Bio

I am a highly experienced artist, art teacher and lecturer in visual arts. I trained as a fine arts teacher and lecturer. I obtained a PhD and post-doctoral in architecture, from Birmingham City University, which based on rural and nomadic symbolic arts, crafts and architecture. I did my both M.A. and B.A degrees in Fine Art (Painting).

I am very much into multi-culturalism and always interested in researching about different cultures and traditions particularly art and architecture. Currently I am carrying out a research for BCU under the title of “Hidden symbolism in Muslim Community in Birmingham”. I have taught different courses of arts such as Animation, Paintings, Drawing, Illustration, Decorative arts in various places including in schools, colleges and Universities for more than 17 years. Over the years I built up a reputation as an award winning artist by having my work showcased at various national and international venues.

My art work is deeply influenced by my background. Historical, religious and cultural themes feature strongly, especially the influence of spirituality or Sufism (Erfan). My art can contribute not just to the aesthetic pleasure that people will experience but also enhance their understanding of diverse art traditions and the human condition.

 

Qualifications

۲۰۱۱, Post-doctoral, BCU, Birmingham

۲۰۱۰ PhD in Architecture, BCU in Birmingham

۲۰۰۴, SNVQ Level 5 in Practical arts, South Birmingham Collage

۱۹۹۸ MA in fine art (painting), Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran

۱۹۹۷, Lecturer and teaching qualification, Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran

۱۹۹۶ BA in Fine art painting, Pardis (University of Arts), Isfahan, Iran

Work Experience

۲۰۱۴-۱۵, Lecturer in Art and Design, Coventry University, UK

۲۰۱۲-۱۴, Visiting Lecturer of fine art, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University

۲۰۱۱-۱۲, Lecturer in Isfahan Art University and visiting lecturer inUniversity of Zahedan, Iran

۲۰۱۱-۱۲, Lecturer in Azad University of Shiraz, Iran

۲۰۱۰-۱۱, Post-doctoral researcher, School of architecture, Birmingham City University

۲۰۱۰-۱۱, Visiting Lecturer of fine art, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University

۲۰۰۹/۲۰۱۰ Artist in residence for Birmingham City Council

۲۰۰۲/۲۰۱۰ Running art projects and art workshops around the UK

۲۰۰۲/۲۰۰۴ Art teacher at Primrose Hill Community School, Birmingham

۲۰۰۰/۲۰۰۲ Working as a member of education team in Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

۱۹۹۸/۲۰۰۰ Lecturer, Sooreh, Art University in Shiraz, Iran

۱۹۹۶/ ۱۹۹۹ Illustrator of Janbaz Magazine and Resalat Newspaper (Iran)

۱۹۸۴/۱۹۹۹ Teacher and coordinator, Kavar, Shiraz, Iran

 

Publications

۲۰۱۴, Calligraphy; the climax of Islamic art, Sanat art gallery catalogue (article)

۲۰۱۴, Paintings of small worlds, Art scene catalogue (article), June

۲۰۱۴, Baluchistan;  architecture, crafts and religious symbolism (book), Oxford University Press

۲۰۱۱, Well-being international Conference (Paper), BCU, Birmingham

۲۰۱۱, Biting Back Symposium (presentation), 21 March Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

۲۰۱۰, Inter-Chat Conference (presentation), A dialogue on arts and communities with local and international perspectives. 7-8 April, the Drum. Birmingham,

۲۰۱۰, Hidden Symbolism in Asian community of Birmingham (research), Birmingham City University

۲۰۱۰, Nomadic architecture of Baluchistan (article), Mardjani Foundation, Moscow University

۲۰۱۰, Architecture, craft and religious symbolism in rural areas of Baluchistan in Pakistan (PhD Research)

۲۰۰۹, Mythical legacy (Article), London, 20th of February

۲۰۰۸, Minaret in Islamic architecture (article), on Luka versa (book), Birmingham City council,

۲۰۰۸, Visual art, Catalogue, Birmingham

۲۰۰۷, Colourful dreams, Catalogue, Tehran

۲۰۰۶, Minaret symbol of sacredness (article), The Faith initiative magazine, May, Lancaster

۲۰۰۵, A pictorial survey of tribal living culture in Iran (article) Firouzeh (Journal of the Centre for research in Iranian Arts), Birmingham

۲۰۰۴, Conflict & Spirituality, Catalogue, Birmingham

۱۹۹۸, The use of materials in Persian painting; school of Qajar (research), Trbiyat

Modaress University in Tehran

۱۹۹۶, Investigation of rural and tribal elements on Persian paintings, school of Trabriz (research), Isfahan Art University

Solo Exhibitions

۲۰۱۴, Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May- June

۲۰۱۴, Art Scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, April

۲۰۱۳, Tanzara Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan, Sptember/November

۲۰۱۳, Mussawir Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, April/ October

۲۰۱۲, Art Scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, October

۲۰۱۱, Sareban Art Gallery, Tehran, December

۲۰۱۱, Nomad art gallery, Islamabad, November

۲۰۱۱, Art Scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, March

۲۰۱۱, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan, February

۲۰۱۰, Bewdley Museum and Art Gallery, Bewdley, UK, October – November

۲۰۱۰, Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan, May

۲۰۱۰, Artscene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, April

۲۰۱۰, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham UK, April – July

۲۰۰۹, Ferdowsi Art Gallery, London, February- March

۲۰۰۹, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, January-February

۲۰۰۸, Resvan Art gallery, Mash’had, Iran, December,

۲۰۰۸, Isfahan Contemporary Art Museum, Isfahan, Iran, January

۲۰۰۷, Haft Honar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, November

۲۰۰۷, RBSA Craft Gallery, Birmingham, February-March

۲۰۰۶, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Gallery 28, November 06- January 2007,

۲۰۰۶, Birmingham Central Library, November 2006

۲۰۰۶, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, September- October, Birmingham

۲۰۰۶, Coventry Transport Museum, June, Coventry

۲۰۰۵ Hawkseley Community Centre, Birmingham, November

۲۰۰۵ Kufa Gallery, London, January

۲۰۰۴ The Bullring, St Martin’s Gallery, Birmingham, August- September

۲۰۰۴ The Drum, Birmingham, April- July

۲۰۰۴ Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, January- March

۲۰۰۳ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, January- March

۲۰۰۲ Newman College of Higher Education, Birmingham

۲۰۰۲ Plater College, Oxford

۲۰۰۲ The Drum Art Centre, Birmingham

۱۹۹۸ Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran

 

Group exhibitions

۲۰۱۴, Cross Borders Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

۲۰۱۴, Dubai International Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

۲۰۱۳, ۴۵th edition of “Umoristi a Marostica” festival, Marostica (VI),Italy

۲۰۰۸, Tehran Contemporary Art Museum (Paintings’ biannual), Iran, May-April

۲۰۰۷, Fragment, ICA (Institute on Contemporary Arts) Gallery, London, November

۲۰۰۷, Creativity and soul, Milton Keynes Art Gallery, Milton Keynes, September

۲۰۰۷, Open Exhibition, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, February- May

۲۰۰۶, Art & Business, June, London

۲۰۰۶ RBSA Gallery Prize Exhibition, Birmingham, July (won the prize)

۲۰۰۵ Qube Art Gallery, Oswestry, July- September

۲۰۰۵ RBSA Gallery 2, Birmingham Art Circle Exhibition, Birmingham, July

۲۰۰۵ RBSA Gallery, Prize Exhibition, Birmingham, June

۲۰۰۵ RBSA Gallery Open all media exhibition, February

۲۰۰۴ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, October

۲۰۰۴ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, August

۲۰۰۴ St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham, June

۲۰۰۳ Re-location, Birmingham, September

۲۰۰۳ Summer Open Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, August

۲۰۰۳ Leave to Remain, London, June

۲۰۰۳ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham Arts Circle Exhibition

۲۰۰۲ Intervention, Birmingham

۲۰۰۲ International Convention Centre, Birmingham

۱۹۹۸ Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran

۱۹۹۷ Desert’s Exhibition, Turkey

۱۹۹۷ ۱st Festival of Visual Arts, University of Arts, Tehran, Iran

۱۹۹۶ Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran

۱۹۹۴ Nipan, Japan

۱۹۹۳ Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran

 

Prizes and Awards

۲۰۰۸ Individual Art awards, Yorkshire Art Council,

۲۰۰۷ Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Prize Exhibition, (Highly Commended)

۲۰۰۶ Arts Council England, West Midland, (Visual Arts Award)

۲۰۰۶ Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Open Exhibition, (Cash Prize)

۲۰۰۵ Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, February (Highly Commended)

۲۰۰۴ Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, October (Coley and Tilley first prize)

۲۰۰۴ Individual arts award, Birmingham Arts Council

۲۰۰۲ Creative Ambition Award, West Midlands Arts

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