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’s impact 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 photography as a medium and its related theories, her works conduct a dynamic investigation of meaning and consciousness as they prompt viewers to think about their perceptions. Mana currently lives in Washington, working as an adjunct instructor.

    Education:

    2016-2018: Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Washington, United States

    2008-2011: Masters 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

    Exhibitions:

    One and two-person exhibitions:

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

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

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

    Group exhibitions:

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

    2018: Upcoming ”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 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

    Teaching Experiences:

    -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 (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.

    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