Leily Derakshani

Biography

Leyli Derakhshani was born in 1961 Leily grew up in an artistic family and graduated in sculpture from the Fine Arts school .She started working as an illustrator and graphic artist and subsequently became a permanent member of the Association of the Children’s books illustrators of Iran.
Leyli’s credits include:
• Participation in four International Illustrators’ fare in Iran
• Participation in the first Asian Illustrators’ fare in Japan
• Participation in the forty-fourth Illustrators’ fare in Belgrade and twenty-first Illustrators’ fare in Bratislava
• Becoming a permanent member of Association of the Iranian Painters
• Becoming a permanent member of association of the Canadian painter
While pursuing her career as an illustrator, Leyli also started studying music and was soon also established as a performing musician. Leyli’s music credits include:
• Collaboration with the Hamnava Ensemble in Germany and Nava Arts Centre in London
• European tour with Hamnava Ensemble .
• Participation in the renowned Southbank Centre’s Rhythm Stick Festival in London
• Performance with the Hamnava Ensemble in the Das Kultur Haus
Leyli’s Exhibitions and workshops include:
Workshops
• The London Southbanks’ Rhythmstick Festival, Music Workshop, 1999
• International Festival of European and Iranian Childrens’ Literature, hosted by the Centre for Intellectual Development of Children and Youth,Iran.Tehran. 2004
• The Frankfurt Book fair, Illustration and Imaging workshop,Iran.Tehran. 2005
• British Council ‘Magic pencil Illustrators’ 2007
• Gallery Books, Workshop 2015

Exhibitions
    2022 Simine Paris, France
    2021 Sahar K. Boluki art Gallery, Canada
    2016 Azad art Gallery, Iran
    2015 Pro Art Gallery , Dubai
    2013 Proart Gallery, Dubai
    2012 Nar Art Gallery, Iran
    2010 Mahart Gallery, Iran
    2000 Mahart Gallery, Iran
    2008 Mahart Gallery, Iran
    2006 Momayez Art Gallery
    2005 LYS Blanc, Bahrain
    2003 Hous Drei, Germany
    2003 Alten Molkerei Schfwnkel, Germany
    2003 Azadart Gallery, Iran
    2001 Azadart Galley Iran

    Women in Art, Pro Art Gallery , Dubai Nov 2018
    Pro Art Gallery ,Dubai,Sep 2017
    International Exhibition in papermill Gallery Canada, Aug 2017 ,SCA Award of Merit
    Treibsand online Exhibition Space- Contemporary Art in the Middel East , Swiss 2016
    Montreux Art Gallery , Swiss, 2015
    Satura Art Gallery ,Italy, 2015
    Azad Art Gallery, Iran Mar. 2015
    Lalle Art Gallery, Iran, Feb, 2015
    Momayez Art Gallery, Iran, 2015
    Momayez Art Gallery,Mar, Iran, 2014
    Raad Charisty Action Jan. 2015
    Proart Gallery,Apr, 2013
    Mah Art Gallery, Iran, 2009
    Zangar Art Gallery, Iran, 2009
    Mah Art Gallery, Iran, 2007
    Artis’s Art Gallery, Iran, 2006
    Mah Art Gallery, Iran, 2005
    Niyavaran Central Foundation, Iran,Jun, 2005
    Molkerrei Schfwinkel Germany 2002
    Azad Art Gallery, Iran, 2002
    Alten Milkerei Schofwikel, Germany, 2001
    Artis’s art gallery, Iran, 2001
    RTIS’S Art Gallery, Iran, 2001
    Artis’s Art Gallery, Iran, 2001
    Azad Art Galley, Iran, 2000
    Azad Art Galley, Iran, 1999
    Azad Art Gallery, Iran, 1999