Born in 1981, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in the Washington DC
- 2011 M.F.A., American University, Washington, DC
- 2006 B.F.A., Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibitions2013 A leaf from my rose garden, curated by Steven Matijcio, Southern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
2012 I’m Coming Home, Contemporary Wing, Washington D.C.
2011 Perpetual Traveler, JK Gallery, LA/Culvert City
- 2014 The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran and Syria, Curated by Julie Ashcraft, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
- Centerfold Artists, Project 4 Gallery, Washington D.C.
- Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
- Art14 London Art Fair, London, UK
- Here and Now, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
- BiPolar, curated by Andrea Pollan, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
- 2013 Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
- Pulp 3: works on paper, works with paper, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL
- The Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries of Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
- Nostalgia Structures, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood MD, Summer
- Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
- Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
- Social Construction, Curated by Blair Murphy, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
- Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
- 2012 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington D.C. Oct 4-7
- Machines for living, Curated by Jenny Sidhu Mullins, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
- Crossing the line, curated by Barbara O’Brien, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- 2011 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington D.C. Sep 22-25
- Bilateral Trace: Four Emerging Artists From Iran, Strohl Art Center/ Bellowe Family Gallery, Chautauqua, NY, July-Aug
- Artist Tribute 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C. June-July
- CultureScapes, curated by Isabel Manalo, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C. June-July
- MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C. April-May
- Saturnalia, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C. Jan-Feb
- 2010 Introductions 6, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.
- Intention, First Year MFA exhibition, Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.
- Seeing Green, featuring the work of Shirin Neshat, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.
- 2009 Colorblind/Colorsite, Curated by Rachel Sitkin, American University Rotunda Gallery Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.
- Tension, In association with the International Art Affairs, Moderno, Washington D.C.
- Fresh: An Exhibition of Urban Contemporary Art, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
- 2008 You Won’t Believe Your Eyes, the 23rd Annual Corcoran College of Art and Design Print Portfolio, Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C.
- 2007 Story Time, The 22nd Annual Corcoran College of Art + Design Print Portfolio, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington D.C.
- 2006 Introductions 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.
- Thinking Voodoo, the 21st Annual Corcoran College of Art + Design Print Portfolio, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington D.C.
- Senior Thesis Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- 2005 Post-MC II, Sarah Silberman Gallery of Art, Rockville, Maryland
Awards and Residencies
- 2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) nominee
- 2013 The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards Semi-Finalist
- The Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist
- The eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semifinalist
- 2012 Artist in residence, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
- 2010 Carol Bird Ravenal Art Award -Travel Grant
- American University International Research Mellon Grant, Robyn Rafferty Mathias Fund
- 2009 Babs Van Swearingen Award, American University
- 2006 Corcoran College of Art + Design Faculty Award for Drawing and Painting
- Sons of the Revolution in the District of Columbia, American Art Essay Prize
- 2002 MC Merit Award in Design
Publications and Reviews
- 2014 City Paper, Baltimore, Feb 12, “BiPlar: School 33’s five-artist exhibit vacillates elusive and alluring,” Bret McCabe
- 2013 The Washington Post, Aug 10, “ D.C. gallery shows at Jane Haslem, Brentwood, Connersmith, Carroll Square,” Mark Jenkins
- Weld for Birmingham, Aug 8, “America Sings Out,” Walter Lewellyn
- Winston-Salem Journal, July 14, “In SECCA exhibition, artists use expressive markmaking to depict the real world,” Tom Patterson
- Special Feature: 9 poets respond to 9 paintings by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, organized by Art Director Bradley Harrison, Bat City Review, issue 9
- 2012 Modern Luxury DC, Dec, cover image and featured artist in the Arts and Power issue
- Art Papers, Sep-Oct issue, cover image and review by Danielle O’Steen
- The Washington Post, June 1, “I’m Coming Home: Dual Meaning of Home Coming”, Michael O’Sullivan
- New American Paintings 100, South Issue, The Open Studio Press
- 2011 The Chautauqua Daily, August 3, “In Strohl, ‘Bilateral Trace’ is a modest showing of crosscultural engagement,” Anthony Bannon.
- The Washington Post, July 29, “ Artists seeking to astound: D.C. area shows exhibit powerful works with bold lines, delicate strokes,” Mark Jenkins.
- The Washington Post, January 28, “Familiar Favorites: Once more, with feeling,” Jessica Dawson.
- 2010 New American Paintings 87, MFA Annual, the Open Studio Press
- Exhibition Review: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Yinka Shonibare MBE: an aesthetic of excess, Artifice blog
- Exhibition Review: Irvine Contemporary, Susan Jamison: Swallowtail, Artifice blog
- 2013 Artist Lecture, Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood, MD
- 2011 Artist Lecture for Undergraduate Drawing and Painting Courses, American
- University, College of Art and Sciences, Department of Art, Washington D.C.
- 2009 Visual Arts Lecture Series, Hultquist Center, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
- Visiting Artist, School of Art, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
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