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.

Awards / Exhibitions / Publications

2021

- Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, solo exhibition, Pending (Covid-19) 2021

- Apexart, Jury Duty, International exhibition program, March- April 2021

- HeArt of healthCARE, group exhibition at virtual art gallery, April 2021

- Parliament of Ontario Legislative building, art a la carte exhibit, January 2020 - December 2021 

- The Looking Glass Anthology, Volume II, Poetree Publications- South Africa, January 2021

2020

- Ontario Arts Council, exhibition assistant grant, February 2020

- Parliament of Ontario Legislative building, art a la carte exhibit, January 2020 - December 2021 

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

- Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Tiny mighty heroes exhibition, January - June 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