Elham Moaidnia

Academic Portfolio
Elham Moaidnia

Residence: Sydney, Australia


Academic Training
1992 1996 Graduated in Graphic

High school of Fine Arts - Honarhaye Ziba (One of the earliest and distinguished art schools in Iran), Isfahan

1996 2001 BA in Art (Painting)
Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Azad University, Tehran, Iran


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Professional Portfolio

Selected Exhibitions
 Group exhibition : 2010 | Group | TVH Gallery | Sydney, Australia
 Who could have imagined: 2008 | Solo | Showcase gallery | Dubai, UAE

 Iran today: 2008 | Solo | Showcase gallery | Dubai, UAE

 100 paintings from 100 Artists: 2003 | Group| Golestan gallery | Tehran, Iran

 100 paintings from 100 Artists: 2002 | Group| Asar gallery| Tehran, Iran

 Decorative: 2002| Group | Atashzad art gallery | Tehran, Iran

 The bird: 2002| Solo| Atashzad art gallery | Tehran, Iran

 Mural: 2001 | Group | German embassy | Tehran, Iran

 Ashoora: 2001 | Group| Atashzad art gallery | Tehran, Iran

 Charity: 1998| Group| Tehran complex gallery | Tehran, Iran

 Painting on Ceramic: 1996| Group| Hafez tower gallery| Tehran, Iran

 Enghelab Theme: 1995 | Solo | Naghshe Jahan art gallery | Isfahan, Iran
 Esfahan: 1995 | Group| Naghshe Jahan art gallery| Isfahan, Iran
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Elham Biography and Style of paintings

Elham Moaidnia - Says she started scribbling with pencil and paper since she was not yet ten. She was fascinated by the so-called drawings as well as the world around her, and soon she developed a deep love for this, which has not left her and has grown by the day.

Form - She began her work by copying the classics, some graphic work, and national and traditional motifs. After all she was born in Isfahan, the cradle of art and culture in post-Islamic times. Gradually Iranian motifs fade away from her works and they are replaced with Expressionism, and today she considers her work post-Expressionist. From among the masters she is more inspired by Marc Chagall.

Content The principal essence and message of Elham's works are social and impressed by the life of man today, especially today's woman and her situation in IRI. Two main features in her work are first: descriptive, where she narrates the event or realities she observes. In proportion to the strength and placidity of her emotion vs. the subject of work.

Her sentimental passion is also influenced, and show itself colourful or discoloured on the canvas. Colours play the central role in reflecting her message; then come the lines and curves, etc.

She uses various
media: water colour, oil painting, gouache, even pieces of old books and newspapers and calligraphy, and even ceramic and wood at times. The second feature of Elham's work is offering positive message for activity and the manner of activity. Hence, her work is not merely descriptive and narrating a tragic reality, rather, at times, and perhaps often, small windows of hope and light could be seen here and there in her works.

Elham says: "She is an optimist and hopeful, and knows that
'eventually someone will come, someone who is like no one; someone who pulls out his knife solely for cutting bread and dividing it among everyone!'

This optimism accompanied with the passion and enthusiasm of struggle and solving problems, above all the predicaments of modern woman. And where it concerns the woman of today and her plights and predicaments, she asserts herself and her work with strength and importance, and this is probably the core wish of Elham.

Art has a very difficult and uneven path, full of ups and downs; but Elham too is very hardworking and industrious, serious in her work, and does not easy give up or turn back on her beliefs and work.

(Dr. ARZK)

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