan, Iran

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014                      Graphic through the ages, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2013                      The challenges of Iran’s contemporary graphic: an interview with Reza Hosseiny, Iran’s book news agency (IBNA)

2012                      History of painting in Iran, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, ran

2012                      The History of painting in Iran’s book, an interview with Reza Hosseiny, Iran’s book news agency (IBNA)

2009                     History of art and architecture in Iran and the world, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2009                     Multiple choice questions of art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2009                     Diagnosing the art education system, University of Applied Science and Technology, Campus number 6

2007                     Introduction to graphic art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2007                     General knowledge of art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2005                     General knowledge of art: brief history of art and architecture in Iran and the world, learning to the traditional art                                                   (Handicrafts), Sepand Honar Art & Culture Institute, Tehran, Iran

1997                       Traditional hand-woven in Shahrood, Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, Tehran, Iran

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

2018-present      Oshawa Art Association, Ontario, Canada                                                             

2017-present       The Ontario Clay & Glass association, Ontario, Canada

2011-present       Permanent writer member, Iran Book House Organization, Tehran, Iran                                                        

2010-Present     Permanent artist member, Iranian Association of Visual Arts, Tehran, Iran                                              

2008- 2012        Test compiler, National Organization of Educational Testing (NOET), Tehran, Iran   

VOLUNTEERING

2019-present      Board Member & Program Director, Oshawa Art Association, Oshawa                                              

2017                      Council Member, Cultural Leadership Council, Town of Richmond Hill                                                     

2015-2016           Tour Guide and Visitor Service Assistant, Aga Khan Museum                                                           

2016                      Children Pottery Instructor, Withchurch-Stouffville Museum                                                                      

2016                      Event Assistant, Big Brother and Big Sister Of York                                                           

2016                      Info Team Member, 10th Luminato Festival, Toronto                                                                                    

2015                      Info Team Member, Emergence Symposium, Toronto Art Council & Neighborhood Art

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Experienced visual arts, art history, and crafts teacher with over 15 years of international lecturing/instructing. With a master's degree in art history, possessed a holistic understanding of art, culture, and education rooted in the desire to enhance the artistic, cultural, and educational life of communities.  

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Art History-Contemporary Art (with a focus on Conceptual Arts)

  • Art Fundamentals (elements & concepts)

  • Critical Theory & Research

  • Ceramic Art, Handicrafts & Mosaic

  • Islamic Art-Architecture & Handicrafts

  • Graphic Design Management (urban, environmental)

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Instructed academic courses to undergraduate and graduate students using a systematic educational plan consisted of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, workshops and seminars.

  • Supervised and directed students' research programs and provided consultations on research matters.

  • Assisted students to develop a personal creative style using a variety of motivational strategies such as exceptional questionings, brainstorming, thinking-sharing-pairing, influential videos, etc.

  • Created comprehensive lesson plans incorporating various methods of teaching to ensure students are actively engaged and understood the materials and the outcomes.

  • Provided different learning strategies and techniques to identify and cover students’ needs such as democratic learning, group learning, using five senses for learning, nature observation, etc.

  • Developed different programs according to different students learning level/ability.

  • Evaluated students' performance and projects and provide professional on-time feedback.

  • Planned, designed, and administrated re-enforce assignments, projects, quizzes, and exams.

  • Developed and introduced enrichment programs for students who were not quite equipped to move on to the next level.

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCES

  • Sepand Honar Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran                                                                                       2001-2015

  • University of Applied Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran                                                                            2007-2013

  • Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran, Iran                                                                                                            2010-2011

  • University of Science & Culture, Tehran, Iran                                                                                                 2010-2011

  • University of Art, Tehran, Iran                                                                                               2002-2003 and 2008-2009 

  • Tehran Technical College of Dr. Shariati, Tehran, Iran                                                                                    2001-2009

  • Shahed University, Tehran, Iran                                                                                                                       2002-2003

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Pottery Instructor                                                                                                                                                 2016-Present  Markham Museum, City of Oshawa, Visual Art Center of Clarington, ON.                                                             Reviewer, Editor & Art Supervisor                                                                                                                         2001-2010

Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran 

Chair of Visual Arts Education Department                                                                                                           2007-2010  University of Applied Science & Technology, Elm-Gostar Campus & 11th Campus, Tehran, Iran

  • Planned department’s curriculum for new courses in cooperation with faculty members.

  • Held specialized meetings with teachers of educational workshops to direct education in art production and entrepreneurship.

  • Supervision and control of educational activities and preparing courses report.

  • Served on faculty committees to oversee budgets, curriculum revision, courses and other requirements.

  • Advised students on program curricula and career decisions.

 

EDUCATION

  • College Teacher Training, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario                                                              2019-2020

  • Master of Art History(validated), Art Research, University of Art, Tehran, Iran                                            1994-1998

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts(validated), Handicrafts, University of Art, Tehran, Iran                                         1988-1993

 

VOLUNTEERING

  • Program Director, Oshawa Art Association, Oshawa                                                                                   2019-present

  • Council Member, Cultural Leadership Council, Town of Richmond Hill                                                                 2017

  • Tour Guide and Visitor Service Assistant, Aga Khan Museum                                                                    2015-present

  • Children Pottery Instructor, With-church –Stouffville Museum                                                                     2016-2017 

  • Event Assistant, Big Brother and Big sister Of York                                                                                    2016-present

  •  Info Team Member, 10th Luminato Festival, Toronto                                                                                             2016 

  • PUBLICATIONS 

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “Graphic Through the Ages,” Marlik Publishing Company,2014

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “History of Iranian Painting,” Marlik Publishing Company, 2012

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “History of Iran and Global Art,” Marlik Publishing Company,2009

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “Multiple Choice Questions of Art,” Marlik Publishing Company,2009

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “Introduction to Graphic Art,” Marlik Publishing Company, 2007

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “General Knowledge of Art,” Marlik Publishing Company, 2007

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “General knowledge of Art: brief history of art and architecture in Iran and the world, learning to the traditional art (Handicrafts),” Sepand Honar Art & Culture Institute,2005

  • Hosseiny, S. R. “Shahrood Traditional Hand-Woven,” Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, 1997

EDUCATION

2019-2020         College Teacher Training, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada                                                                        

1994-1998         Masters of Art History (Art Research), Thesis: The role of the Silk Road in the evolution of Islamic pottery and ceramics,                                     

                           Art University, Tehran, Iran

1988-1993          Bachelors of Applied Arts, (Handicrafts), Thesis: Primitive pottery making in contemporary Iran, Art University, Tehran,                                                                   Iran

 

APPOINTMENTS

2019-present      Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

2017-2019          Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), City of Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

2016-2017          Ceramic, (hand-building & Wheel Throwing), Markham Museum, Markham, Ontario, Canada

2001-2015          History of Art-Visual Art Fundamentals-Ceramic (theory & studio art), Sepand Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran,                                                                     Iran                                       

2007-2013          History of Art-Graphic Design- Geometrical Drawing-Islamic Art and Architecture-Marketing and Advertising-Research                                                                   Method (theory & studio art), University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2010-2011          History of Iran and Global Art, Criticize and Analysis of Graphic (theory), Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran, Iran

2010-2011          Persian Traditional Design-Human_Nature_Drawing (studio art), University of Science and  Culture, Tehran, Iran,

2002 & 2009      Islamic Art and Civilization-Geometrical Pattern (theory & studio art), Art University, Tehran, Iran 

2001-2009         Introduction to Contemporary Art, Introduction to Graphic Art, Principals for Presentation of Artwork, History of                                                                               Oriental Painting, Visual Art Fundamentals (theory & Studio art), Tehran Technical College of Dr. Shariati, Tehran, Iran

2002-2003         History of Art, Research Methods (theory), Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-2015          Founder & Art Director, Spide Jaam Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

2007-2010         Dean of Art & Graphic Department, University of Applied Science and Technology, Elm-Gostar & Campuses Number 11,                                                                 Tehran, Iran

2001-2010          Art Supervisor-Reviewer-Editor, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

1999-2007          Head of BOD & Curator of Visual Arts Department, Sepand Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran       

1992-1993          Manager of Public Relations, Office of Cooperatives of Hormozgan province, Bandar Abbas, Iran

1990-1995          Advertising & Graphic Specialist, Institute of Art and Idea, Tehran, Iran

                                                                                                        

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1993                       Aboriginal Pottery, Solo Pottery Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020                   Group Show, Clarington Mayer Foundation Ceremony, Courtice, Ontario

2015                   Group exhibition, 4th urban sculptures, Qasr Museum, Tehran, Iran

1996                   Group exhibition, 5th Iranian Pottery Artists Association, Khaneh Farhang Saba, Tehran, Iran

SELECTED CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2003                   Student Group Exhibition, Visual arts & Makeup Mask, Sepend Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

2005                   Emerging Artists Group Exhibition, Calligraphy & Graphic Arts, Sepend Honar, Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

2009                   Student Group Exhibition, Islamic geometrical Pattern & Crafts, University of Applied Science and Technology,                                                                                 ElmGostar campous, Tehran, Iran

COMMISSIONS

2014                   Municipality of Tehran, Lightening Design Project, Tehran, Iran

2013                   Municipality of Tehran, Relief Project, using Kufic calligraphy, Ferro Concrete, Tehran, Iran

2013                   Municipality of Tehran, Plinth Rebuilding Project (Hor Squer), Ferro Concrete, Tehran, Iran

2001                  T.V 1 Broadcasting, Interior Design Project, Tehran, Iran

1998                   Municipality of Tehran, Mural Design Project, Tehran Iran

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

2010                   Certificate of Appreciation, University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2008                   Certificate of Appreciation, 8th Festival of Printing Industry, Tehran, Iran

2005                   Certificate of Appreciation, Sepand Honar Art & Cultural Institute, Tehran, Iran

1994                   Merit Scholarship (full funded), MA, Art History (Art Research), Art University, Tehran, Iran

1988                   Merit Scholarship (full funded), BA, Applied Arts, (Handicrafts), Art University, Tehran, Iran

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2013                   Sepand Honar Art & Cultural Institute, Research for compilation of a book on the modern graphic in Iran, Tehran, Iran

2005                   Ministry of education, Art Director of cinematography of the best teaching and management models’ festivals, Arak, Iran

1997                   Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, Traditional hand-woven in Shahrood, Semnan, Iran

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014                   Graphic through the ages, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2013                   The challenges of Iran’s contemporary graphic: an interview with Reza Hosseiny, Iran’s book news agency (IBNA)

2012                   History of painting in Iran, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, ran

2012                   The History of painting in Iran’s book, an interview with Reza Hosseiny, Iran’s book news agency (IBNA)

2009                   History of art and architecture in Iran and the world, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2009                   Multiple choice questions of art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2009                   Diagnosing the art education system, University of Applied Science and Technology, Campus number 6

2007                   Introduction to graphic art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2007                   General knowledge of art, Marlik Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran

2005                   General knowledge of art: brief history of art and architecture in Iran and the world, learning to the traditional art                                                                               (Handicrafts), Sepand Honar Art & Culture Institute, Tehran, Iran

1997                   Traditional hand-woven in Shahrood, Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, Tehran, Iran

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

2018-present      Oshawa Art Association, Ontario, Canada                                                             

2017-present       The Ontario Clay & Glass association, Ontario, Canada

2011-present       Permanent writer member, Iran Book House Organization, Tehran, Iran                                                        

2010-Present      Permanent artist member, Iranian Association of Visual Arts, Tehran, Iran                                              

2008- 2012         Test compiler, National Organization of Educational Testing (NOET), Tehran, Iran   

VOLUNTEERING

2019-present      Board Member & Program Director, Oshawa Art Association, Oshawa                                              

2017                   Council Member, Cultural Leadership Council, Town of Richmond Hill                                                     

2015-2016         Tour Guide and Visitor Service Assistant, Aga Khan Museum                                                           

2016                   Children Pottery Instructor, Withchurch-Stouffville Museum                                                                      

2016                   Event Assistant, Big Brother and Big Sister Of York                                                           

2016                   Info Team Member, 10th Luminato Festival, Toronto                                                                                    

2015                   Info Team Member, Emergence Symposium, Toronto Art Council & Neighborhood Art

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