MEHRDAD

Tabriz / 1976

Mehrdad Khataei Artist Meloomi Persian Art Gallery

Mehrdad Khataei born in Tabriz and grew up in Tehran where he graduated from the Azad University of Tehran with an M.A. in fine arts. He is a teacher of the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran.  Mehrdad is an accomplished artist and is well-known in Iran and internationally and is also widely credited for educating emerging Iranian artists. His artworks have been exhibited internationally and are included in important private and public collections around the world. He has numerous awards and prizes including the Premio Fibrenus award, the Semi Grand-Prix of the Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, the Second Prize of the 4th International Printmaking Biennale of Valladolid and the Finalist Prize of the 1st International Printmaking Biennale of Istanbul.

Khataei’s artworks feature in many public art collections including the Tama Art University Museum of Tokyo; The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; The International Print Center, New York; The Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia; The Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China and the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Turkey.

His work is a big inspiration to many artists and art lovers around the world and we are proud to present some of the Mehrdad’s precious artworks here at Meloomi.

PRINCIPAL SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2016, Drawing and MixedMedia Solo Exhibition, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
  • 2014, Drawing and Video Art Solo Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009, Printmaking and Drawing Solo Exhibition, Dey Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

PRINCIPAL JURIED and GROUP EXHIBITIONS, BIENNIALS:

  • 2016, XXX International Premio Fibrenus 2016, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy
  • 2016, XVI International Biennale Small Graphics and Exlibris Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
  • 2016, VII Atlante International Awards  of  The “Fundación Museo de Artes del Grabado” Spain
  • 2016, 1st International Biennial of Graphic Art, Lodz, Poland
  • 2016, International Biennial Print Exhibit, ROC, Taiwan
  • 2016, 8th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal
  • 2016, 5th International Printmaking Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2016, International Triennial of Contemporary Printmaking, 21×21, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015, Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2015, XXIX International Premio Fibrenus 2015, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy
  • 2015, Third International Mezzotint Festival-2015, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2015, TRIBUNA GRAPHIC 2015 – International Art Exhibition – Romania
  • 2014, The 9th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan
  • 2014, UAMO Art Festival 2014, Munich, Germany
  • 2014, The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand
  • 2014, 2nd International Printmaking Triennial, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2014, IV International Printmaking Biennial “Aguafuerte”, Valladolid, Spain
  • 2013, XII International Printmaking  Biennial “Josep De Ribera” Xàtiva, Valencia, Spain
  • 2013, Ural International Print Triennial, Russia
  • 2013, the 16th International Biennial of Printmaking, Sarcelles, France
  • 2013, The 10th “Iosif Iser” International Contemporary Print Biennial, Romania
  • 2013, 5th International Art Days of Egeart, “Miniprint Exhibition”, Izmir, Turkey
  • 2013, The 17th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria
  • 2013, IPCNY, New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013, New York, USA
  • 2013, 8th The Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • 2013, Second International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2013, The 12th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad Exhibition, Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2013, The XI Edition of the International Biennial of Engraving “Acqui Prize”, Italia
  • 2013, International Print Triennial – Krakow, Falun Exhibition 2013, Sweden
  • 2012, International Print Triennial – Krakow, Main Exhibition of MTG Krakow 2012, Poland
  • 2012, 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
  • 2012, 2th Yunnan International Print Exhibition, China
  • 2011, Giving Pause/Reflecting Still juried exhibition, The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, USA
  • 2011, 14th International Biennial of Small Graphic Forms, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
  • 2011, The 15th International Biennial Exhibition of Engraving, Sarcelles, France
  • 2011, Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
  • 2011, 7th The Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • 2011, Persona Art Festival, London, UK
  • 2011, The International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2011, Arkansas State University, The 2011 Delta Prints Exhibition, USA
  • 2011, “I Read The News Today” Group Exhibition, The Benicia Public Library, California, USA
  • 2010, International exhibition NORD ART 2010, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • 2010, Painting, Print & Drawing Exhibition, tactileBOSCH Gallery & Studios, UK
  • 2010, 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
  • 2010, 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition (PIPE 2010), Malaysia
  • 2009, Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
  • 2009, ‘Acqui Prize’ IX International Biennial of Engraving, Italia
  • 2008, 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008, Drawing and Painting Group Exhibition, Niavaran Art and Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008, Painting Biennial, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007, 1st Printmaking Biennial, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003, Group Exhibition of  Al-Zahra University Professors, Bahman Art and Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

 HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2016, Nomination – 1st International Biennale of Graphic Art, Lodz, Poland
  • 2016, Selected Award, International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, Taiwan
  • 2016, Honourable Mention in 5th International Printmaking Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015, First Prize – PREMIO FIBRENUS 2015 – XXIX Edizione, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy
  • 2015, Semi Grand-Prix – Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2015
  • 2012, Honourable Mention in 2nd Yunnan International Print Exhibition, China
  • 2011, Honourable Mention in The 15th International Biennial of Engraving, Sarcelles, France
  • 2011, Honourable Mention in Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
  • 2011, Honourable Mention in Arkansas State University, Delta Prints Exhibition, USA
  • 2009, Honourable Mention in Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
  • 2008, Finalist and Honourable Mention in 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000, Honourable Mention in Drawing Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 1999, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 1997, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

  • Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy
  • International Biennale of Graphic Art Łódź, Poland
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
  • The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, USA
  • Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Ino-cho Paper Museum, Japan
  • The Benicia Public Library, California, USA
  • Ostrów Wielkopolski Town Museum, Poland
  • Douro Museum, Portugal
  • Arte Gráfica, “Fundación Museo de Artes del Grabado”, Spain
  • Association of the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts (IMOGA), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
  • Museum of Engraving Collection – Paleologi Castle in Acqui Terme, Italy

RESEARCHES and PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Study on colours of flower and bird in Iranian Miniature and its application in contemporary figurative painting (Thesis of B.A)
  2. Study on Eastern art, specifically painting and it’s relation with the Art of Zen (Thesis of M.A)
  3. Selection of Drawing and Printmaking Works

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • International California Society of Printmakers
  • International Mezzotint Society
  • The Print Center
  • Iranian Painters Association

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