About artist

Biography

About Artist

Ceramic lecturer at Al-Zahra and Shariati universities Sahar Esmaeil Tehrani is a visual artist who works with many media. Her dream of becoming an artist dates back to her childhood that she was fascinated by art and she constantly painted and made sculpture with materials. As her father worked in Cultural Heritage, he brought artistic books and magazines .These picture encouraged her to be sensitive and enthusiastic about art and culture. She got high score in entrance exam and passed Handicrafts in Art university of Tehran which is one of the best Art University in Middle East. It is worth mentioning that these years have been best experiences in her artistic life. She was familiar with a lot of traditional works of art which represented nature, human beings and its elements in Iranian culture. In her BA thesis, she researched about Nowrouz which is a universal ceremony that involved birth of nature in spring. Its different shapes and symbolic concepts created a distinctive abstract expression of colors and forms in her mind and she created ceramic arts. Combining theory with practice deepened her understanding of textbook knowledge and enriched her hands-on experience. In 2013, she was admitted in Al-Zahra University in painting for MA. This course was a new way to examine her idea in theory of art. In her MA thesis, she considered ancient Iranian culture and myths of nature. In fact, she wanted to follow previous researches in her BA thesis. By studying cultural and historical course of Iran’s mythology, the same thought and approach toward nature and tree is seen and these periods have influenced each other, so that the manifestation of Zoroastrian and Manichean culture and civilization beliefs in mysticism and Islamic culture is undeniable and it represents the most valuable and important place of trees and plants in Iranians thought and belief system. she often work with several media such as painting ,ceramic , photography ,installation ,sculpture and so on due to these objects which give lots of noble opportunities to solidify her artistic ideas. She has held two solo and more than 30 group exhibitions in the field of painting, ceramic and drawing. Also, she works as an art teacher. She has taught pottery, glaze ,painting and drawing at many institutes and AL-Zahra and Shariaty Universities in Tehran.

Resume

EDUCATION

2013-2015
MA, painting, Art Faculty, Al-Zahra university
GPA:18.72 out of 20
Thesis subject: Check position of nature(tree) in Iranian thought and art/ supervisor: Dr. Dariush Fard Dehkordi
2004-2008
BA, handy craft, Art university, Tehran,GPA:18.50 out of 20
Thesis subject is about Nowrouz and myth in ceramic.
supervisor: Dr. Omid Qajarian

ARTICLES

2015
The comparative study tree symbolic place in Iranian ancient and contemporary environment art of Iran published in ISI journal, The Revista Estudos Estudos & Práticas (RTEP) Brazilian academic journal, ISSN 2316/Dec 2020

2016
Represent images of Nowrouz in Islamic pottery (published in essay’s abstracts of Nowrouz Festival, peace heritage of Anthropological Research Center, Tehran, Iran

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

September 2018-present
Instructor, Teaching pottery and glaze in Shariati university, Tehran
March 2017-present
Instructor, Teaching pottery and glaze in Al-Zahra university, Tehran
June 2016-present
Teacher, Teaching painting, creative drama, drawing and pottery in Ghasedak Institute, Tehran
June 2015-march 2016
Teaching pottery in Nemone Tehran and Derakht-e-Danesh School Tehran
May 2011-may 2015
Administrative assistant, Educational manager
Children’s art instructor ,Teacher, Teaching painting , pottery, drawing, aerobics
Kids Drawing House Tehran
Sep 2010-May 2012
Teacher, Teaching painting and pottery in Armit Institute
Feb 2008-Aug2012
Teacher, Teaching painting and pottery in Green-blue Institut

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Solo painting and ceramic exhibition in Negar Gallery, Tehran
2013
Solo painting and ceramic exhibition ,drawing and soil in Drawing house, Tehran

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Participate in Over 50 group exhibitions in Iran and overseas.

MEMBERSHIP
2011-present
Member of Iranian ceramic artists association
2014-present
2020-present
Member of Iranian painting artists association Member of the board of directors Iranian ceramic artists association
2007-present
Honorary Member of pottery &ceramic field, institute for
promotion of contemporary visual art, Islamic republic of Iran
2011-present
Member of art group of World Children’s Research Institute

CERTIFICATE
2016
Certificate of The first course of storytelling, World Children’s Research Institute (working with UNESCO), Tehran, Iran
2013-2015
Certificate of Developmental and recognition psychology s` kids
2011
Certificate of workshop Instructor Training of World Children’s Research Institute,Tehran, Iran
2011
Certificate of handicraft expert of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Tehran Province
2008
Certificate of training Business skills of work and social security Institute in Tehran, Iran
INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
2006-present
Doing aerobics exercise ,fitness,Trx
2013-present
March 2011-present
Playing a Persian musical instrument called DAF
Holding lots of professional workshops such as painting, pottery, drawing, creative drama in high schools, schools, kindergartens , bookstores and institutes in different regions of Tehran and other cities in Iran.
March 2011 to present
Running numerous exhibitions of my students`works of art in several galleries in Iran and overseas.

LANGUAGE
Persian, Native
English, Academic IELTS, Overall Band Score 6.5

Contact info:

E-MAIL – sahartehrani65.e(at)gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.sahartehrani.com

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