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
- Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, solo exhibition, March 2021
- Ontario Arts Council, exhibition assistant grant, accepted February 2020
- Parliament of Ontario Legislative building, art a la carte exhibit, January - December 2020
- Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Tiny mighty heroes exhibition, Jan - March 2020
- 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