Like a memoir for an author, I document my life stories in artworks. My illustrations are often in the form of the impression I got from an experience. For example, when I visit new places, I capture my memories in ink illustrations, often portraying vernacular buildings and the street life and people around them.

I come from a long line of artists, including painters, ceramic artists, and calligraphers. A strong influence has always been my Persian background, where motifs and intricate patterns have been found in carpets, ceramics, and mosaics since ancient times. Growing up, I studied art history and learned different art techniques from my aunt, an artist and professor in Fine Arts. After obtaining a PhD from McGill University, I worked for several years as a clinical researcher, but I never stopped practicing Art. Three years ago I decided to make Art my new career, and moved from Quebec to Ontario. 

Awards / Exhibitions / Publications

2021

- Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, solo exhibition, March 2021

2020

- Ontario Arts Council, exhibition assistant grant, February 2020

- Parliament of Ontario Legislative building, art a la carte exhibit, January - December 2020 

- The Social Distancing Festival (Online, Covid-19 outbreak), Visual Arts, April 2020

- Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Tiny mighty heroes exhibition, January - May 2020

- Federation of Canadian Artists, Annual International Mail-in exhibition, May – June, 2020

- Pickering virtual artfest, Pickering, Ontario, May 2020

- Beaux arts gallery Brampton, Art keeps going virtual art exhibition, May 2020

2019

- Toronto Don Mills Public Library, solo exhibition, January 2019

- Art Room Gallery online, competition and exhibition, finalist, March 2019

- Contemporary Art Gallery online, competition and exhibition, winner (2nd place), April 2019

- Internationale d’art miniature, Lévis, QC, competition and exhibition, June - September 2019

- HAP (History + Art = Peace), juried art contest, honourable mention,  July2019

- Guelph East Side Public Library, solo exhibition, August 2019

- Newmarket Old Town Hall, juried competition, winner sculpture award, October 2019

- Murze Magazine, Minimalism / Extinction, publication, issue nine, Nov - Dec 2019

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