Introduction

Hello! My name is Shaghayegh Moazzami. I was born in Bojnord, Iran, on September 5, 1986, but now I live in beautiful Montreal (Quebec), Canada. I am a painter and an illustrator; however, to be completely honest, these are just contractual titles for the activities which I have chosen as my profession. I would not know if I should call myself an artist, but there is one thing I am certain of: I am a storyteller... And I owe my storytelling skill to where I grew up, the Middle East. This region in the world embraces an enormous number of folk tales and I was brought up, or more aptly put, shaped up among all these stories.

 My works almost always initiate with the influence of something or someone on me; it could be something I read in a book or someone I see on the street. Although some of my works might not appear realistic, the ideas behind them have originated from the little things in my life.

The language of picture is an international one; it knows no boundaries, no races, no religions, and even no genders. So, I hope to be able to touch as many people in the entire world as possible through my very works.

* My name, "Shaghayegh," is the name of the flower called "Poppy Anemone" in English.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experiences

2017 – Present    Cartoonist (Montreal, Canada)

2016                     Mural Artist at Nowroozland (Montreal, Canada)

2016                     Fine Art Restorer at a Residential Building (Montreal, Canada)

2015                     Mural Artist at Goldis Language School (Tehran, Iran)

2015                     Mural Artist at Raz-e Baresh Publication (Tehran, Iran)

Education

2015 – 2016         Tazhib Workshop (Persian ornamental patterns) with Rafat Mousavi at the Institute of the Association of Iranian Calligraphers (Tehran, Iran)

2013 – 2014         Illustration Workshop with the Illustrator Mohammad Ali Baniasadi (Candidate of Hans-Christian-Andersen Prize) at Arya Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

2004 – 2010        Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in Painting (Fine Arts) at Art University (Tehran, Iran)

Solo Exhibitions

2010                     Mehrva Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

2009                    Imam Khomeini Art Gallery (Karaj, Iran)

2005                    Golshan Art Gallery (Bojnord, Iran)

Joint Exhibitions

2010                     3rd Festival of Contemporary Design at Imam Ali Museum (Tehran, Iran)

2010                     Painting Market at Barg Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

2010                     Iranian Artists House Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

2008                    Art University Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

2006                    Golshan Art Gallery (Bojnord, Iran)

Honors & Awards

2017                     Interview with Hafteh Magazine (Montreal, Canada)

2010                     3rd Festival of Contemporary Design Prize at Imam Ali Museum (Tehran, Iran)

2010                     Long and Hot Summer of Art Prize at Mehrva Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

Voluntary Work

2010                     Restoration of Sculptures in Vahdat Complex (Tehran, Iran)