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Mahmoud Meraji

b. 1958 Iranian-Canadian

Mahmoud Meraji was born on February 18, 1958 in Tehran. He started painting in 1974, and in 1998, immigrated to Canada with his wife and son. Throughout the years he has been experimenting with different mediums, and he is now more focused on working with pastel and oil color. His art work spans Classicism, Realism and Surrealism. The present series are the result of his endeavor in Modernism.

Biography

Exhibitions
    SOLO SHOWS
    2015 'Unseen Borders', Articsok Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2007 'Mystic Iranian Curves', Six weeks of Iranian Art, Toronto, ON.
    1997 The Iranian Community Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
    1997 Iranian Community Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
    1997 Arya Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    1996 Arya Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    1993 Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    1991 Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    1985 Niyavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran.

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2016 'Artists seek the truth, and ghosts, through work', Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC.
    2015 'Mahmoud and Students: A Group Show', Articsok Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2015 'Ispirazione Divino', Articsok Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2014 'Summer Salon', Yumart, Toronto, ON.
    2011 'Figurative Show', OCAD University, Toronto, ON.
    2009-2010 'The Kingston Prize', Kingston, ON.
    2009 'Figutation', Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2009 'Ab strack'tid', Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2009 'Today and Tomorrow', The Canadian Portrait, Toronto, ON.
    2008 'Miracle of the Portrait', International Arts Festival, Toronto, ON.
    2008 'Buddha Composed', Varley Gallery, Markham, ON.
    2008 'Tiregan: Iranian Festival', Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.
    2007 'Iranian artists cultural reunion', Six weeks of Iranian Art, Toronto, ON.
    2007 'Canadian Artists without Boarder', Varley Gallery, Markham, ON.
    2007 'Ethnic Convergence', Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2006 'Iran, Iran, I ran with Bogos', Headbones Galley, Toronto, ON.
    2006 'Under the Azure Dome: Persian Festival', Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.
    2005 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2004 'Metamorphosis', Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, ON.
    2004 Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2003 'Drawing 2003', John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto, ON.
    2002 luminary Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
    2002 'Annual Juried Show', Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, ON.
    2001 'A Celebration of the Arts', Toronto, ON.
    2001 'Art at the heart', Arts week, Toronto, ON.
    2001 'Odyssey', Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, ON.
    2001 'Art at the heart', Toronto, ON.
    2000 39th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON.
    1999 38 th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON.
    1998 Transition: Changing States, Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, ON.
    1995 The Third Iranian painting Biannual, Tehran, Iran.
    1995 Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    1993 Fair of Flowers and Nature, Tehran, Iran.
    1993 The Second Iranian Painting Biannual, Tehran, Iran.
    1991 The First Iranian Painting Biannual, Tehran, Iran.
    1988 City Theater, Tehran, Iran.
    1986 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran.

    PUBLICATIONS
    1997-Present 'Shahrvand Publication', Toronto, ON.
    2016 'The Art Collection Seneca@York', Toronto, ON.
    2000 'Multicultural Calendar', Skills for Change, Toronto, ON.
    1997 'SUITCASE: A Journal of Transcultural Traffic Volume Two', UCLA
    Program in Comparative Literature, Los Angeles, CA.

    ACHIEVEMENTS
    2015 Purchase for permanent collection by Seneca@York, Toronto, ON.
    2011 People's Choice Award, 'Figurative Show', OCAD University, Toronto, ON.
    2010 Headbones Artist Choice Prize, Toronto, ON.
    2008 Grand prize, 'Miracle of the Portrait', Toronto, ON.
    2008 Art/Humanities, National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada, Toronto, ON.
    2002 Honorable mention, Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, ON.
    2001 Honourable mention, 'Art at the Heart', Toronto, ON.
    1993 First Prize, 'Iranian Fair of Flowers and Nature', Tehran, Iran.