B. Tehran, Iran
Lives and Works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION:
MFA 2004   Imaging and Digital Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
MFA 1999    Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BA 1993      Painting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015      
Surfaced: Drawings, New York University, Abu Dhabi Center, NY
Surfaced, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2011    
Ketabeh Eshgh (Book of Love), Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ketab (Book), XVA Gallery, Dubai UAE
Sweet Turning of the Page, Morton Fine Art, Washington D.C. 

2009    
Paper Pattern Color Culture, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004     
The Little Black Fishes, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
Spin, MFA Exhibition, Center for Visual Art and Culture, UMBC, Baltimore, MD

1996    
September Promises, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2016
Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

2014     
Look At Me! Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Please! Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience,  St. John’s University, New York, NY
Persepolis: Word & Image, The William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut, CT

2013      
CALLIGRAFFITI: 1984-2013, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Spectra, San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA
The Space Between: Contemporary perspectives on tradition and society, 
Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), Jersey City, NJ
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA

2012      
UNCHARTED: Works on Paper, Cain Schulte Gallery, San Francisco, CA
20 in 2012 Vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Invitational Art Exhibition, Conley Art Gallery USC Frescno, California
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain

2011      
SHOW OFF! SPM Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Jameel Prize Exhibition (touring exhibition), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Select: Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

2010    
Ritual: Form, Script and Gesture, A Pop Up Project, Amy Morton Fine Art, Washington DC
More of the best is yet to come, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
MICA Sondheim Prize and Baker Award Honorees, Casewerks Baltimore, MD

2009     
Protocol: Syntax / Semantics, Gallery 4, Baltimore, MD
Baker Artist Awards Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Women’s Work, Civilian Art Place, Washington D.C.

2008     
Hidden and Revealed, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Full Circle, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Penned, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2007    
Changing Climate Changing Colors, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2006     
The Notebook, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Displacement, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD

2004   Solace: Searching for Meaning in a Time of Distress, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.
2003   Under The Table and Dreaming, Raleigh Studios, Baltimore, MD
1998   Art of the Book, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
2014     Alumni Award, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
2012     The Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2011     Jameel Prize, V&A Museum, London, UK (Shortlisted)
2010     Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, Washington D.C.
2010     Individual Artist Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
2009     Mary Sawyers Baker Award, William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund
2008     Individual Artist Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
2003     RTKL Grant in Visual Arts 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The British Museum, London, UK
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Bank of America, Corporate Collection, North Carolina
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts

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