Bio & CV

Mana Mehrabian
Mana Mehrabian

Mana Mehrabian

    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.


    Mana Mehrabian is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, photography, and video. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Mana received her BA in Photography (2008) and MA in Art Research (2011). She taught art in Tehran universities before moving to the United States in 2016 in order to continue her studies in Fine arts. Mana received her MFA from Washington State University (2018) and has worked as an adjunct instructor in eastern Washington.

    Contact:manamehrabian@gmail.com


    Exhibitions:

    Solo and two-person exhibitions:

    2019:

    • Saranac Art Projects, with Roin Morigeau,Spokane, Washington, United States
    • “Double Vision”, with Joe Hedges, (Jurors: Fonda Portales and John McMahon), Gem Art Center,  Boise, Idaho, United States

    2018:

    • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art- WSU, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • “Perception-Sensation”, with Amelia Warden,(Juror:Sandy Sampson), Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon, United States

    2017:

    • “Perception-Sensation”, with Amelia Warden, Washington State University, Department of Fine arts, Pullman, Washington, United States

    Group exhibitions:

    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, United States
    • “De/composition” (Juror: Margot Muto), Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, New York, United States
    • “Wish you were here 19 postcard show” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • “Escape”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • “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, United States

    2018:

    • ”Lines of Thought”,(Juried), CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do- South Korea
    • ”Terrain 11”,(Juried), Spokane, Washington, United States
    • “Off the Wall (2018)” (Jurors: Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky), Art+ Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    • MFA Exchange show between Washington State University and University of Idaho, Ridenbaugh art Gallery, Moscow, Idaho, United States

    2017:

    • “Momento Mori”, Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • “Art through the Lens”,(Juror: Eliot Dudik), Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, United States
    • “LUV”, Stray Galleries, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • “Off the Wall(2017)”, (Jurors: Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky ), Art+literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    • “100 for 100”, CVA Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

    2016:

    • “6 Hours”, The Lodge Gallery, PNCA, Portland, Oregon, United States

    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:

    Grants/Awards/Fellowship:

    2017:

    • Claude N.Nelson Graduate fellowship in Visual Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • John Ludwig Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States

    Artist Talk:

    2019:

    • Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, Washington, United States

    2018:

    • Cascade Paragon Art Gallery, Portland- Oregon, United States

    2017:

    • Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Pullman, Washington,United States

    Publications:

    2019:

    2018:

    2017:

    2012:

    • 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