Soheila Haghighat
Painter
Iran

Soheila Haghighat Dolatabadi
Member of the Society of Iranian Painters

Soheila Haghighat was born in Isfahan, Iran. She studied traditional arts at Pardis Faculty of Arts in Isfahan and Al-Zahra University in Tehran and graduated in 1989. She worked and researched in different branches of Iranian traditional arts such as embossing, pottery, glass blowing, illumination, textile arts, natural dyes and carpet designing.

She also pursued her interests in photography. She wrote her thesis on the subject of Arts of Armenian Iranians.
Since 1992, Soheila Haghighat has devoted her time to painting and teaching. She first used watercolors and painted people and scenery. Later on she used acrylic for her abstract figurative paintings, mainly showing the feelings and sensibilities of Iranian women. Her last individual exhibition in 2005 had the theme of the place of women in Iranian society.

Soheila Haghighat’s paintings have been shown in seven individual and twenty three group exhibitions in Iran and three group exhibitions abroad, two in New York and Houston ( Echoes in Blue) and one on the occasion of World Women’s Day in Istanbul, Turkey.

Solo Exhibitions:
- Keyhan Gallery, Tehran, August 1995
- Vali Gallery, Tehran, December 1996
- Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, October 1997
- Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, May 1999
- Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, October 2000
- Golestan Gallery, Tehran, September 2003
- Golestan Gallery, Tehran, December 2005
_ Day Gallery, Tehran, November 30-December 6

Group Exhibitions in Iran:
- Golrizan, Society for Protection of Hemophilia Patients, Tehran, August 1996
- Vali Gallery, Tehran, March 1997
- Vali Gallery, Tehran, April 1997
- Vali Gallery, Tehran, April 1997
- Niavaran Cultural Center, Fourth Exhibition Of Iranian Women’s Paintings, Tehran, October 1997
- Saad-abad Gallery, Society for Protection of Children Suffering from Cancer, Tehran, November 1997
- Seyhoun Gallery, Society for Protection of Children’s Rights, Tehran, November 1997
- Exhibition to support Mr. Karbas-chi, Mayor of Tehran, August 1997
- Exhibition for Imam Ali Charity, Tehran, 1997
- Seyhoun Gallery, Society for Protection of Children’s Rights, Tehran, April 1998
- Seyhoun Gallery, Exhibition in support of MS Charity, Tehran, June 1999
- Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts, Tehran, October 1999
- Banafsheh Gallery, Tehran, January 2002
- Golestan Gallery, 100 Paintings and 100 Painters, Tehran, August 2003
- Niavaran Gallery, Tehran, November 2003
- Iranian Artists Organization, Tehran, August 2004
- Golestan Gallery, 100 Paintings and 100 Painters, Tehran, August 2004
- Laleh Gallery, Tehran, November 2004
- Talare Vahdat. The First Iranian Expo, Tehran, October 2004
- Golestan Gallery, 100 Paintings and 100 Painters, Tehran, August 2005
- Ershad Gallery, Sanandaj, November 2005
- Niavaran Gallery, World Peace Exhibition, Tehran, April 2006
- Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, June 2006
- Baran Gallery, Tehran, 23 June- July
- Golestan Gallery, 100 Paintings and 100 Painters, Tehran, July 22-August 27, 2007
- Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran, August 26-September 5

Group Exhibitions abroad:
- National Arts Club, New York, (Echoes in Blue), April 2003
- Williams Tower Gallery. Houston, Texas (Echoes in Blue), November 2003
- Pera Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2006
- Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, July 2007



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