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Education  

2015-18            MFA, Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH                                                                                     Printmaking

2011-15            BFA, Cum Laude, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, CT                                                                        Sculpture

2010-11            Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC), Cincinnati, OH                                                                                      Sculpture

2002-04            Tehran University College of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran                                                                                 Industrial Design/Sculpture

Selected Exhibition Record

2019                 Group Exhibition, Art on Paper Fair 2019, The Tunnel, New York, NY
                         Group Exhibition, 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2018                 Solo Exhibition, Forty-one Drawings and Prints 2016-18, University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock                                                (catalogue)

                         Group Exhibition, 2018 Edition Artists Book Fair (E/AB), New York, NY       

                         Group Exhibition, Multilayered: New Prints 2018/Summer, International Print Center, New York, NY (catalogue)                                  

                         Group Exhibition, The Salt City Dozen 2018 Portfolio, Coyne Gallery of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

                         Group Exhibition, 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI (catalogue)           

                         Group Exhibition, On Paper Contest, Spike Print Studio, Bristol, UK

                         Group Exhibition, One: Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Cleve Carney Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

                         Group Exhibition, 2018 Art From the Heartland Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, IN

                         Group Exhibition, Thesis 2018: Ohio State University Department of Art MFA Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

                         Group Exhibition, 26th Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

2017                 Group Exhibition, 3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn, New York, NY

                         Group Exhibition, Below the Surface: Intaglio Exhibition, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation,     

                                    Cleveland, OH (catalogue)

2016                 Solo Exhibition, Relative to You: The OSU Department of Art Second-year Master of Fine Arts Candidate Exhibition, OSU Fine Arts

                                    Library, Columbus, OH

                         Solo Exhibition, What Has Become of Your Strength, George Mason Atrium Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

                                   (catalogue, curated by Helen Frederick)

2015                 Group Exhibition, 58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY (curated by Hrag

                                   Vartanian)

                         Group Exhibition, Chautauqua School of Art Annual student Exhibition, Foler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

                         Group Exhibition, LACFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

2014                 Group Exhibition, About Face: Portraits with Presence, Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL ‎

2013                 Group Exhibition, A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing, Young Artist Gallery, Morehead, KY (Juried by Anne Harris)

2012-13           Group Exhibition, Laumeister Fine Art Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Selected Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

2019                 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
                         Artist in Residence Fellowship, Emmanuel College Residency Program, Boston, MA

2018                 Juror's Award, 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

                         State Foundation on Culture and the Arts recognition Award, 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition,

                                   University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

                         The Inaugural Emerging Artist Award, 2018 Edition/Artists’ Book Fair (E/AB Fair), New York, NY

                         Best in Show Award, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

                         Artist in residence, International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York, NY

2017                 Fergus Scholarship Award, Columbus, OH

2015-16           University Fellowship, OSU, Columbus, OH

2015                 Distinction in Printmaking and Sculpture, LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

                         Stephen & Lynne Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Sculpture, LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

                         VACI Partners Award, Second Prize at the 58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Chautauqua, NY

2014-15           Chautauqua Institution Summer Residency (residence tuition, room and board), Chautauqua, NY

2013                 The Roger T. Williams Prize, First Prize at the Annual Figure Modeling Competition,National Sculpture Society (NSS), New York      

   

2011-15           Chandler Scholarship (tuition support), LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

2011                 First Year Excellence Award, AAC, Cincinnati, OH

2011-12           National Sculpture Society Scholarship, New York, NY

Artist Residencies
2019                Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
                        Emmanuel College Residency, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA


2018                International Print Center New York Artist in Residence, New York, NY


2015                Chautauqua Institution Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY


2014                Chautauqua Institution Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

Public Collections

                         Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY

                         University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

Visiting Artist Lectures

2019                 Invited Artist Talk, Department of Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2018                 Invited Artist Talk, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

                         Invited Artist Talk, Studio Art Department, Denison University, Granville, OH

Spring 2017-18 Lecture/Presentation, Introduction to Perspective, Invited Guest Lecture, Beginning Drawing, Department of Art, OSU

Summer 2017    Lecture/Presentation, Introduction to Still-Life, Invited Guest Lecture, Introduction to Painting, Department of Art, OSU

                       

Collaborative Projects

2018                 The Salt City Dozen 2018 Portfolio, Juried Portfolio Exchange, Syracuse University Printmaking Program, Syracuse, NY

2017                 The Big Ten Print Exchange, 10 Selected MFA Candidates from 10 printmaking programs in the US, Portfolio of 17,  Providence, RI

2016                 MAPC 2016 - Conference Print Exchange, Portfolio of 13, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2014                 Body of Christ, Portfolio of 47, Corpus Christi, TX