About

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Shabnam Mottaghi was born at 1972 in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to United State in 2014.

Since her teen years, she recognized her interest in art and started to train with well-known art instructors in Painting, Calligraphy, Sculpture and Graphic Design for 20 years, while she chose painting as her major art activity. 

Social issues have been one of her main concerns and based on her artistic trends, she studied Bachelor of Social Sciences at the university and completed her studies in Master of Graphic, while continuing her artistic career as a painter.

In two decade of her art career, Shabnam Mottaghi has participated in more than 20 groups and 8 solo exhibitions.

She has published three books and two research papers in art and creativity for children and in 2006 her book "The Store and Me" won the illustration award in International Children Book Competitions in US.

Besides painting, exhibiting her artworks and teaching, she continues to illustrate and write books for children and is expected to be releasing a new book in 2017.


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 East GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2012 Personal AtelierTehran - Iran

  • 2009 Cite International Des ArtsParis - France

  • 2008 Niavaran Cultural CenterTehran - Iran

  • 2004 Atbin GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2004 Azad Art GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2001 Personal AtelierTehran - Iran

  • 1999 Laleh GalleryTehran - Iran

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 3060 Gallery Columbus - United States

  • 2016 ROY G BIV GalleryColumbus - United States

  • 2016 Color of Humanity Gallery Juried ExhibitionEverett, PA - United States

  • 2016 Khaled GallerySan Jose - United States

  • 2016 View ArtsNew York - United States

  • 2016 Mall Galleries - Wildlife Artist ExhibitionLondon - United Kingdom

  • 2016 Contemporary Art GalleryMaryland - United States

  • 2015 Contemporary Art GalleryMaryland - United States

  • 2014 Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran

  • 2014 Arya Art GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2013 Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran

  • 2012 Arya Art GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2012 Saba Art MuseumTehran - Iran

  • 2011 Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran

  • 2011 Personal AtelierTehran - Iran

  • 2010 Pardis Mellat GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2010 Mahe Mehr GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2010 Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran

  • 2008 Niavaran Cultural CenterTehran - Iran

  • 2007 Isfehan Contemporary Art MuseumIsfahan - Iran

  • 2005 Aban GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 2003 Shafagh Gallery, Decorative PaintingTehran - Iran

  • 2003 Laleh Gallery, Mono-printTehran - Iran

  • 2003 Laleh Gallery, PaintingTehran - Iran

  • 2003 Artists and Writers ClubTehran - Iran

  • 2001 Personal AtelierTehran - Iran

  • 2001 Iranica BiennialWashington D.C. - United States

  • 2000 Afrand GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 1999 Gandhi Private GalleryTehran - Iran

  • 1996 Reza Abbasi Museum, CalligraphyTehran - Iran


Educations

  • MasterGraphic Design2012 - 2014 Tehran University, Tehran - Iran

  • BachelorSocial Science1993 - 1997 Azad University, Tehran - Iran