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Curriculum Vitae - Art

Born in Iran

Raised in Africa and Russia

Working and residing in Los Angeles, California

 

Education:

M.A. 2008 Art History, University of North Texas

M.F.A. 2007 Drawing and Painting, Southern Methodist University

B.F.A. 2005 Studio Art and Art History double major, University of North Texas (Magna

Cum Laude)

 

Teaching:

2016

Visual Elements, 2D, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

2015

Visual Elements, 2D, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

2014

Visual Elements, 2D, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

2013

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of TX at Dallas

Spring Break Art Camp, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Sketching in the Galleries, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2012

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting, University of TX at

Dallas, Richardson, TX

2011

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of TX at Dallas, Richardson,TX

Drawing I, Advanced Drawing, Beginning Painting, University of TX at

Dallas, Richardson, TX

Teen/Artist Project, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX

2010

Target First Saturday, Kids Drawing Project, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

Art Appreciation, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of TX at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Art Appreciation, Drawing II, Collin County Community College, Plano, TX

Sketching in the Galleries, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

2009

Sketching in the Galleries, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Drawing II, Art Appreciation, Collin County Community College, 2008 Plano, TX

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of TX at Dallas, Richardson,

TX

2007

Art Appreciation, Collin County Community College, Plano, TX

Drawing II and Figure Drawing, University of North TX, Denton, TX

2006

Summerstage, Kids Summer Camp, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX

 

Internships and Residencies:

2015 – La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009 – Vermont Studio Center, Summer Fellowship

2007 – 2008 – Research Assistant for Dr. Jennifer Way, University of North TX

2005 – Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2004 – TX Fashion Collection, Denton, TX

2004 – Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

 

Grants/Awards:

2010 Featured Artist, Nasher Sculpture Center Store, Dallas, TX

2007 Katherine Rigsby Dougan Scholarship, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

2006 Claud Vance Memorial Award, TX Christian University

2006 Kimbrough Grant, Dallas Museum of Art

2005 Meadows School of the Arts Artistic Scholarship, Southern Methodist University

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Alchemical (Im)Possibilities, Alan Simmons Art+Design, Dallas, TX

2013 Ephemeral Dreamings, Alan Simmons Art+Design, Dallas, TX

2009 Modal/Motile. Centraltrak Gallery Unit 5, Dallas, TX

2008 Cool as Moon. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2005 Pine Divide. Union Gallery, Denton TX

 

Group Exhibitions:

2014

Art for Advocacy, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013

(Inter)Connections, International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lilia Kudelia, Adjunct Curator,

Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

Art for Advocacy, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

35th Anniversary Exhibition, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX

2012

Alan Simmons Art+Design Grand Opening Group Exhibition. Curator: Alan Simmons

and Lindsey Carneal. Dallas, TX

2011

Five Points West, Eugene Bender Gallery, Marfa, TX.

Three to Watch: Bernardo Cantu, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Carlo F. Zinzi. Curator: Cris

Worley, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX.

2010

Small Abstract Paintings. Curators: John Pomara and Barry Whistler, Barry Whistler

Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Unraveling Tradition, 516 Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summer Selections 2.0, HCG Gallery, Dallas, TX

Times Twenty Plus 2010 video exhibition, Curator: Mary Benidicto, Mighty Fine Arts

Gallery, Dallas, TX

2008

Geomorph: Rethinking Landscape. Centraltrak Artist Residency, Dallas, TX

Yelizaveta Nersesova, John Miller, Angela Thornton. Brooke Berman Gallery

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Williams Tower, Houston,

TX, Juror: Dr. Kevin Salatino, Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los

Angeles County Musuem of Art, Los Angeles, CA

A Room to Breath. Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007

Artist Auditions 2007. Boss Works Gallery, Portland, OR

Parallels. Mockingbird Station Gallery, Dallas, TX

Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition. Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University,

31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Peoria, Illinois, Juror: Judith

Brodsky, Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers, The State University

of New Jersey.

Folks From the Meadows, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

Coming Together/Pulling Apart. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

2006

9x12 Works on Paper. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

Art in the Metroplex 24th Annual Exhibition. University Art Gallery – TCU, Fort Worth,

TX, Juror: Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco

Museum of Modern Art, CA

2005

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2005. Williams Tower, Houston,

TX, Juror: Dominic Molon, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago

Amarillo Biannial 600: DRAWING. Amarillo Museum of Art, Curator: James Elaine,

Amarillo, TX

 

Bibliography:

2010

ArtSlant Santa Fe, Unraveling Tradition

http://www.artslant.com/sfe/articles/show/22901

Acceleration at Dallas Contemporary's Alive for 35 Spans Generations

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/11/acceleration_at_dallas_contemp.php

Collections:

Daimler Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX

Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

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