www.poonehoshidari.com Pooneh Oshidari was born in 1984 Tehran. She earned her B.F.A. degree in Graphic design 2009 and two years later she graduated with an M.F.A. in Illustration from Tehran University's School of Fine Arts. She is the Member of Society of Iranian Painters from 2010. I am mostly concentrated on painting and drawing. My professional career began in 2007 by participating in Iran's 7th Painting Biennial and holding my first solo exhibition at Honar Gallery in Tehran. During 7 years, my works were exhibited in 8 solo exhibitions in Tehran, Clermont Ferrand (France), Los Angeles and Kuwait. I participated in more than 70 group exhibitions. In 2013 my work was accepted to be shown at Tehran's Illustration Biennial and I also have worked on several books – from poetry to children's books as an illustrator. The viewpoint on my paintings was highly influenced by my background in graphic design. The content of my present works roots in 2011 when I started a journey on looking closer at motherhood and loneliness, and along the road, references to the nature became more prominent in my works. The first project that influenced my works was a distant collaboration with Art Deco College students in Paris to illustrate topics related to culture as well as stories that took place in Tehran and Paris. My other important contribution was participation in Rybon International Artists’ Workshop 2012. In addition, over the past year, I had a more serious experience in farming and gardening which was positively inspiring in my work. The last important project I participate was the Kooshk Art residency program with Artistes en Residence in France. Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2016, Artistes en Residence, as a one day show (open studio), Clermont-Ferrand, France 2016, Homa Gallery 2014, FA Gallery, Kuwait 2014, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles 2012, Atbin Gallery, Tehran 2011, Atbin Gallery, Tehran 2010, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran 2009, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran And two more solo shows. Selected International group exhibitions: 2017, Asia House/ “With My Roots”/ Artworks by thirty Iranian Contemporary Artists, London 2016, Mohsen Gallery/ Kooshk Residency open studio/ Tehran 2015, Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy, “Time to Talk” 2015, ATO international convention and exhibition center, ART ANKARA, contemporary Art fair 2015, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles 2014, Cultural center of Iran embassy at Azerbaijan, “Iranian Illustrators at Norouz International Festival”, Baku 2014, New York, Tallybeck Contemporarery Gally, Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions 2014, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles 2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles 2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles 2013, Saba Art Center, The Sixth Tehran Illustration biennale, Tehran 2012, Tour and Taxis Art Center, Un exposed, 40 young Iranian woman artists, Brussels, Athen, Warsaw 2012, Mohsen Gallery, Participate in Rybon international artists workshop, Tehran 2011, Art Deco, Paris, Illustration exhibition

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Work History

* I have also been working as an illustrator since 2005 with a lot of publications such as; Kanoonparvaresh, Kids of Sea, Roshd magazine, Keyhanbacheha, Chekeh publication, Shahr publication, Soroude Mehr publication, Ghoo publication, Madreseh publication, Hamshahri magazine, Soroush children Magazine and book publication, Amordad magazine, Tehran Zoroastrian Organization, Ayandegan publication and … * Teaching Illustration and Drawing as a professor at University of applied science and technology/ Art and Cultural branch * Teaching Illustration, Painting, and Drawing as a teacher at institutes such as; Karestan, Zoroastrian culture and art home, and Khoraminejad. Other Prosperities: Research paper in Relevant pictures to the Persian Myth of Creation, for the final lecture, University of Tehran Illustrate a series of works for Persian Myth of Creation based on Zoroastian stories Research paper in Similarities between pictures of "Mother and Child" in "Ghajar period in Iran" and "Renaissance period in Europe" Research paper in influence of Monalisa portrait on "Ghajar paintings of women portraits" Holding free workshops in privet institutes for my talented students Holding some art projects by teaching painting to Street Children (Work Children) of Tehran and collecting their paintings for a charity exhibition Participating in several charity group exhibitions to collect financial aid for charitable institutions such as, Mahak Cancer hospital, Daheshpour Cancer care center, Mehre_Taha Center of orphan girls, and Houman institute. Winner of Tehran Beautification Festival of Norouz Art consultant at Amordad Magazine Part time Art consultant at Markaz Publication Art consultant at Zoroasrian Society of Tehran


  • University of Tehran

    • 18.66 Illustration
    • 2008 - 2011