Bio & CV

Mana Mehrabian

Mana Mehrabian

    Mana Mehrabian
    Born and raised in Tehran-Iran
    Based in Washington, United States
    Contact:manamehrabian@gmail.com
    *My work calls attention to the contemporary world of images and its impact on human perception. It asks viewers to be more conscious of their own acts of seeing and to question how digital technologies are shaping our patterns or habits of viewing. Referencing the mediums of photography and video and their related concepts and theories, my work conducts a dynamic investigation of meaning and consciousness, prompting viewers to think about their perceptions.

    Exhibitions:
    Solo/two-person exhibitions:
    2019:
    Saranac Art Projects, with Roin Morigeau, Spokane, Washington
    “Double Vision”, with Joe Hedges, (Juried), Gem Art Center,  Boise, Idaho
    2018:
    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art- WSU, Pullman, Washington
    “Perception-Sensation”, with Amelia Warden,(Juried), Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon
    2017:
    “Perception-Sensation”, with Amelia Warden, Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Pullman, Washington
    Group exhibitions:
    2020: Upcoming,
     The 6th international Exhibition on New Media Art, March 25-April 12, 2020, (Juried), CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
    2019:
    “CICA Experimental Film and Video 2019”(Juried), CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do,  South Korea
    “Fracture” (Jurors: Sarra Scherb and Shayla M. Alarie), Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington
    “De/composition” (Juror: Margot Muto), Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, New York
    “Wish you were here 19 postcard show” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
    “Escape”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington
    “Ospizio Giovani Artisti (OGA) Video Art Exhibition” (Juror: Werther Germondari), Rome, Italy
    “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
    ”Terrain 11”,(Juried), Spokane, Washington
    “Off the Wall (2018)” (Jurors: Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky), Art+ Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
    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
    “Art through the Lens”,(Juror: Eliot Dudik), Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
    “LUV”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington
    “Off the Wall(2017)”, (Jurors: Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky ), Art+literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
    “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
    Online Exhibitions:
    2019:
    Online exhibition, NYC Phoenix Art Gallery (Jurors: NYC Phoenix Art Collective artists), New York
    * http://www.phoenix-gallery.com/mana-mehrabian.html
    “Small Work online exhibition”, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
     *https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/gallery/26f8eba5-90d0-4416-894b-b1175f1b8846
    Bibliography:(Print Media, Interview, and Exhibition catalogue )
    Upcoming: New Media Art 2021, (Juried), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 2021,
    Murze Magazine, Issue 8(Jurors: The Murze team), London, 2019
    *Link to the interview:https://www.murze.org/single-post/2019/10/15/Mana-Mehrabian-Issue-Eight-Interview
    Friend of the Artist, Volume 10 (Jurors: Diana Cerezino, Tim Ralston and Michael H. Dewberry), United States, 2019 
    *https://www.friendoftheartist.com/volume10
    Decomposition Exhibition Catalogue, Main Street Art Gallery, New York, 2019
    *https://store.mainstreetartsgallery.com/store/p3200/decompositioncatalog.html
    Art Through the Lens, Exhibition Catalogue, Yeiser Art Center, Kentucky,  2017
    * https://www.theyeiser.org/project/art-lens-2017/
    -Publication as Author: “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
    Publication as Author/Review: “Art and Language” Theories, Scientific-Research Quarterly of Art and Architecture – Tehran-Iran, Book 14, Vol 4, Winter 2012
    Grants/Awards/Fellowship:
    Claude N.Nelson Graduate fellowship in Visual Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington,  2017
    John Ludwig Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2017
    2016-2018: Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship-Washington State University-Pullman, Washington,
    Artist Talk:
    2019: Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, Washington
    2018:Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland- Oregon
    2017:Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington
    Education:
    2016-2018: Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University (Department of Fine Arts), 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:
    2019( Spring Semester): Adjunct Instructor at Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Pullman, Washington
    2018-2019: 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,  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 Design), Roudehen, Iran.
    Work Experiences:
    May-July 2019: Tour Coordinator, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art /WSU, Pullman, Washington
    2018-2019: Curatorial Assistant and Gallery Attendant (Internship), Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art /WSU, Pullman, Washington
    2016-2018: Teaching Assistant -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, Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts