EDUCATION

 

  • MFA  in Studio Practice, California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA 2016-2018

 

  • BA in Painting, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, 2005- 2009

 

professional Experiences  

  • Board Member at Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), San Francisco

  • Preparator Asian Art Museum, San Francisco 


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

 

  •  2018 Seven Valleys, Exhibition by Lauren Marie Taylor and Keyvan Shovir Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

  • 2017  Play Space, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • 2009  Golzadeh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • 2008  Paeez Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • 2007  Banafsheh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

 

Selected Group Exhibition 

2020

 

  • Bird, Nest, Nature,  exhibition was juried by Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston and Rebecca Lowery, Assistant Curator, MOCA Los Angeles, and includes over 150 local, national and international artists inspired by the exquisite beauty of creatures of flight at Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 

2019

 

  • Space Between Space, curated by Shaghayegh Cyrus, aggregate space gallery-November 1-16, 2019 

  • Once at Present - Contemporary Art of the Iranian Diaspora, curated by Kevin B. Chen and Taraneh Hemami, Minnesota Street Project-March 29 - April 20, 2019

2018

  • Bankgit Arise, an Art Residency and Cultural Exchange between Indonesia and United States, Asian Art Museum and Clarion Alley Mural Project, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

 

  • Commencement Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

  • A Conversation on Race & identity Curated by Jan Marlese at LH Horton Jr Art Gallery at Delta College in Stockton

  • Seven Valleys, Exhibition by Artists-In-Residence Lauren Marie Taylor and Keyvan Shovir Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

 


2017

 

  •  7th Annual Misfit Maker Factory, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

  •  Make Art/Work - 2017, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland CA

 

 

 

  • The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of twelve emerging artists in the Bay Area, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

  • Orium, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

  • Meet "THEM", MENArt Group, 100 Days Action, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

 

  •  Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes, i.d.e.a. Museum Mesa, AZ


2014

 

 

  • Unity, In collaboration with Taraneh Hemami, Project of Survival, Southern Exposure (SoEx), San Francisco, CA

 

  • Tehran to NY, TBA Brooklyn Gallery, Curated by ICY and SOT, Brooklyn, NY

 

  • Calligraphies in conversation, Islamic Center of Northern California (ICCNC), represented by Oakland Asian cultural center, Oakland, CA


2015

 

 

  • Rostam In Dreams, Inside Out Iran, Curated and presented by Art Canteen and Roya Arab, Rich Mix, London, UK

 

  • Rostam in Dreams, Iranian Urban Art, Graffik Gallery, Curated by Roya Arab and Shaghayegh Cyrous, London, UK


2013

 

 

  • My American- Islamic Beauty, Pretty Woman Collection, Saatchi gallery, curated by Rebecca Wilson, London, UK

 

  • Cover Up, The Face of Portraiture, Saatchi gallery, curated by Rebecca Wilson, London

 

  • Speak Your Peace, SOMArts Cultural Center, curated by Justin Hoover, San Francisco, California


2012

 

 

  • Street art, Mattia Fagnoni Onlus gallery, Italy


2011

 

  • Portrait, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran


2010

 

  • Much love from Iran, B&K Projects, Curated by Sazmanab, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

  • Streets of Tehran, Mehrva gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

  • From Streets of Iran, Crewest Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA


2009

 

 

  • Urban Jealousy Istanbul, Curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Turkey

 

  • Urban Jealousy Istanbul, Curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Berlin, Germany

 

  • Iranian Street Art, Mehrin gallery, Tehran, Iran


2008

 

  • Visual art forum, Tabriz Art University, Tabriz, Iran



Public Art

 

2020

  • In the memory of George Floyd, Clarion Alley, San Francisco, CA 2020


2015

 

  • In Memory of,  Simin Daneshvar, Simin Behbahani and Forough Farrokhzad, Clarion alley mural project in collaboration with Shaghayegh Cyrous, San Francisco, CA


2013

 

 

  • Persian Dreams, Clarion alley mural project, in collaboration with Shaghayegh Cyrous, San Francisco, CA

 

  • Chinese poem, supported by SFMTA and Chinese culture center, collaboration with Justin Hoover and Shaghayegh Cyrous, Wentworth Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

 

 

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

2018

 

  • Social space and public discourse in Iran, Stanford University, CA


2016

 

  • Social space and public discourse in Iran, Stanford University, CA


2014

 

  • Guest artist at Flag story series, SOMArt culture center, San Francisco, CA

 

  • Urban Art and Iran, Stanford University, Visiting Artist


2013   

 

  • Artist Talk, Speak Your Peace, curated by Justin Hoover, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

 

  • The Wall, Graffiti workshop, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 

AWARDS



2018

  • Art of Peace | The Robby Poblete Foundation award


2017

  • Rite Editions Gift in Memory of Steven Leiber Scholarship

 

  • The Murphy & Cadogan Art Awards

 

  • CCA Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

  • Fine Art Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


2016

  • Fine Art Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

  • CCA Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


2009

  • First price of Graffiti Contest, Tehran Art and Architecture University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


FILMS


2014

 

  • Featured in Mutiny of Colors, Documentary about Street Arts of Iran, Directed by Zeinab Tabrizy and Paliz Khoshdel


2010

 

  • Featured in Cultures of Resistance documentary movie, Directed Iara Lee


2009  

 

  • Graffiti Workshop, Tapesh TV


2008

 

  • Iranian Jackass Movies, Episode three, directed by Keyvan Shovir and Arash Farazmand


2007

 

  • Acted in Slowness, Directed by Farbod Khoshtinat

 

  • Featured in Here is Tehran documentary about Iran's graffiti, Directed by Saeed Haddadi

 

  • Iranian Jackass Movies, Episode two, directed by Keyvan Shovir and Arash Farazmand


2006

 

  • Iranian Jackass Movies, Episode one, directed by Keyvan Shovir and Arash Farazmand

 

Curated Exhibitions

 

  • Iranian Street art 2010 Group exhibition, Mehrva gallery - Tehran

 

  • The Essence of Unity 2018  Group exhibition, CCA Hubbell St Galleries - San Francisco