Sogand Tabatabaei 

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

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

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

 

Group                    05-2021            Student Art Show 2021, The Sheppard Contemporary Gallery, Reno, NV, US

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

 

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

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

Prizes                    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

 

Teaching               01-2020/          Instructor of Record, (Taught ART101-Drawing I class), University of Nevada, Reno, NV, US

Experience           05-2021           

                             

                              08-2020/          Sound and Image Class, Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, US

                              12-2020

 

                              08-2019/          ART101-Drawing I, Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, US

                              12-2019

                       

                              01-2019/          Life Drawing Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, US

                              05-2019
          

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

 

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

 

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

Experience           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

 

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

Experience             2019                 Printmaking Lab Technician, University of Nevada, Reno            

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

                                                     

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

and Lectures         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

 

Publications,          2020                 Tabatabaei, Sogand, “Duet Between Lilley Museum and Barrick Museum”, five

Exhibition                                       chapter, instagram.com/thelilleymuseum, Reno, NV, US

Reviews,    

Publications,          2020                 Naskar, Sudhiti, “The Art of Discomfort” Interview with Sogand Tabatabaei,

and Features                                  Double Scoop Magazine, NV, US

 

                              2019                 Suggs, Carla, Existence: Self Presence” Sogand Tabatabaei’s Exhibition Review   

                                                                     

                              2018                 Glassberg, Josie, “5+3=1” Sogand Tabatabaei’s Exhibition Review

                                                       Double Scoop Magazine, NV, US

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

                              2015                 Tabatabaei, Sogand, “Review of New Traditionalism in Iranian

                                                       Contemporary Art at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts”, currently

                                                       unpublished, Iran

 

Courses and         2021                 PDF Remediation for Accessibility, University of Nevada, Reno

Certifications        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

 

Skills                      Adobe Suite Software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects. Digital Painting. Microsoft Office.                                                   Photography. Illustration. Graphic Design. Glass Mosaic Art (Tiffany Glass)

 

Languages              English-fluent

                                 Farsi-fluent

                                 French-low intermediate

                                 Turkish-low intermediate