Maryam Khazai
Painter
Iran

Born in January 17, 1964, Amol, Mazandaran, Iran
BS in painting, Al-Zahra University, Tehran
Her paintings mostly focus on WOMEN and their social position.

Solo Exhibitions:
Sabz Gallery, Tehran, 1993
Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1995
UNESCO Central Gallery, Paris, France, 1996
Aria Gallery, Tehran, 1997
Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1999
Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, 2001

Group Exhibitions:
Iranian & German Painters, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1984
Tehran Graphic Design Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1987
International Exhibition of Children's Book Illustration, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1993
Flower and Plants in Iranian Painting, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1993
Second Iranian Painting Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1993
International Print Exhibition, Kanagawa, Japan, 1994
Third Iranian Painting Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1995
12th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, England, 1996
Painting, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, 1996
Iranian Contemporary Drawers, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1997
Iranian Contemporary Drawers, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1998
Iranian Contemporary Drawers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1999
Iranian Contemporary Sculptors, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 1999
Selected Works of Iranian Contemporary Painters, Artexpo New York, USA, 2000
10 Iranian Women Painters, Brussels, 2001
Iranian Contemporary Drawers, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2001

Iranian Painter Won Prize at Cleveland Exhibition, 1996
Gifted Iranian painter, Maryam Khazai, was one of the 12 winners of design painting from Cleveland International Biennale Drawing Exhibition.

Talking in interview with Iran News, Maryam Khazai said: "I took one of my portraits called 'Look' to the exhibition and was picked by the jury as one of the 12 selected painters and awarded prize of 1000 Sterling." She said according to statement, issued by Cleveland Painting Exhibition, based in UK, the prize will be distributed among the winners on March 8, when the exhibition is opened. British Embassy in Tehran has so far refused to grant her visa, although she holds an official invitation from exhibition.

"After screening 1800 paintings forwarded to exhibition, Cleveland Jury selected 80 as excellent paintings. Pursuant to another screening, 12 outstanding paintings were chosen for awards, include mine", Maryam Khazai explained.

Born in 1963, Mrs. Khazaei started painting in 1984 band received BA in painting from Al-Zahra University. Elaborating on her artistic performance, the young painter said: "During the time I was active in artistic work, I participated in group exhibitions, such as the second and third biennale exhibitions, held in Tehran. I also attended Children's Book Illustration Exhibition on the effect of flower and nature on the works of painters, and exhibition of the manifestation of feelings, held on the occasion of Women's Week."

She said this year she held individual exhibition in Sabz Gallery and last week had joint exhibition with Manouchehr Nosrat in Barg Gallery, which ended yesterday.

Meanwhile, upon the invitation of UNESCO, Maryam Khazai will travel to Paris, on March 19, to exhibit 38 of her paintings in Central Hall of UNESCO for one week.



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