Bio & CV

Mana Mehrabian
Mana Mehrabian

Mana Mehrabian

    Mana Mehrabian is an Iranian artist working in installation, photography, and video. Her conceptual and interactive works engage the contemporary world of images and it impacts on human perception. Mana’s work invites viewers to lend their thoughts and attention to the influence of images that surround them every day. By referencing the media of photography and video and their related concepts and theories, her works conduct a dynamic investigation of meaning and consciousness as they prompt viewers to think about their perceptions. Mana received her BA in Photography and MA in Art Research in Tehran, Iran. She later continued her education and received her MFA from Washington State University. Mana currently lives in eastern Washington, working as an art instructor at Washington State University and Spokane Falls Community College.

     

    Exhibitions:

    One and two-person exhibitions:

    2019: Upcoming, “Double Vision”, Gem Art Center, with Joe Hedges, Boise, Idaho

    2019: Upcoming, Saranac Art Project, with Roin Morigeau, Spokane, Washington

    2018: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art- WSU, Pullman, Washington

    https://museum.wsu.edu/events/exhibit/2018-gallery-07-collections-learning-mfa-exhibition/

    2018: “Perception-Sensation”, Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland- Oregon

    https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2018/01/22/perception-sensation/

    2017: “Perception-Sensation”, Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Pullman, Washington

     

    Group exhibitions:

    2019: Upcoming “de/composition” (Juried), Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, New York

    2019:Upcoming: “Wish you were here 19 postcard show” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    2019: Upcoming “CICA Experimental Film and Video 2019”(Juried), CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    2019: “Escape”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington

    2019: “Ospizio Giovani Artisti (OGA) Video Art Exhibition” (Juried), Rome, Italy

    2019: “Side by Side”, SFCC Fine Arts Faculty exhibition, Spokane Falls Community College, Fine Arts Gallery, Spokane, Washington

    2018: ”Lines of Thought”,(Juried), CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do- South Korea

    http://cicamuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Lines-of-Thought-2018-Catalog-1.pdf

    2018: ”Terrain 11”,(Juried), Spokane, Washington

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/oct/04/finishing-the-puzzle-terrains-increased-size-comes/

    2018: “Off the Wall (2018)” (Juried), Art+ Literature laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin

    2018: MFA Exchange show between Washington State University and University of Idaho, Ridenbaugh art Gallery, Moscow, Idaho

    2017: “Momento Mori”, Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington

    2017: “Art through the Lens”,(Juried), Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

    2017: “LUV”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington

    2017: “Off the Wall(2017)”, (Juried), Art+literature laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin

    https://artlitlab.org/sites/default/files/night_4_program_8.26.17.pdf

    2017: “100 for 100”, CVA Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina

    2016: “6 Hours”, The Lodge Gallery, PNCA, Portland, Oregon

    2014: “Few Scenes from Paradise” (Juried), Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran

    2013: Tehran Art Walk (Juried) organized by the Friendship Association of Iran-France and Iran- Netherland, Tehran-Iran

     

    Grants/Awards/Fellowships:

    2016-2018: Full Assistantship ( Teaching Assistant), Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

    2017: Claude N.Nelson Graduate fellowship in Visual Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

    -2017: John Ludwig Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA

     

    Artist Talk:

    2019: Upcoming, Gem Art center, Boise, Idaho

    2018: Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland- Oregon

    2017: Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts

     

    Publications:

    -Mana Mehrabian, “Art and Language” Theories in Contemporary Iranian Art during the 2000s, Scientific-Research Quarterly of Art and Architecture – Tehran-Iran, Book 15, Vol 5, Spring 2012

    -Mana Mehrabian, “Art and Language” Theories, Scientific-Research Quarterly of Art and Architecture – Tehran-Iran, Book 14, Vol 4, Winter 2012

     

    Educations:

    -2016–2018: Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University (Department of Fine Arts), Pullman, Washington, United States.

    -2008–2011: Master of Arts in Art Research, Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch), Tehran, Iran.

    -2003–2008: Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch), Tehran, Iran.

     

    Teaching Experiences:

    -Spring 2019 (Present): Adjunct Instructor at Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Pullman, Washington

    -2018-Present: Adjunct instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, Pullman, Washington

    -2017-2018: Instructor of Record at Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington,

    -2013-2016: Adjunct Instructor at Center of Art and Cultural Education, University of Applied Science and Technology, Unit 34 and 49 (Community College), Department of Interior Design and Graphic Design, Tehran, Iran.

    -2012–2015: Adjunct Instructor at Islamic Azad University- Roudehen Branch (Department of Graphic Design and Interior Architecture), Roudehen, Iran.

     

    Work Experiences:

    -2018-2019: Curatorial Assistant and Gallery Attendant (Internship), Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art /WSU, Pullman, Washington

    -2016-2018: Teaching Assistant in Photography, Art History and Art and Science Courses, Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts

    -2016-2018: Member of Artist-Scholar Committee, Design Committee and Gallery Committee at Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts