Sogand Tabatabaei, M.F.A.

Tabatabaei.sgnd@gmail.com

Education 

           

2018-2021        M.F.A. in Arts, University of Nevada, Reno, US | Supervisor: Miya U Hannan, M.F.A

                             

2011-2016        B.A. in Painting, Tehran University of Art, Iran | Supervisor: Dr. Homayoun Salimi

                             

2010-2011        Diploma of Graphic Design, Shahid Modarres Conservatory, Tehran, Iran

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2022                  (Upcoming) “Untold Stories,” Bristlecone Gallery, Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV

2021                 “Unwoven,” SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019                 “Woven,” SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2017                 “But Moon Has Been There,” Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

Group  Exhibitions 

 

2022             (Upcoming)“Reno-Tahoe International Art Show,” Reno-Sparks Convention Center

2021            “430 Apart, 11 Together,” UNR/UNLV Exchange Show Grand Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, US

2021            “Pop-up Exhibition Curated by Vivian Zavataro,” Reno Fine Arts Collective Gallery, Reno, NV​

2021             Student Art Show 2021, The Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2021            “American Beauty,” Depot Gallery, Sparks, NV, US

2021            “Reno Art Fundraiser” UNR Art Department, Reno, NV, US

2020            “Visions”, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2020            “Work on Paper” Exhibition, juried by Elisa Jensen, The In Art Gallery, US

2020            “SeeMe”, The Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019            “Ennead”, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019            “Between Plate and Paper”, McKinley Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019            “Out of the Bag”, The Holand Project Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019            “The Endless Tale”, McNamara Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2019            “College Exhibit”, Corison Gallery, Tahoe City, CA, US

2019            “Existence: Self Presence”, Whittemore Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2018            “Eclectic”, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2018            “5+3=1” Exhibition, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

2017            “1st Exhibition of Visual Arts”, SABA Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2017            “Jokal National Painting Festival”, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2017            “How”, Saye Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

Professional Experiences

2022                  Judge at Scholastic Art & Writing Award 2022, Northern Nevada panel, US

2022                  Visiting Artist, invited by “Art Inception,” Tbilisi, Georgia

2022                  Exhibition Curator, exchange show between the US and Georgian artists, in collaboration with Art Inception

2022                  Exhibition Curator/ Show Organizer, Graduate School Alumni Association in Collaboration with Nevada Museum of Art

2020-2021         Marketing Coordinator/ Graphic Designer, Graduate Student Association, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2020                  Executive Member, Annual Student Art Show “SeeMe 2020 Exhibition,” University of Nevada, Reno, NV

2019                  Gallery Assistant/Attendant, John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2015-2017         Art Consultant, Navid Danesh Institute, Tehran, Iran

 

Teaching Experiences

Instructional Designer/ Art Educator, E.L. Cord Museum School, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV | 2021-p

  • Introduction to Drawing: Foundations and Techniques

  • Introduction To Drawing: Textile, Patterns, and Line

  • Intermediate Drawing

  • Collage Workshops

 

Part-time Faculty, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV | 2021-p

  • ART 101, Drawing I

 

Art Instructor, Falak Art Studio, Coppell, TX | 2021-p

  • Mixed Media Class

  • Advanced Drawing Class

 

Instructor of Record, University of Nevada, Reno, NV | 2020-2021

  • ART101-Drawing I

 

Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, NV | 2019-2020

  • Sound and Image Class

  • Drawing I Class

  • Life Drawing Class

 

Advanced Drawing/Paining Instructor, Private Classes, Tehran, Iran | 2014-2018

 

Teaching Assistant in Painting Area, Tehran University of Art, Iran | 2014-2016

Honors and Awards

     

2021                 GSA Outstanding Artist Awards Juried by Siobhan Arnold, Reno, US       

2021                 First Place Award, 2021 Student Art Show Juried by Prajakti Jayavant, Reno, US                 

2021                 The 2021 School of Arts Sticker Contest Winner, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 GSA Research, Travel and Materials Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 Houghton Fndn Art, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 Holmes Art, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2020                 Second Place Winner, “SeeMe” exhibition Juried by Pantea Karimi, Reno, NV, US                             

2020                 GSA International Student Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                             

2019                 Honorable Mention prize, “Ignite Integrity” Contest, Reno, NV, US                             

2019                 Presented in annual GSA Research Poster Symposium, University of Nevada, Reno                           

2019                 Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                           

2019                 Holmes Art, University of Nevada, Reno, US                          

2018                 Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                            

2018                 Graduate Teaching Assistantship-Drawing, University of Nevada, Reno, US                          

2018                 Lucy Nieder Endowment Art Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno, US                          

2016                 Exceptional Talents Grant, Tehran University of Art, Iran

                                                     

Artist Talks and Lectures 

       

2021                 Artist Talk, “Unwoven,” University of Nevada, Reno

2020                 Artist Talk, “An Interdisciplinary Approach Towards Artistic Practice,” University of Nevada, Reno

2020                 Invited Drawing Artist, “Discover the Arts” project produced by Artown

2019                 Artist Talk, “CCAI Artist Talk Program” at Dayton High School, Dayton, NV

2019                 Artist Talk, “Existence: Self-presence exhibition Panel Discussion” at the Wells Fargo Auditorium, MIKC, University of Nevada,                                 Reno