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Mahin Tiani Khiabani

Toronto, ON, Canada

I am Mahin Tiani Khiabani. I was born on 23 August 1967, when my mother came to Tabriz for visiting. I grew up in Tehran in an art-loving family and with many ups and downs until I became fascinated by the art of painting. Although I was an outstanding student in the field of natural science, I participated in the art entrance exam and became an industrial designer. Yet, because of Cultural Revolution in Iran and my father's death, I could not continue my education. Spontaneously, I first started with miniature and then I was trained by many professors that the most prominent and important of them were Abbas Katouzian and Manouchehr Motabar but I got the most impact from Mohammad Roohi (a trained professor in France) and learned so much from him. Meanwhile, I took part in the courses of Jahad Daneshgahi and Cavendish College of England at the Paya Institute, and could achieve several certificates and diploma with high grades and average. I was a member of young group and I took the diploma of honor ( in color pencil) at art exhibitions and participated in several group and individual exhibitions, as well. I have a lot of experience in working with colored pencil and oil paint, especially in Alla Prima and Impasto techniques. I am an environmentalist and fond of realism and abstraction. In 1992, I had a very successful marriage, which resulted in two daughters. Artistic records Amateur - Summer 1981: Starting art activities by attending Mansour Vafaei’s painting classes. - 1986: Participating in national entrance exam for university in 1986-87 in the field of art and being admitted in industrial design major. But I could not study due to my father's death in the same year. - Miniature painting by using available resources and free methods. Professional - Participating in Ms. Taghavi’s painting classes, a graduate of art from Italy since 1990, and acquiring skills in colored pencil painting. - Holding a colored pencil painting exhibition with some of Ms.Taghavi's students in the conference hall of residential tower that was really welcomed. - I was honored at the first exhibition of experimental paintings held by the arts department, which won my diploma. - Participating in the first exhibition of experimental paintings held by art organization and winning Diploma of Honor. - Membership in several art groups, including the art organization young group. - Participating in several art exhibitions - Participating in CLS drawing courses of Jahad Daneshgahi of Tehran University - Participating in Professor Abbas Katouzian’s classes from 1993 to next several years (until his death), introduced by the Museum of Contemporary Art and gaining so many skills in oil painting. - Participating in Manouchehr Motabar’s classes from 2001 and gaining skills in drawing, perspective and volume. - Since 2005, I have been taking part in the Kavendish College Painting and drawing classes at Paya Institute, and obtained several certificates from this college. Finally, in 2007, I received a diploma in painting from this college. - Participating in Professor Sedghdar's classes - Participating in Professor Roohi’s classes (graduated from France) - Teaching drawing and painting courses - Cooperating with private groups of internal architecture - Cooperating with Atlas Poud company - Participating in the group exhibition of Nidra Art in Paris, France, called “Les Revez Non Cibles” in May, 2018 - Participating in the group exhibition of Nidra Ar Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, called “Self Discovery”, in 2018

Mahin's ArtPrize Entries

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    The last bird in a rainy twilight

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Mahin Tiani Khiabani
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Mahin's Past Work

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