Painter/Illustrator
born 1981, Tehran, Iran

Highlights

2016 ● Sold paintings in Sotheby’s auction event, Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition and Auction, organized by MOP Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 ● Selected for MOP Foundation (Magic of Persia)/ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary arts Research Residency Program, London, UK.
2014 Comic Books: The History of Comic Books in the World by Marjan Nemati, Nazar Publications, Tehran.
2012 ● Selected for The 6th Montakhabe nasl no (The Elected of the New Generation) Annual Competition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran.

Membership

2013 to present ● Honorary Member of Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Art
 
2004 to present ● Permanent Member of Society of Iranian Painters (SIP)

Education

2004-2007 ● MFA in Illustration, Tehran University of Fine Arts.
1999-2004 ● BFA in Painting, Azad University of Art & Architecture

Residencies/Lectures/Workshops

2015 ● MOP Fondation (Magic of Persia)/ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary arts Research Resident, London, UK.
● Artist Talk, Parasol unit foundation, London, UK, August 5th.
2012 ● Workshop invited by Siavosh Jalali, Anarak, Iran.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Memorabilia Painting Exhibition in Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
2014 What was, what is Painting Exhibition in Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
2010 ● Painting Exhibition in Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
2003 Reflections Painting Exhibition in Banafsheh Art Gallery, Tehran.

Group Exhibitions

2017 Pulsation, Iranian Group Exhibition, (curated by Mohsen Mohammadzadeh & Yeganeh Soltani), organized by Nidra art, Artem Galleries, Los Angeles, USA.
The tenth Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran.
The other Side Group Painting Exhibition, Bon Art Gallery, Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
Annual Sales, Society of Iranian Painters, Pardis-e Mellat Gallery, Tehran.
2016 The ninth Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran.
● Magic of Persia Contemporary Iranian Art Group Exhibition and Auction, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles.
● Participant in Art Bazar, with the effort of Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Arts, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
● Participant in The First Research Expo Members under 40 of Society of Iranian Painters, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
● Participant in Raad Charity’s Third Visual Arts Auction, Raad Rehabilitation Complex, Tehran.
● Participant in Society of Iranian Painters Annual Sale, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
2015 The Eighth Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Niavaran Cultural Center,Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
2014 The Seventh Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Niavaran Cultural Center,Tehran.
Down And Out in the City:Visual Arts Exhibition (curated by Hormoz Hemmatian),Dastan Art Gallery, Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
Painting Exhibition, Siin Art Gallery, Tehran.
Society of Iranian Painters Annual Sale Exhibition, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
Close Vision: Body painting exhibition (curated by Ali Nassir), Gondwana Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Sheila Art Gallery, Tehran.
The Seventh Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Niavaran Cultural Center,Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists , Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
Shemage exhibition (curated by ShahroozNazari), Homa Art Gallery, Tehran.
Female Painters of Iran by Society of Iranian Painters , House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
The Doll , Homa Art Gallery (Lavasan branch), Lavasan.
2012 ● Participant in Action, Expression, CreativityExhibition, mahemehr gallery, Tehran.
● Participant in The 6thMontakhabenasl no (The Elected of the New Generation), museum of contemporary arts, Ahvaz, Iran.
● Participant in Painting Exhibition of Iranian Artists, Paul Ricard Space Lyon, Lyon, France.
● Participant in The 6thMontakhabenasl no (The Elected of the New Generation) Annual Competition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran.
● Gala Charity Event on behalf of the Imam Ali Centre for the handicapped and the disabled, Divan Restaurant, Tehran.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
The 2nd Big Sale of Paintings by Society of Iranian Painters, Saba Cultural Institute, Tehran.
Exhibition of Small Paintings, Aria art gallery, Tehran.
Human exhibition, members of the Society of Iranian Painters, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
2011 100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
Society of Iranian Painters Annual Exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran.
2010 Every Painting Counts charity exhibition for Bayt Abdullah Children Hospice Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery, Kuwait.
100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
Society of Iranian Painters Annual Exhibition, House of Iran Artists, Tehran.
2008 ● Charity Group exhibition in support of children of HIV/AIDS, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran.
2007 The Great Painting Exhibition of Society of Iranian Painters (SIP), Momayez Art Gallery, Tehran.
Annual book of 2007 Iranian Illustrators, Momayez Art Gallery, Tehran.
The Big Sale of Painting & Sculpture, Fine Art Gallery, Sadabad Cultural Historic Complex, Tehran.
2006 ● Participant in Annual book of 2006 Iranian Illustrators Exhibition, Tehran.
● Participant in Beijing International Art Expo, Beijing, China.
● Momayez Art Gallery, House of Iranian Artists, Tehran.
● Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Arts, Isfahan, Iran.
● Participant in Fourth International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Saba Academy of Arts, Tehran.
2005 ● Participant in Persian Contemporary Realism & Hyper Realism, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran.
● Group exhibition by Society of Iranian Painters, Sanandaj, Iran.
First Steps , Momayez Art Gallery, House of Iranian Artists, Tehran.
2003 100 works, 100 artists, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran.
2002 ● Student Painting Exhibition, Firouze Art Gallery, Tehran.

Collaborative Projects

2017 ● The third Festival of Nowruz Eggs (environmental sculptures), Organization of Tehran Beautification, Mellat Park, Tehran, Iran.
2013 ● Assistant to Farshid Mesghali, “Leili & Majnoon” Installation, Milad Tower, Tehran.
2009 ● The First Festival of Nowruz Eggs (environmental sculptures), Organization of Tehran Beautification, City Park, Tehran, Iran.
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication as Author

2014 Comic Books: The History of Comic Books in the World by Marjan Nemati, Nazar Publications, Tehran.

Press and Media
2017 Honarnameh Art review TV program, critical view at Marjan Nemati’s Memorabilia Painting Exhibition at Golestan Art Gallery, Hafez Rohani; art critic, aired on October 25th, IRIB 4.
Artists talk about the 25th 100 works, 100 artists event at Golestan Gallery, interview with Marjan Nemati, JAM-E-JAM newspaper, no.4896. (Aug. 14 2017)
Great Opportunity for Young Artists, interview with Marjan Nemati, Asemane Abi newspaper, No.35. (Aug. 12 2017)
Research Expo. 1/2/3/4: Association of Iranian Painters, Members under 40, Contemporary Art Publications, Tehran.
● ‘Quarter of a Century with Golestan Gallery Exhibition’, Interview with Marjan Nemati about the 25th exhibition of 100 works; 100 artists, honaronline.ir
2016 Contemporary Iranian Art at Sotheby’s, Exhibition and Auction Catalogue.
● Alireza Mojabi, ‘Society of Iranian Painters and Research Expo of its members under 40’, Tandis Magazine, no. 329.
● Raad Charity’s Third Visual Arts Auction, Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 The Eighth Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haftnegah), Exhibition catalogue
2014 ● Hafez Rohani, ‘notes on three of the exhibitions held on the first week of autumn’, Etemad newspaper, no. 3081.
2012 ● Mahmood Noorayi, ‘The Role of the Contemporary Human in Action, Expression, Creativity: Group Exhibition’, Art Tomorrow, Issue +9.
● Sixth Annual “Montakhabe Nasle No” (The Elected of the New Generation), Tehran, Contemporary Arts Publications
2010 ● ‘Ideal Recommended’, Ideal magazine #69, p.138.
2008 ● Keyhan Bacheha magazine, cover, issue #2542, #2549 and #2530
2007 ● Annual book of 2007 Iranian Illustrators
2006 Tizhoushan magazine, cover, issue #6, #7 and #8.
● Annual book of 2006 Iranian Illustrators
‘five painters and 40 artworks flown in abstraction’, MehrNews.com
2005 ‘first steps exhibition is closed’, Iran Artists Organization website
2003 ● Sahand Abidi, ‘With Marjan Nemati: For Exhibition of Her Works in Banafsheh Art Gallery’, Etelaat newspaper supplement, no. 22777.

MISCELLANEOUS

2017 ● Set Design Illustration, The Pig movie, Director: Mani Haghighi, Set Design by Mirhossein Ghodsi.
● Costume Design Illustration, The Pig movie, Director: Mani Haghighi, Costume Design by Negar Nemati.
● Costume Design Illustration, The Cherry Orchard Theatre, Director: Amirreza Koohestani, Costume Design by Negar Nemati.
● Set Design Illustration, A Dragon Arrives movie, Director: Mani Haghighi, Set Design by Mirhossein Ghodsi.
2015-present ● Illustration and Graphic design for manaketab.com Company.
2015 ● Illustration for Rayzan Publication, Tehran.
● poster design for Vision, short film directed by Soheil Amirsharifi
2001-2015 ● Teaching Painting and Drawing (Private Classes)
2014 ● Illustration for A Water Drop’s Journey, by Dr. Masood AghaYazdi, Kiarash Publications, Tehran.
2013 ● Illustration for Sails of the South: Sailing in Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean by Ali Parsa, Farhang e Nashr e Now, Tehran.
2010 ● commission art with Baam Architects Company in interior design projects.
2006-2008 ● Illustration for “Kayhan Bacheha” Children’s Magazine.
2006 ● Illustration for “Tizhoushan” Children’s Magazine.
2005 ● Leaflet design for “In the Cup of Coffee” theatre
 
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