EDUCATION

 

      Master of Fine Arts, 2015-Now, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA

      Merit-based Scholarship recipient, emphasis of study in Painting-Drawing

      Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2013, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

       Merit Scholarship Recipient, Emphasis of study in Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics

      Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2010, Art & Architecture Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

      Emphasis of study in Painting and Drawing, and print media

     

    RESIDENCIES

    Summer residency, Umbria, Italy June 2013

     Studio practice and lecture based at The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy

  

     EXHIBITIONS

 

      SOLO:

      Artology Gallery, Chicago IL October, 2014

 

      SELECTED GROUP EXHBITIONS:

      Skibum MacArthur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA June 2016

      City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA January 2016

The Hatchery Art Spaces, Badger, CA November, 2015

Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL August, 2015

Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL June, 2015

Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, NY, April, 2015

      Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL March, 2015

      NYCH Gallery, Chicago IL November, 2014

      Artology Gallery, Chicago IL August, 2014

      Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL June, 2014

       Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL    December, 2013

      ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy   July, 2013

      Zirment Gallery, Chicago, IL   February, 2013

       Islamic Azad University Galleries, Tehran, Iran   December, 2010

 

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

 

·       UCLA Art council award 2016

·       Graduate Division Award 2016

·       Graduate Division Award 2015

·       Resnick Scholarship 2015

·       UCLA Department of Art 2015

·       D’Arcy Hayman Scholarship 2015

·       Merit Scholarship The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2012 to 2014

·       Student Leadership Certificate for demonstrating and outstanding leadership 2013  

 

 PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

·      Artist Talk as a Persian-American artist in Chicago sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago in       Illinois, Chicago, IL Jan 2015

·      Grad School panel discussion, University of San Diego (USD), San Diego, CA Nov 2016

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL WORK

     

     UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA September 2016

·      Eye Spy, New Wight Biennial

     Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL August 2015

·      Group Exhibition “Hidden Process”

     Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL May 2015

·      Group Exhibition “Remnants”

     Artology Gallery, Chicago, IL November 2014

·       A solo Exhibition “A Mirror to Your Soul”

     Islamic Azad University Galleries, Tehran, Iran December 2010

·       Group exhibition