Education

2018-2021        M.F.A. in Arts, University of Nevada, Reno, US

2011-2016        B.A. in Painting, Tehran University of Art, Iran

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

 

Solo Exhibitions 

                     

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

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

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

 

Group Exhibitions  

                 

01-2021            “American Beauty”, Depot Gallery, Sparks, NV, US

01-2021            “Reno Art Fundraiser” UNR Art Department, Reno, NV, US

11-2020            “Visions”, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

07-2020            “Work on Paper” Exhibition, juried by Elisa Jensen, The In Art Gallery, US

03-2020            “SeeMe”, The Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, Reno, NV, US

11-2019            “Ennead”, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

06-2019            “Between Plate and Paper”, McKinley Gallery, Reno, NV, US

06-2019            “Out of the Bag”, The Holand Project Gallery, Reno, NV, US

05-2019            “The Endless Tale”, McNamara Gallery, Reno, NV, US

03-2019            “College Exhibit”, Corison Gallery, Tahoe City, CA, US

02-2019            “Existence: Self Presence”, Whittemore Gallery, Reno, NV, US

11-2018            “Eclectic”, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

10-2018            “5+3=1” Exhibition, SGS Gallery, Reno, NV, US

02-2017            “1st Exhibition of Visual Arts”, SABA Gallery, Tehran, Iran

04-2017            “Jokal National Painting Festival”, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

07-2017            “How”, Saye Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

Honors

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, 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

 

Teaching Experience                 

 

Jan2020-May2021         Drawing 101 Instructor, University of Nevada, Reno, US              

Aug2020-Dec2020        Sound and Image Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, US

Aug2019-Dec2019        Drawing 101 Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, US

Jan2019-May2019         Life Drawing Teaching Assistant,University of Nevada, Reno, US

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

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

                  

Leadership Experience            

 

2020-2021        Member/Art Consultant, University of Nevada, Reno Diversity Club 

2020-2021        Marketing Coordinator, UNR Graduate Student Association, Reno, NV, US

2019-2021        Social Media Assistant for MFA Program, University of Nevada, Reno

2020-2021        Founder/Curator, UNR GSA Appreciation Week MFA Exhibition, Reno, NV, US

2020-2021        Executive Member, GSA Unity in Diversity Event, University of Nevada, Reno

2019-2020        Executive Member, “SeeMe” Exhibition, University of Nevada, Reno

2018-2021        Elected council member of the GSA, University of Nevada, Reno

  1. Representative of the College of Liberal Arts 

  2. Chair of Performing Arts Series Committee (2019-present)

  3. Member of UNR Event Committee (2019-present)

  4. Member of UNR Service Committee (2018-2019)

  5. Member of UNR Judicial, Budget and Finance Committee (2018-2019)

 

Other Related  Experience       

 

2020                 Gallery Assistant/Attendant, John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2019                 Printmaking Lab Technician, University of Nevada, Reno             

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

                                                      

Artist Talks and Lectures

         

2020                 Artist Talk, Sound and Image Class, University of Nevada Reno    

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

2019                 Artist Talk, “CCAI artist talk” project at Dayton High School, Dayton, NV, US 

2019                 Artist Talk, “Existence: Self-presence” exhibition Panel Discussion at the Wells                                                      

                         Fargo Auditorium, MIKC, University of Nevada, Reno

 

Exhibition Reviews, Publications, and Features

2020                 Writer of five chapters of “Duet Between Lilley Museum and Barrick Museum”, instagram.com/thelilleymuseum, Reno, NV, US 

2020                 Artist Interview “The Art of Discomfort”, by Sudhiti Naskar, Double Scoop Magazine, US    

2019                 Exhibition Review “Existence: Self Presence” by Carla Suggs, Nevada Sagebrush Newspaper, US

2018                 Exhibition Review “5+3=1” by Josie Glassberg, Double Scoop Magazine, US         

2017                 Featured Artist in May edition of Saros Magazine, “Introducing Artist”, Iran

2015                 Author of currently unpublished article “Review of New Traditionalism in Iranian Contemporary Art at Tehran Museum of                                          Contemporary Arts”, Iran                                

 

Courses and Certifications

            

2021                 PDF Remediation for Accessibility, University of Nevada, Reno 

2021                 Creating Accessible Office Documents, University of Nevada, Reno

2021                 Basic Web Accessibility Training, University of Nevada, Reno

2020                 LinkedIn Learning Stop Motion Animation, Online

2016                 Glass mosaic (Tiffany Glass), Prof. Tutzari’s workshop, Tehran, Iran

2016                 Painting Materials Workshop by Prof. Sadeghi, Campus of Fine Arts University of Tehran, Iran

2016                 Painting Workshops by Prof. Asgari, Fine Arts Department, Tehran University of Arts, Iran                                               

2011                 Painting/Illustration Courses by Prof. Akhavan, White Pencil Gallery, Tehran, Iran                                                  

2009                 Caricaturing Course by Prof. Abdi, Tehran House of Caricature, Tehran, Iran

2007                 Painting/Drawing Course by Prof. Ansarian, Ansarian Gallery, Tehran, Iran