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.
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)
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)
2010 Mehrva Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran)
2009 Imam Khomeini Art Gallery (Karaj, Iran)
2005 Golshan Art Gallery (Bojnord, Iran)
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
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)
2010 Restoration of Sculptures in Vahdat Complex (Tehran, Iran)