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Maedeh Emtiaz

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Artist’s Story

Maedeh is an American-Iranian painter with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and minor in textile design from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City / Starting professionally as a freelance textile designer she shifted her focus to Fine Art in 2006 / Since then, Maedeh has continued to have sold-out solo exhibition across Tehran’s blue chip art galleries such as Atbin, Mah and Seyhoun Gallery / Keen to the inherent artifice of human social interactions, her brushstrokes express a tapestry of assorted images that amass an impression or persona of her imagined subjects / Her detailed brushwork retains a surprising degree of spontaneity with an innate sense of rhythm, and compositional elements inside a two dimensional framework / Maedeh celebrates colour and geometric forms that seek to emulate the manner in which the universe operates simultaneously on micro and macro levels /

Full CV


Bachelor of Fine Art, Fashion Instated of Technology, NY State University

Minor in Textile Surface Design,Fashion Instated of Technology, NY State University

Design Certificate, Ceramic Pattern Design School, Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal

Certificate, German North American Society, Visual Art & Architecture, Berlin

Silk Screen Printing School, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2016, Solo Painting Exhibition at Seyhoun Gallery Tehran, Iran

2012, Solo Painting Exhibition at Mah Gallery Tehran, Iran

2009, Solo Painting Exhibition at Atbin Gallery Tehran, Iran

Professional Experience

Creative Director and Art Teacher, German Embassy School of Tehran, Iran

Pattern Designer, Vista Alegre Ltd,, Ilhavo, Portugal

Limited edition Designer, Atlantis Crystal Ltd, Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal

Textile Design Director, Starington Ltd., NYC

Textile Surface Designer, Concord U.S.A Ltd., NYC

Freelance contractor, Ann Klein, United Airlines, and Stone Hedge Corp., NYC

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Solo Painting Exhibition at Seyhoun Gallery Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 Solo Painting Exhibition at Mah Gallery Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 Solo Painting Exhibition at Atbin Gallery Tehran, Iran

Artist Statement

I lack confidence to write an artist statement, because I believe painters make statements by creating images not words. I can certainly share some facts about my technical and pictorial inspirations.

Technical inspirations in my latest collection was triggered by the work of a renowned photo/realist painter, Chuck Close who’s work I admire with deep affection. However, in Contrast to photo-realism style, my subjects are from imagination and extremely symbolic with use of tonal monochromatic colors and textures as an expression of constant motion in life.

The subjects in all my collections stem from a fascination with cultural and social influences on human behavior, which is simply another perspective focused on inner duality of the human nature expressed in personal language through abstract images.

Painting soothes my soul, provides solace, and keeps me mindful in this chaotic world.