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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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