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Mojan Mozaffari was born in Iran. She lives and works in California. She received MA and BA degrees in Painting from Azad University, Tehran in 2000 and 1996 respectively. She has held several solo shows and has participated in many national and international group exhibitions. She has been awarded several prizes, including Certificate of Congressional Recognition for outstanding art exhibition in 2015.


2000   MA, Fine Arts (Painting), Azad University, Tehran, Iran

1996    BA, Fine Arts (Painting),  Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019   Holy Presence, Exhibition and Book Launch, Cista Arts and Mehri Publications, London, UK

2019   Narbaghi, Exhibition and Book Launch, UCI University -  Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, Irvine, CA

2015   Blue Rhythm, with film and installation, Croatian Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2013   Exhibition and Guest Speaker, Mehregan Organization, San Diego, CA

2012   Universe, Iranian Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA

2007  The Death of Bareh, with film and performance, Matt Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2005  Mahroyan, Iranian Visual Artists, Irvine, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  Diverse, Maison des Associations, Paris,France

2017   University of Kabal, Afghanistan

           University of Hirat, Afghanistan

2011    SuziQ Senior Center, Laguna Beach, CA

           Long Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

           Sayhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Nottingham Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

2010   Sayhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009  Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

2003  Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2002  Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2001   Society of Iranian Painters, Tehran, Iran

            Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

            Land Art and Ice, installation, University of Tehran, Iran

            Land Art and Ice, installation & exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

            Flying in the Blue Day, art performance, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

1996-97 Tajali ehsas, Farhang Saraye Niyavaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Selected Video Art

2011     Director & Producer, Awakening, screening at Sayhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005   Director & Producer, The Death of Bareh, screening at Matt Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2003   Director & Producer, 3Min & 59 Second with Love, screening

2002   Director & Producer, 3Min & 59 Second with Love, screening

2001    Director & Producer, Water, Life art video, screening at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

             Director & Producer, Symorgh art video, screening at Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran and University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Stage Design

2017   Ceremonial stage, Anaheim Hills, CA

           Color of Love, musical concert, University of Irvine, Irvine, CA

2016   Love Songs, International concert, Zipper Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2014   No Avaa, musical concert, Laguna Woods, CA

2012   Faranay, musical concert, Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA


Academic Experience

2000-2001   Lecturer, Dept. of Drawing, Painting, Art History, Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

1998-2000   Laboratory Supervisor, Photography Dept. Zenab College of Film and Photography, Tehran

1997-1998     Lecturer, Dept. of Drawing, Painting, Art History, Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran


Selected Professional Experience

2014   Workshop, Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2012   Workshop, Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation, Heritage Park, Irvine, CA

2013   Guest Speaker, Private Event, UCI, Irvine, March 18

2010-2013   Art Coordinator, Iranian Visual Artists Organization, Orange County, CA

2012   Art Coordinator, Mehregan Festival (Persian Festival of Autumn),  Irvine, CA

2012   Art Coordinator, Faranay Group Performance, Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Workshop & Exhibition, Child, Child Foundation, Irvine, CA

2009  Guest Speaker, Iranian Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Publications / Interviews

2023    Untitled, collection of articles about Iranian artists with bio and analysis of work published in Tooshe Literature Magazine from 2009-2023

2019    Shellacked Wind, Mojan Mozaffari

            Interview and photo, Foreign Policy Magazine

2009-2017   Series of articles, Tooshe Literature Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2013    Interview, Voice of America, July 20. Los Angeles, CA

            Interview, Jam E Jam (Persian Language Television), Los Angeles, CA

2011     Interview, Andishe TV, Los Angeles, CA

2009   Interview, KIRN Radio 670, Los Angeles, CA

2008   Interview, ITN TV, Los Angeles, CA

2000   Interview, Keyhan Daily Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

2000   Interview, various TV, Radio and Magazines, Tehran, Iran


Selected Awards / Honors:

2015   Certificate of Congressional Recognition for outstanding art exhibition, United States Congress House of Representatives

2014   Juror, Congressional High School Art competition, 44th District Congresswoman Janice Hahn

2012-2013   Two awards, Makan Foundation

2012   Best Judge/Visual Arts award, Irvine Unified Council PTA

2011    Best of Show, Iranian Visual Artists of Los Angeles, CA

2009  First place award, Art Competition, Iranian Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA

2001   First place award, The Woman Art Exhibition, University of Tehran Gallery, Iran

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