BORN in Tehran, Iran

BASED in Montreal, Canada

 

EDUCATION

 

2018  MFA Concentration Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal

 

2016  Semester on exchange, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

 

2010  Diploma in Graphic design, Collège Salette, Montreal

 

2006  BA in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia (Department of Fine Arts)

 

2006  BA in Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

 

2005  Semester on exchange, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

 

 

AWARDS // GRANTS

2017 Fine Arts Travel Award Program 

2017 Sodec Acquisition and Marketing Grant 

 

2016 Quebec Mobility Bursary 

 

2016 Lillian Vineberg Graduate Award In Painting And Drawing

 

2015-16 Concordia Merit Scholarship 

 

2015 Grant from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Impressions program

 

2014-15 MAI (Montreal Intercultural Arts) Mentorship Program Grant 

 

2013-2014 MAI (Montreal Intercultural Arts) Mentorship Program grant

 

April 2014 Vermont Studio Center Grant through Artist Resource Trust

RESIDENCIES

2019 (Summer) Artist in residence (résidence d'été), Galerie B-312, Montreal, Canada

2017 (August) Artist in residence, Brashnar Creative Project, Skopje, Macedonia

 

2016 (September) Artist in residence, Brashnar Creative Project, Skopje, Macedonia

 

2015 (Winter) Artist in residence, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Impressions Residency, Montreal, Canada

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020-2021 To live as an organ within oneself, Montreal Arts Council Touring Program (CAM en Tournée), TBA 

2018 To live as an organ within oneself, MAI (Montreal Intercultural Arts)

 

2018 To live as an organ within oneself, MFA Gallery, Concordia University  To

 

2015 Extimité / The World Inside, Montreal Council for the Arts

 

2012 Inverse, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

 

2010 “Bakhtak”, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

 

2008  Untitled,  Galerie Zeitzone, Berlin

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Rencontres avec l'art Contemporain, Maison de la culture Claude-Leveillée, Montreal 

2019 Osmose : 4 femmes, 4 artistes, 4 cultures, Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montreal

2017 Our Small Global Neighborhood, Cultural Centar Gjorce Petrov, Skopje, R.Macedonia

 

2017  Maureen II, MFA students’ collective exhibition, Ancienne école des beaux arts, Montreal

2017  Ignition13, Leonard and Ellen Bina Gallery, Concordia, Montreal

 

2017  Pasrole, MFA Exchange students’ collective exhibition, École

nationale supérieure des beaux arts de Lyon, Lyon

 

2016  Maureen, MFA students’ collective exhibition, Ancienne école des beaux arts, Montreal

 

2014  Espejo Negro, La Compania Gallery, Mexico City

2013 Truly Yours, Les Territoires Gallery, Montreal

 

2013  Espejo Negro, Les Territories Gallery, Montreal

 

2011 International Women’s celebrate! , Ayr Space, Ayr, Ontario

 

2011 Works on Paper III, Red Bird Studios, Montreal

 

2010  Young Figurative painters, Etemad Gallery, Tehran

 

2010  Works on Paper II, Red Bird Studios, Montreal  

 

2009  Horizons et Contrastes, Mekic Gallery, Montreal

 

2009  Fly with the Cage, Queen Art Gallery, Toronto

 

2009  Fly with the Cage, Lennox Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

 

2009  Europe Meets America, Seyhoun Gallery , Los Angeles

 

ARTIST TALKS | CONFERENCES

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2018  Ginger Garden artist talk, Asian Canadian Wiki in association with Simon de Beauvoir foundation  

2018  Q&A Montreal Monochrome (Sanctuary City), Articule Gallery, Montreal 

 

2016  Conference at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on the subject of Impressions Residency

 

2014  Artist talk and exhibition catalogue launch, La Campania Gallery, Mexico City

 

2013  Artist Talk, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal

PRESS | MEDIA

2018 Chantal L'Heureux, JUSQU’AU 15 DÉCEMBRE 2018 AU MAI : LE CORPS TERRITOIRE EXPOSÉ, Interview on Radio Centre-Ville 102,3 

2015 Maryse Boyse, Extimité / The World Inside: les pinceaux sensibles

de Naghmeh Sharifi, Baron Mag, Oct 2015 

2015 Le Devoir, Naghmeh Sharifi, lauréate de la résidence d’artiste du MBAM

2015  Interview on Radio_Canada, Arts et culture, Une peintre iranienne en résidence

au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, February 2015

2015 Interview on CIBL Radio-Montréal 101,5 FM Montréal s'expose, January 2015

2013 Joseph Henry, Cadaverous Collaboration at Les Territoires, Blouin Artinfo, July 2013 

 

2011 Iranian Visual Arts E-Zine, Talk Magazine, May 2011

2010 Interview on Radio-Tehran, Art and culture, June 2010

2009 Interview by Justin Shaw, Notebook Magazine, Issue 9, June 2009

 

 

­TEACHING // PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2020 Art Instructor, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts department of education 

2019-2020  Art Instructor, Painting, Drawing, Art initiation, Centre du vieux moulin, LaSalle

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2018  Project Coordinator, Galerie B-312

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2018  Instructor, Further explorations in the visual language, 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts department of education

 

2017 Part-time faculty, Painting 200, Concordia University, Montreal

2017 Teaching Assistant, Painting 200/3, Concordia University, Montreal

2016 Teaching Assistant, Critical issues in painting, Concordia University, Montreal

2016  Mentor Artist, Art of Inclusion: Muslim Youth Take the Lead (young

emerging artists within the Muslim community), a joint initiative by the Michaëlle Jean

foundation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

2016  Instructor, ABC’s of the visual language, Series of painting and drawing

Workshops, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts department of education

 

2015 Instructor, Drawing Workshop,  Journée de la culture in collaboration with Festival Accès Asie

 

2013 Instructor, Neighbourhood on the Move, community-painting workshop through Festival Accès Asie and Centre jeunesse Montréal.

 

2012  Instructor, Neighbourhood on the Move, community-painting workshop through Festival Accès Asie and Centre jeunesse Montréal.

 

2012  Instructor, Zagros Cultural Centre, Drawing workshops for children, Montreal