Fariba Kalantari is a visual artist. She has a PhD in cell biology from McGill University. She has been a research scientist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC and McGill University Health Centre, Montreal. She is a self-educated artist working primarily with ink and acrylic, and has exhibited in several solo and group shows. She lives in East York, Ontario, and online at faribakalantari.com.

Grants and Awards

  • Canada Council for the Arts, Research and creation grant- Early career visual artist, 2021

  • Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition assistant grant, 2020

  • New Market Juried Art Show, Sculpture award, 2019

  • Canadian Institute for Health Research, Postdoctoral fellowship, 2010 - 2012

  • Alma Mater Travel Award, ASCB Meeting, San Diego, 2008

 

Art Exhibitions- Solo

  • Parrott Gallery, Belleville (upcoming), 2022

  • Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall (pending due to Covid-19 pandemic), 2021

  • Toronto Don Mills Public Library, 2019

  • Guelph East Side Public Library, 2019

 

Art Exhibitions- Group

  • Parliament of Ontario Legislative building, Toronto, Ontario, 2020 - 2021

  • HeArt of healthCARE, Virtual art exhibition, 2021

  • Colours of South Asia Juried competition, Visual Arts of South Asia, Brampton, Ontario, 2021

  • Inside Small virtual art exhibition, Vermont, USA, 2021

  • HeArt of healthCARE, Virtual art exhibition, 2021

  • The Social Distancing Festival, Virtual art exhibition, 2020

  • Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Tiny mighty heroes exhibition, Mississauga, Ontario, 2020

  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Annual International Mail-in exhibition, Vancouver, BC, 2020

  • Pickering virtual artfest, Pickering, Ontario, 2020

  • Beaux arts gallery Brampton, Virtual art exhibition, Brampton, Ontario, 2020

  • Colours of South Asia Juried competition, Visual Arts of South Asia, Brampton, Ontario, 2020

  • Art Room Gallery online, Virtual competition and exhibition, Finalist, 2019

  • Contemporary Art Gallery online, Virtual competition and exhibition, 2nd place, 2019

  • Internationale d’art miniature competition and exhibition, Lévis, Quebec, 2019

  • HAP (History + Art = Peace) juried art contest, Toronto, Ontario, honourable mention, 2019

  • Newmarket Old Town Hall juried competition, Newmarket, Ontario, winner sculpture award, 2019

Publications

  • Maggie magazine, Issue 3: mending, 2021

  • The Looking Glass Anthology, Poetree Publications- Johannesburg, Volume II, 2021

  • Murze Magazine, Issue nine: minimalism/Extinction, 2019