I was born and raised in an artist family. After I graduated from the university with a physics degree, I started practicing different styles and techniques under the supervision of accomplished artists in Iran. In 2007 I left Iran to experience living and painting in other countries. My first stop was India where painting snake charmers and street performers became my obsession. I spent a few years in Southeast Asia, and in 2011 made my way to Turkey where I currently live and work.


Deeply affected by colors, my initial paintings were inspired by the force and subtlety of light in live subjects such as the spiritual dance of Sufis in my “Rumi on Canvas” collection. Over time, the source of my inspiration has migrated to within and has taken a more abstract or surreal form. Subject and message still plays a central role in my paintings, even though at times I hide them within the multiple layers of forms and colors.


Born in Iran, 1975

Lives and works in Antalya, Turkey


     MFA Studio Arts in Painting, Akdeniz University, Turkey

     BS Physics, Orumieh University, Iran


Artist CV


Selected Solo Exhibitions

     2016     On the Edge, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX

     2015     Rumi on Canvas, Longworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

     2014     Rumi on Canvas, Longworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

     2013     Rumi on Canvas, Longworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Selected Group Exhibitions

     2015     36th Annual juried exhibitions, Monmouth Museum, NJ

     2012     BONART Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

     2011     Star Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

     2010     International Art Exhibition, Malaysia Institute of Art, KL, Malaysia

     2010     Malaysia National Day Art Exhibition, KL, Malaysia

     2009     International Art Expo, City Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia

     2008     Oil Paintings, Sobhan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

     2007     Oil Paintings, Mina Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Awards and Honors

     2015     Top 30 Artists, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

     2014     First Place, Grand Opening, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

     2014     Featured Artist, Santa Fean Magazine

     2010     MFA Scholarship, Winthrop University, SC


SAMARA Gallery

3100 Richmond Ave - Suite 104

Houston TX 77098


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