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 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 group 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

  • 2013East GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2012Personal AtelierTehran - Iran
  • 2009Cite International Des ArtsParis - France
  • 2008Niavaran Cultural CenterTehran - Iran
  • 2004Atbin GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2004Azad Art GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2001Personal AtelierTehran - Iran
  • 1999Laleh GalleryTehran - Iran

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016ROY G BIV GalleryColumbus - United States
  • 2016Color of Humanity Gallery  Juried ExhibitionEverett, PA - United States
  • 2016Khaled GallerySan Jose - United States
  • 2016View ArtsNew York - United States
  • 2016Mall Galleries - Wildlife Artist ExhibitionLondon - United Kingdom
  • 2016Contemporary Art GalleryMaryland - United States
  • 2015Contemporary Art GalleryMaryland - United States
  • 2014Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran
  • 2014Arya Art GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2013Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran
  • 2012Arya Art GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2012Saba Art MuseumTehran - Iran
  • 2011Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran
  • 2011Personal AtelierTehran - Iran
  • 2010Pardis Mellat GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2010Mahe Mehr GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2010Iranian Artist ForumTehran - Iran
  • 2008Niavaran Cultural CenterTehran - Iran
  • 2007Isfehan Contemporary Art MuseumIsfahan - Iran
  • 2005Aban GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 2003Shafagh Gallery, Decorative PaintingTehran - Iran
  • 2003Laleh Gallery, Mono-printTehran - Iran
  • 2003Laleh Gallery, PaintingTehran - Iran
  • 2003Artists and Writers ClubTehran - Iran
  • 2001Personal AtelierTehran - Iran
  • 2001Iranica BiennialWashington D.C. - United States
  • 2000Afrand GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 1999Gandhi Private GalleryTehran - Iran
  • 1996Reza Abbasi Museum, CalligraphyTehran - Iran

Educations

  • MasterGraphic Design2012 - 2014 Tehran University, Tehran - Iran
  • BachelorSocial Science1993 - 1997 Azad University, Tehran - Iran