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         Education:
2016   MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
2011   BFA, Soore University, Tehran



         Residency:

2018 - 2020  Drawing Center Open Sessions, NYC
2018  Millay Colony, NY 
2018  Mass Moca Studio Residency, MA 
2017   OMI Art Residency, NY 
2016   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine 
2015   Ox-Bow, MFA Residency Program, Michigan 
2015   24th Process - Art Space Festival, Bulgaria


         Exhibition:
            Solo Exhibition:

2017   NADA Fair, Marginal Utility Gallery, New York City 
2017   Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
2017   Not Too Far Away, Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University
2017   I remained just as afraid, Marginal Utility Gallery, Philadelphia
2014   Chef, Azad art Gallery, Tehran


            Group Exhibition:
2018  Mid-Winter Group Show, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia
2018  Complete Set II, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia
2017   We Are Stronger Together, Rush Philly Art Gallery, Philadelphia

2017   Summer Permanent Collection Installation, Curated by Jodi Throckmorton, PAFA Musuem
2017   Homonym, Spillway Gallery, Philadelphia
2016   For Sale By Owner, Skowhegan, Maine
2016   Happiness, Liberty, life? American Art and Politics, PAFA, Philadelphia
2016   Summer Show, Marginal Utility Gallery, Philadelphia
2016   Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia
2016   CAA Annual Exhibition, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
2016   Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
2016   MFA Biennial, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington
2015   24th Process - Art Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria
2015   University of Arts Gallery, Philadelphia
2015   Underground, 128 Gallery, PAFA , Philadelphia
2014   Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
2014   128 Gallery, PAFA, Philadelphia
2012   Light, Aun Gallery, Tehran
2011   Damonfar biennale, Paradis-e-Mellat Gallery, Tehran
2011   Pool, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
2010   Window, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
2010   In honor of 68, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran


            Teaching Experience:
2017 - Present    Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2016 - 17              Adjunct Faculty, Tyler School of Art, Temple University


            Honors and Awards:
2017   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2016   The Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize, PAFA Museum
2016   Woodmere Purchase Prize, Woodmere Art Museum
2016   Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2016   Selected in the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
2015   Selected in the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art MFA exhibition
2015   The Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarships, PAFA
2014   The Trustee Full Tuition Scholarships, PAFA


         Public Collection:
         OMI International Art Center 
​            Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Permanent Collection
            Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum
            Woodmere Art Museum


            Professional Experience and Review:
2018   Curatorial Project, A Collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum and Amherst Poetry           
            Reading, Amherst (Forthcoming)
2017   Steve Basel’s Review, On Patriotism, Title Magazine, Philadelphia
2017   Artist Talk, Public Program at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
2017   Exit Strategies Panel, PAFA, Philadelphia
2017   Artist Talk, Not Too Far Away, Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University
2017   Nick Gardner’s Review, Not Too Far Away, Voices from the Borderland, Ohio
2017   Noah Jones’s Review, Not Too Far Away, Richland Sources, Ohio
2011   Behzad Barani’s Review, Pool Exhibition, Text and Image, Tehran