Biography

Shahrzad is an Iranian-Canadian artist, born in 1985. She has more than ten years diverse experience as a sculptor, visual artist, model designer and visual art instructor. 

Shahrzad used a variety of materials such as air-dry clay, plaster, wax- clay, wood, iron sheets for modeling, silicon and fiberglass for mold making and urethane resin for casting her sculptures.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (sculpture) from Tehran University of Art, also she studied sculpture as an independent student at Concordia University for a year. She has more than fifteen group exhibitions, one solo sculpture exhibition and three public sculptures in her professional background. She recently received Above Grand Award at 145 Ontario Society of Artists Annual Open Juried Exhibition in Toronto and Honorable Mention Award at 8th Annual Juried Show FigureWorks 2017 in Ottawa. Also, her work has been selected as one of the 2018 juror's picks at 57th edition of Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair in Toronto.

For Shahrzad, Considering fundamental social issues such as democracy, human rights, equality, capitalism, migration and the plurality of the society we live in, are central to her work. She creates socially engaging art pieces that invoke thoughts and encourage conversations about social issues that surround us. Creating original pieces that truly move people to feel intense emotions.

Exhibition & Awards 

• Acceptance into 57th edition of Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, 2018     

• Above Grand Award, 145 Ontario Society of Artists Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, 2018

• Group art work exhibition, Arta gallery, Toronto, 2018  

• Acceptance into VAM’s 40th Annual Juried Show, Mississauga, 2018                                                 

• Honorable Mention Award, 8th Annual Juried Show FigureWorks 2017, Ottawa, 2017 

• Solo sculpture exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, 2017  

• Sculpture out of Bloks, San Diego Comic con, Mattel/Mega Bloks, San Diego, 2016  

• Sculpture out of Bloks, New York Comic con, Mattel/Mega Bloks, New York, 2015  

• The sculpture group exhibition, AVA gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, 2013  

• The sculpture group exhibition, Grover building gallery, Montreal, 2012  

• The sculpture group exhibition, mapping cultural belonging, Concordia, Montreal, 2012  

• The 3rd Biannual exhibition of urban sculpture, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012

• The Exhibition of small sculptures, Farvahar Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

• The 2nd Biannual exhibition of urban sculpture, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010

• The sculpture group exhibition, Toranj Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, 2010  

• The sculpture group exhibition, the seed of baobab, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2009

• Group exhibition for contemporary artists in Isfahan, Art center of Isfahan, Iran, 2009  

• The 4th exhibition of art, Sport and Olympics, Tehran, Iran, 2008  

• The 1st Biannual exhibition of urban sculpture, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008 

Permanent Public Art Works

 

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Center, Oakville, Canada

• Lonely Side of Human, (Indoor Public Art), 2017    
                         

Tehran Municipality (Beautification Department), Tehran, Iran  

• Zebras (Urban Sculpture), Installed at Police Park, 2012

• Kid, Ball, Play (Urban Sculpture), Installed at Shahr Park, 2010

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