Who am I!

I am an independent visual artist, internationally lecturer/instructor with more than 24 years of experience in overseeing the implementation of educational, artistic, entrepreneurial and administrative initiatives in large urban centers. My pedagogical accomplishments include the publication of 6 books on Art History, Graphic, and Handicrafts, along with 15 years of academic lecturing, and the honour of serving three years as the Dean of an art faculty. With a bachelor's degree in Applied Arts and a master’s degree in Art History, I possess a holistic understanding of art and culture rooted in my desire to enhance the cultural life of communities.

I have provided artistic services, such as environmental graphic design and advertising​ to local businesses and campaigns. As an art director, I have the experience of doing research, planning, and coordination for urban and academic art projects.

 
 

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 EXPREINCE

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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