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 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 From Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch) in Tehran, Iran. She later continued her studies and received her MFA from Washington State University. Mana currently lives in Washington State, working as an Adjunct Instructor.

    Exhibitions:

    One and two-person exhibitions:

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

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

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

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

    Group exhibitions:

    2019:Upcoming “Side by Side”, Faculty exhibition,Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington

    2018-19:”Ospizio Giovani Artisti (OGA) Video Art Exhibition” (Juried), Rome, Italy

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

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

    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”, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

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

    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:

    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

    Artist Talk:

    2018: Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland- Oregon

    2017: Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts

    Publication:

    -Mana Mehrabian, “Art and Language” Theories in Contemporary Iranian Art during 2000’s, 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

    – Liberman, Fredric, Zen Buddism and its Relationship to Elements of Eastern and Western Art, Translation to Farsi by Mana Mehrabian, Scientific-Research Quarterly of Art and Architecture -Tehran-Iran, Book 6, Vol 2, Winter 2010